The end of the indoor season is in sight for the LSU track and field teams.
Members of the Tigers and Lady Tigers teams will go through one final competition this weekend to wind up their preps for the Southeastern Conference Indoor championships.
With some athletes lining up in the LSU Twilight meet on Friday at the Carl Maddox Field House and select others entering the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame on Saturday, it will be the final competition for the Tigers and Lady Tigers before the SEC meet Feb. 24-25.
Both teams are ranked fifth in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association polls.
The LSU Twilight begins with the field events at 2:30 p.m., while the track events get under way at 3:30 p.m. Live results will be available at http://results.deltatiming.com/lsu.
While some athletes will use the LSU Twilight meet as a workout for the SEC meet, at least 11 Tigers and Lady Tigers will be trying to move up on the NCAA's performance list in advance of the SEC meet.
The top 16 athletes in individual events and 12 relays teams earn invites to the national championships March 10-11.
Freshmen jumpers Rayvon Grey and Christian Miller are among the athletes who will be trying to improve their position on the national lists.
Grey is 24th on the performance list with a best of 24 feet, 11½ inches in the long jump, while Miller is 25th in the triple jump at 51-4½.
On the Lady Tigers’ side, sophomore Jordan McClendon ranks 18th in the weight throw with a season’s-best of 66-5¼ — just 3 inches off the cutoff point for the top 16, while freshman Tonea Marshall is 22nd with a best of 8.23 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles.
Also scheduled to compete Friday are national leader Johnnie Jackson in the men’s weight throw (77-3¾), and Aleia Hobbs and Jada Martin in the women’s 60 meters. Hobbs ranks seventh in the nation (7.25) and Martin is 14th (7.29).