Led by first-place performances from JuVaughn Blake and Kortnei Johnson, the LSU track and field teams completed their two-day stay at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday.
Blake, a freshman, won the men’s collegiate high jump title with a personal-record leap of 7 feet, 3¼ inches, while Johnson won the women’s invitational 200 meters in 23.14 seconds.
Blake’s winning mark moved him from seventh place to third on the school’s all-time list behind only Tom Lange (7-6½) and Allain Metellus (7-3½).
Blake’s previous PR of 7-1 came last month at the Razorback Invitational, which was also held in the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Johnson sped to the title in the women’s invitational 200 title, which also saw teammate Mikiah Brisco finish third in 23.25 seconds.
Brisco is the national leader in the 60 meters with an altitude-adjusted time of 7.10 seconds.
The Lady Tigers also took second in the invitational 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes, 33.45 seconds, while LSU won the collegiate crown in that event with a 3:35.00.
Tigers sprinter Akanni Hislop won the men’s collegiate 200 in 21.29 seconds while Abby O'Donoghue won the high jump with a jump of 5-10 3/4.