Joshua Thompson was crowned the Tyson Invitational champion with a 7.73 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles Friday for one of the NCAA’s leading performances in 2015.

Thompson tied for the fifth-fastest performance nationally this season and moved into the No. 4 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event.

“What a breakthrough for J.T. tonight,” LSU coach Dennis Shaver said. “He’s come so close to having that kind of performance really throughout his time with us, but especially this season.”

The action at both the Tyson Invitational and Iowa State Classic continues Saturday.

Also Saturday at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse, the Tigers and Lady Tigers are in action at the LSU High Performance Meet that is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Women’s tennis

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — The No. 37 LSU women’s tennis team (5-2) won the doubles court and took two courts in singles but fell 4-3 to No. 60 Wake Forest (8-2) on Friday.

No. 60 Wake Forest 4, No. 37 LSU 3

At Winston-Salem, N.C.


1. Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. No. 29 Joana Vale Costa (LSU) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

2. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Noel Scott (LSU) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8)

3. No. 87 Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF) 6-0, 1-6, 6-0

4. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Abigail Owens (LSU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

5. Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

6. Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5


1. Noel Scott/Joana Vale Costa (LSU) def. Kasey Gardiner/Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-2

2. No. 60 Abigail Owens/Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) def. Kimmy Guerin/Samantha Asch (WF) 6-1

3. Xue Zhang/Karen Forman (WF) vs. Ella Taylor/Skylar Holloway (LSU) 5-2, unfinished