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LSU's Aleia Hobbs, far left, leads the top-ranked Lady Tigers into the SEC championships that begin Friday in Knoxville, Tenn. Hobbs has the fastest time in the nation in the 100 meters this spring after winning the NCAA indoor 60 in March.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — LSU sprinters Mikiah Brisco and Aleia Hobbs went into the NCAA Indoor championships with the nation's top two times in the 60 meters.

The form chart didn't exactly hold up in Saturday's final, but the Lady Tigers got what they wanted: A 1-2 finish in the event with Hobbs winning and Brisco taking second.

They helped the fourth-ranked Lady Tigers finish sixth in the team race with 29 points; the Tigers tied for 26th with nine points.

Georgia won the women's title with 61 points and the Florida men made it a Southeastern Conference sweep with 40.

With no room for error in a short race, Hobbs had a solid start and closed strong for the win with Brisco following.

Hobbs, a senior from Eleanor McMain High School in New Orleans, tied the collegiate record of 7.07 seconds set by Oregon's Hannah Cunliffe a year ago.

Brisco, a senior and former Baton Rouge High star who won the NCAA outdoor 100 meters last June, took second with 7.11 seconds.

Brisco went into the championships with a personal-record of 7.10 this season, while Hobbs had the second-fastest time with a PR of 7.12.

Hobbs posted the fastest time in the 60 prelims on Friday night with a 7.12, while Brisco's time of 7.21 was the seventh-fastest of the eight qualifiers.

LSU actually had half of the eight qualifiers in the final. Kortneil Johnson was seventh (7.26) and Cassondra Hall was eighth (7.32).

The 1-2-7-8 finish in the 60 meters gave the Lady Tigers 21 points in the event.

Later, Johnson came back to finish fifth in the 200 with a time of 22.90 seconds and teammate Tonea Marshall was seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.17.

The Lady Tigers capped the meet by taking seventh in the 4x400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 31.89 seconds.

On the men's side, Jaron Flournoy clocked a PR of 20.55 seconds in taking fourth place in the 200 meters and Damion Thomas was eighth in the 60 hurdles (8.25).

The Tigers also finished sixth in the 4x400 relay in 3:05.31.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — LSU sprinters Mikiah Brisco and Aleia Hobbs went into the NCAA Indoor championships with the nation's top two times in the 60 meters.

Form didn't hold in the final Saturday, but the Lady Tigers did get what they wanted: A 1-2 finish in the event with Hobbs winning and Brisco taking second.

With no room for error in a short race, Hobbs had a solid start and closed strong for the win with Brisco following.

Hobbs, a senior from Eleanor McMain High School in New Orleans, tied the collegiate record of 7.07 seconds set by Oregon's Hannah Cunliffe a year ago.

Brisco, a senior and former Baton Rouge High star who won the NCAA outdoor 100 meters last June, took second in 7.11 seconds.

Brisco went into the championships with a personal-record of 7.10 this season, while Hobbs had the second-fastest time with a PR of 7.12.

Hobbs posted the fastest time in the 60 prelims on Friday night with a 7.12.

LSU had half the eight qualifiers in the final. Kortneil Johnson was seventh (7.26) and Cassondra Hall was eighth (7.32).

The 1-2-7-8 finish gave the Lady Tigers 21 points I the event.

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