The LSU track and field team will be among 10 teams taking part in the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
The trip to Florida will serve as LSU’s final regular-season road trip. The Tigers will be home the next two weekends, hosting the Alumni Gold (April 21) and LSU Invitational (April 28) before traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the SEC Championships in mid-May.
LSU is the highest-ranked team on both sides of the meet. The women are ranked fifth and the men 10th.
Action gets underway at 8 a.m. with the high jump, javelin and hammer throw.
LSU's women will look to extend their dominance in the 4x100 meter relay. The foursome of Mikiah Brisco, Kortnei Johnson, Rachel Misher and Aleia Hobbs clocked a world and NCAA best time last weekend at the Battle on the Bayou with a 42.50-second time.
Individually, the trio of Hobbs (10.86 seconds), Johnson (10.97) and Brisco (10.99) have all gone sub-11 this season in the 100. All three sprinters collected their marks at the Texas Relays and their times rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 in the NCAA.
Among the men, LSU's Damion Thomas owns the nation's top 110-meter hurdle time (13.43). Fellow field athlete Jake Norris has three wins in the hammer this season. Norris' season best of 238 feet, 6 inches ranks fourth in the nation.
TIGERS RIDING 12-MATCH WIN STREAK HEADING TO BATTLE ON THE BAYOU: The eighth-ranked Tigers will close out the regular season when they host to No. 7 Florida State, No. 11 Georgia State, TCU, Houston Baptist, UNO and Jacksonville State at the Battle on the Bayou on Saturday and Sunday at Mango’s Beach Club.
Fans are encouraged to come out Saturday when free bucket hats will be available to the first 200 in attendance. Sunday will be the LSU senior tribute.
“This is a big weekend for us,” coach Russell Brock said. “We have some really challenging opponents, these are our last home matches at Mango's and we get to honor our seniors.”
Dating to last season, the Tigers have won 17 consecutive home matches.
10 a.m.: TCU vs. UNO
11 a.m.: Jacksonville State vs. Houston Baptist
Noon: No.11 Georgia State vs. No. 7 Florida State
2 p.m.: No. 8 LSU vs. TCU
3 p.m.: No. 7 FSU vs. Houston Baptist
4 p.m.: Jacksonville State vs. TCU
5 p.m.: UNO vs. No. 7 Florida State
6 p.m.: No. 8 LSU vs. No. 11 Georgia State
8 a.m.: TCU vs. UNO
9 a.m.: No. 11 Georgia State vs. UNO
10 a.m.: No. 8 LSU vs. No. 7 Florida State
11 a.m.: Jacksonville State vs. UNO
Noon: TCU vs. Georgia State
1 p.m.: No. 7 Florida State vs. Jacksonville State
2 p.m.: No. 8 LSU vs. Houston Baptist