LSU shot putter Tori Bliss didn’t like the direction things were going Saturday in the final appearance of her college career in Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

After fouling on three of her first four throws, the reigning NCAA runner-up in the indoor and outdoor shot put decided some self-motivation was in order.

It led to her first 60-foot throw of her career outdoors, a monster throw of 60 feet, 8 inches that gave her the win and helped the eighth-ranked Lady Tigers claim the team crown in the LSU Invitational to close out the regular season.

Earlier in the day, Bliss won the title in the discus, her secondary event, with a throw of 168-2 as LSU piled up 146 points. Alabama had 134 points, followed by Florida (93), Miami (87) and Ole Miss (84).

Second-ranked LSU also won the men’s title with 158 points, while Alabama (148), Florida (105), Ole Miss (75) and Miami (48) followed.

Bliss and fellow seniors Rodney Brown and Quincy Downing certainly were among the highlights.

“I told myself it was the last time that I was going to throw in Bernie Moore Stadium,” Bliss said. “It was senior day, and I wanted to go out with a bang. I just bucked up and got it done.”

She did with one huge throw on her fifth of six attempts, leaving her name on the school and stadium record books.

In addition to breaking her own school mark of 57-5½, which she set on April 11 in Tucson, Arizona, Bliss’ throw shattered the 32-year-old stadium record of 59-2 set by former Arizona star Meg Ritchie in 1983 and made Bliss the ninth-ranked performer in collegiate history.

“My warm-up (throws) were going out pretty far, but it wasn’t working out so great in competition,” Bliss said. “I had a foul on my first one and the second one was what coach (Derek Yush) calls a ‘safe’ throw.

“Then, I had two more fouls and I wasn’t feeling too great,” she said. “At that point, I had to just go for it.”

LSU coach Dennis Shaver was certainly pleased with Bliss’ effort, one of many solid performances he got from his teams in the final meet before the Southeastern Conference championships.

“Tori has just been so consistent throughout the year,” Shaver said. “Derek has prepared her to do great things down the stretch, and that was a great throw.”

Shortly before Bliss won the shot, Brown wrapped up his college career in Bernie Moore with a victory in the discus. The national leader with a throw of 213-4, he remained unbeaten in seven competitions with a toss of 207-6.

“It’s definitely a confidence-booster (to remain unbeaten), but there are a lot of big meets coming up,” Brown said. “If I can stay undefeated, it would be something to be proud of. But there’s still a pretty long road ahead.”

Downing, who is primarily a 400-meter hurdler, had a big senior day when he won the open 400 with a personal-record of 45.70 to tie for seventh nationally. Teammate Fitzroy Dunkley also had a PR of 45.92 to take third.

The middle distance runners were also solid.

Sophomore Morgan Schuetz won the women’s 800 with a PR of 2 minutes, 03.12 seconds, shaving more than three seconds off her old personal best of 2:06.86. She vaulted from 40th to third on the national descending order list.

While the Tigers’ Blair Henderson and Julian Parker finished third and fourth in the 800 with times of 1:47.03 and 1:47.33 as Alabama’s Alex Amankwah won with a 1:45.91 — the second-fastest time in the nation — they moved into sixth and ninth on the national list.

“I thought the middle distance runners had a tremendous meet,” Shaver said. “What Morgan did wasn’t unexpected, and it was good to see it happen. Then, for Blair and Julian to get into that kind of race, it was good to see them step up and be competitive.”

RESULTS

WOMEN

Final team standings: 1, LSU, 146. 2, Alabama, 134. 3, Florida, 93. 4, Miami, 87. 5, Ole Miss, 84.

Track events

4x100 relay: 1, Florida, 43.22. 2, LSU, 43.41. 3, Ole Miss, 43.80.

1,500: 1, Meropi Panagiotou, Alabama, 4:26.36. 2, Bo Ummels, Ole Miss, 4:27.25. 3, Veronica Lyle, Alabama, 4:27.43.

100 hurdles: 1, Vanessa Clerveaux, Alabama, 13.77. 2, Kayann Richards, Miami, 13.79. 3, Jamika Glades, Miami, 13.86.

400: 1, Robin Reynolds, Florida, 52.15. 2, Claudia Francis, Florida, 52.51. 3, Alex Gholston, Alabama, 52.64.

100: 1, Aleia Hobbs, LSU, 11.39. 2, Mikiah Hobbs, LSU, 11.47. 3, Shannon Ray, Ole Miss, 11.49.

800: 1, Morgan Schuetz, LSU, 2:03.12. 2, Brooke Feldmeier, Ole Miss, 2:03.86. 3, Shaniqua McGinnis, Tiger Olympians, 2:04.17.

400 hurdles: 1, Chanice Chase, LSU, 57.09. 2, Kelsey Balkwill, Miami, 57.96. 3, Daeshon Gordon, LSU, 58.14.

200: 1, Kyra Jefferson, Florida, 22.65. 2, Destinee Gause, Florida, 23.17. 3, Shakima Wimbley, Miami, 23.23.

