LAFAYETTE — LSU junior Mayme Cook threw a personal best when her javelin landed 161 feet, into the infield to take the title during Friday’s opener in the Louisiana Classics the Ragin’ Cajuns Track Stadium.
Cook captured her first collegiate javelin title when she outdistanced junior teammate Doren Welch by nearly 12 feet while smashing her previous personal best of 158-8. It also strengthened her grip on the No. 7 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event.
Welch struck silver with a season-opening 149-3, while sophomore Alli Brasuell won the bronze medal with a throw of 136-3 in the second round.
Jeremy Tuttle led the way for LSU in men’s javelin by throwing 201-2 for second place.
Junior teammate Terry Hughes finished in third place, throwing a mark of 198-7, followed by junior Philip Moody in fifth place with a mark of 195-5 and junior Garret LeBouef in eighth place (183-3).
LSU’s distance duo of junior Travis Pope and freshman Joseph St. Cyr took second place and third place, respectively, in the men’s 10,000-meter run. Pope clocked in at 31 minutes, 59.62 seconds for second place, and St. Cyr finished with a time of 33:15.66 in third place.
Swimming and diving
Carter, Weil shine at NCAA championships: In Greensboro, North Carolina, Senior Amber Carter tied the school record in the 100 fly (52.11) during prelims on the way to her first All-American honor, and Cassie Weil earned her fifth All-American honor on day two of the NCAA Championships.
Weil collected her third NCAA Honorable Mention All-American honor on three-meter with a score of 336.35 during prelims and score of 340.30 during finals. The junior finished 11th overall during prelims and fourth in the consolation final.
Carter finished 14th in the country during the consolation final and is an NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 fly.
In the first event of the day, the women’s 200 medley relay team of Caley Oquist, Colleen O’Neil, Amber Carter and Leah Troskot just missed the final with a time of 1:37.70 to finish 17th.
Kara Kopcso also had a nice swim in the 100 fly. The sophomore finished 27th overall with a time of 52.56.
In the 200 free prelims, Troskot finished 48th with a time of 1:47.90. O’Neil also tallied a time of 1:01.04 for 35th in the 100 breast.
Oquist wrapped up the individual events by finishing 25th in the 100 back (52.90).
SIMPSON CLINCHES 4-3 WIN AT ALABAMA : In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the No. 23 LSU men’s tennis team (14-3, 3-2 SEC) notched their first Southeastern Conference road win of the season on Friday when they outlasted Alabama (12-11, 2-4 SEC) with a 4-3 win.
Senior Chris Simpson clinched the victory for the Tigers with his three-set victory on court two.
1. #85 Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. Korey Lovett (UA) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
2. #117 Chris Simpson (LSU) def. B. O’Shaughnessey (UA) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
3. Nikko Madregallejo (UA) def. Tam Trinh (LSU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
4. Boris Arias (LSU) def. Danny Kerznerman (UA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
5. Stuart Kenyon (UA) def. Justin Butsch (LSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
6. Andrew Korinek (LSU) def. Sam Edwards (UA) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
1. #32 Korey Lovett/B. O’Shaughnessey (UA) def. #18 Jordan Daigle/Boris Arias (LSU) 6-4
2. Sean Donohue/Stuart Kenyon (UA) vs. #71 Eric Perez/Tam Trinh (LSU) 4-4, unfinished
3. Sam Edwards/Nikko Madregallejo (UA) def. Chris Simpson/Justin Butsch (LSU) 6-1
Alabama comes back to defeat LSU 5-2: No. 40 Joana Vale Costa defeated No. 26 Erin Routliffe 6-3, 6-4 on court one for her fifth ranked and third SEC win of the season, but it wasn’t enough as LSU fell to No. 9 Alabama 5-2 Friday at ‘Dub’ Robinson Stadium.
1. #40 Joana Vale Costa (LSU) def. #26 Erin Routliffe (UA) 6-3, 6-4
2. #115 Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) def. #54 Danielle Spielmann (UA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. #48 Maya Jansen (UA) def. Abigail Owens (LSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
4. Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Noel Scott (LSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
5. Emily Zabor (UA) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
6. Luicelena Perez (UA) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 7-5, 6-3
1. #9 Erin Routliffe/Maya Jansen (UA) def. Joana Vale Costa/Noel Scott (LSU) 8-4
2. #46 Emily Zabor/Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Skylar Kuykendall/Abigail Owens (LSU) 8-4
3. Skylar Holloway/Amanda Atanasson (LSU) vs. Danielle Spielmann/Luicelena Perez (UA) 6-6, unfinished
Lady Tigers dominate UNO, UNF at first home match: The LSU sand volleyball team (5-6) defeated UNO and North Florida on Friday at the Mango Beach Volleyball Club. The Lady Tigers went 5-0 against both teams, losing only two sets on the day.
LSU vs. UNO LSU wins 5-0
1’s – Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana (LSU) def. Cara Sander/Celeste Ramirez (UNO) (21-8, 21-10)
2’s –Cati Leak/Callan Molle (LSU) def. Brooklyn Frank/Lauren Levy (UNO) (21-9, 21-9)
3’s-Helen Boyle/Cheyenne Wood (LSU) def. Mikayla Sellers-Wiebe (UNO) (21-8, 21-5)
4’s-Katarina Raicevic/Carly Morris (LSU) def. Kelsea Hundtoft/Camila Lau (UNO) (21-6, 21-18)
5’s- Riley Young/Emma Hiller (LSU) def. Ashley Everett/Roblez (21-3, 21-18)
LSU vs. UNF LSU wins 5-0
1’s – Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana (LSU) def. Cameron McGuire/Cari Whitmire (UNF) (21-15, 21-17)
2’s –Cati Leak/Callan Molle (LSU) def. Tessa Alyman/Jess Kinlaw (UNF) (18-21, 21-8, 15-10)
3’s-Helen Boyle/Cheyenne Wood (LSU) def. Tanner Garbutt/Julie Trembley (UNF) (24-22, 21-15)
4’s-Katarina Raicevic/Carly Morris (LSU) def. Ambre Desaulnay/Kimberly Ferguson (UNF) (23-21, 21-19)
5’s- Riley Young/Emma Hiller (LSU) def. Emily Davanzo/Ebony Gunn (UNF) (24-22, 21-15)
Senior women’s golfer on award watch list: LSU senior women’s golfer Madelene Sagstrom, ranked No. 3 in the country in the Golfweek/Sagarin performance rankings and in the Golfstat Cup, is listed on the latest watch list announced Friday for the 2015 ANNIKA award.