FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Led by sophomore Mikiah Brisco’s wins in the 60-meter hurdles and 60 meters, the LSU track and field program came away with five individual titles at the Southeastern Conference indoor championships Saturday.
Brisco, a Baton Rouge High graduate, raced to the win in the 60 hurdles in 8.05 seconds, then returned to the track just 20 minutes later to make it a double in the 60 when she clocked a time of 7.18 seconds.
It was the first time an LSU athlete — man or woman — had won both events at an SEC indoor championship event.
Sparked by Brisco’s 20 points, the LSU women finished second in the meet with 67. Arkansas won with 110 points, while LSU, Georgia (65), and Tennessee and Florida (64 each) rounded out the top five.
On the men’s side, LSU finished in a tie for sixth with 49 points. Arkansas won with 109, followed by Texas A&M (851?3), Ole Miss (80½), Florida (841?3) and Georgia (52).
Brisco’s victory in the hurdles came minutes after LSU’s Jordan Moore kicked off the afternoon for the Tigers by posting a time of 7.60 seconds to claim the men’s 60 hurdles title. His time was a PR and the fastest time in the NCAA Division I ranks this winter.
Moore, a TCU transfer, now has an SEC hurdles title to go with the Big 12 championship he won for the Horned Frogs as a redshirt freshman in 2014.
Minutes after Moore’s race, Brisco stepped onto the sprint track at the Randal Tyson Track Center and made it a sweep for LSU. The Lady Tigers’ Daeshon Gordon finished second in 8.10 seconds.
LSU also picked up wins from Morgan Schuetz in the women’s 800 (2 minutes, 05.68 seconds) and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake in the men’s 200 (20.53). Mitchell-Blake’s time was a PR and kept him in second on the descending order list in the event.
He also finished seventh in the 60 meters final (6.72), while freshman Donte Jackson, who clocked a 6.63 in the preliminary heats Friday to qualify for the final, was scratched with a minor leg injury.
The Lady Tigers’ distance medley relay team of Hollie Parker, Travia Jones, Hannah Deworth and Schuetz placed second with a time of 11:15.43 — less than a second behind Arkansas (11:14.46).
LSU’s David Collins finished third in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 68 feet, 3¾ inches, and the Lady Tigers’ Jada Martin was third in the 200 meters final at 22.92 seconds, while their 4x400 relay team was fourth in 3:33.50.