After a record-setting weekend for the Tigers and Lady Tigers while hosting the LSU Invitational on Saturday, and Denise Hinton and Aaron Ernest were honored as Southeastern Conference Athletes of the Week for outstanding performances in their regular-season finale.
Hinton was honored as the Women’s Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this outdoor season, while Ernest is the SEC Men’s Runner of the Week.
Hinton smashed her own LSU school record in the hammer throw and catapulted herself near the top of the NCAA rankings in her final appearance. Raised her mark to 213 feet.
Ernest, who entered the weekend with a best of 20.38, smashed his personal record by more than two-tenths of a second as he became the No. 2-ranked runner in the NCAA and the No. 3-ranked sprinter in the world this season with a time of 20.14.