3,000: 1, Nikki Park, Ole Miss, 9:56.19. 2, Allison Gregg, Alabama, 9:57.21. 3, Madison Rawson, Ole Miss, 10:02.04.

4x400 relay: 1, LSU, 3:39.02. 2, Alabama, 3:40.28. 3, Ole Miss, 3:40.85.

Field events

Javelin: 1, Fawn Miller, Florida, 183-9. 2, Rebekah Wales, LSU, 168-1. 3, Mayme Cook, LSU, 163-4.

High jump: 1, Dakota Dailey-Harris, Miami, 5-9¼. 2, Shanice Hall, LSU, 5-7¼. 3, Briana Kelly, LSU, 5-7¼.

Discus: 1, Tori Bliss, LSU, 168-2. 2, Precious Ogunleye, Miami, 166-8. 3, Lloydricia Cameron, Florida, 166-6.

Pole vault: 1, Alexis Paine, unattached, 14-5½. 2, Lakan Taylor, Alabama, 13-8½. 3, Anna Rawles, Alabama, 12-8¾.

Shot put: 1, Tori Bliss, LSU, 60-8. 2, Tiffany Okieme, Miami, 52-2. 3, Haley Teel, Alabama, 51-0.

Long jump: 1, Quanesha Burks, Alabama, 21-2¾. 2, Nataliyah Friar, LSU, 20-7¾. 3, Kierra White, Ole Miss, 19-11¾.

Hammer: 1, Danielle McConnell, Alabama, 199-1. 2, Precious Ogunleye, Miami, 193-8. 3, Nia Barnes, Alabama, 192-0.

Triple jump: 1, Lynnika Pitts, Tiger Olympians, 43-10¾. 2, Keri Emanuel, Tiger Olympians, 43-3. 3, Ciarra Brewer, Florida, 41-9¼.

MEN

Final team standings: 1, LSU, 158. 2, Alabama, 148. 3, Florida, 105. 4, Ole Miss, 75. 5, Miami, 48.

Track events

4x100 relay: 1, LSU, 39.11. 2, Florida, 39.40. 3, Alabama, 39.63.

1,500: 1, Andres Arroyo, Florida, 3:50.76. 2, Parker Deuel, Alabama, 3:52.39. 3, Payton Ballard, Alabama, 3:52.73.

110 hurdles: 1, Aries Merritt, Nike, 13.39. 2, Joshua Thompson, LSU, 13.80. 3, Jordan Moore, 13.83.

400: 1, Quincy Downing, LSU, 45.70. 2, Steven Gayle, Alabama, 45.77. 3, Fitzroy Dunkley, LSU, 45.92.

100: 1, Jalen Miller, Ole Miss, 10.24. 2, Aaron Ernest, LSU, 10.27. 3, Dedric Dukes, Florida, 10.29.

800: 1, Alex Amankwah, Alabama, 1:45.91. 2. Craig Engels, Ole Miss, 1:46.13. 3, Blair Henderson, LSU, 1:47.03.

400 hurdles: 1, Christian Cook, Miami, 52.08. 2, TJ Holmes, Florida, 52.27. 3, Gabriel Aird, Florida, 52.93.

200: 1, Dedric Dukes, Florida, 20.23. 2, Cameron Hudson, Alabama, 20.78. 3, Ahmed Ali, Alabama, 20.86.

5,000: 1, Phillip Primeaux, LSU, 14:47.34. 2, Travis Pope, LSU, 15:10.27. 3, Sean Grossman, Miami, 15:29.15.

4x400 relay: 1, LSU, 3:12.23. 2, Alabama, 3:12.30.

Field events

Javelin: 1, Kyle Felpel, Alabama, 210-5. 2, Jeremy Tuttle, LSU, 206-7. 3, Terry Hughes, LSU, 197-10.

Discus: 1. Rodney Brown, LSU, 207-6. 2, Hayden Reed, Alabama, 197-3. 3, Daniel Haugh, unattached, 185-3.

Pole vault: 1, Harry Glasser, Florida, 16-3¼. 2, tie, Cameron Robichaux, LSU, and Jacob Zalesky, Alabama, 16-3¼.

High jump: 1, Justin Fondren, Alabama, 6-11¾. 2, Branden Greene, Ole Miss, 6-10¼. 3, Jhonny Victor, Florida, 6-10¼.

Long jump: 1, Marquis Dendy, Florida, 25-4½. 2, Phillip Young, Ole Miss, 25-¾. 3, Cameron Hudson, Alabama, 24-9¾.

Hammer: 1, Kyle Strawn, Florida, 218-8. 2, Michael Lauro, Tiger Olympians, 216-0. 3, Dempsey McGuigan, Ole Miss, 214-5.

Shot put: 1, Kyle Felpel, Alabama, 59-7. 2, 2, Daniel Polinski, Miami, 55-10½. 3, Hayden Reed, Alabama, 55-10¼.

Triple jump: 1, Phillip Young, Ole Miss, 52-8¾. 2, Jeremiah Green, Alabama, 51-3¾. 3, Jonathan Pitt, LSU, 50-5¼.