Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:42 AM by UL Sports Information
The Ragin' Cajuns men's and women's track and field squad is set to continue its 2013 outdoor season here Friday-Saturday, March 22-23 competing in the LSU Relays at Bernie Moore Track Stadium on the LSU campus.
Louisiana began the 2013 outdoor campaign last weekend hosting the Louisiana Classics at the Cajuns Track/Soccer Facility. The Cajuns had four individual champions and the top women's 4x100 relay squad.
The LSU Relays begins at 4 p.m. on Friday. Saturday's morning session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the field events followed by the first events on the track at 11 a.m.
Field events on Friday that the Cajuns and scheduled to participate in include men's and women's pole vault, shot put and hammer throw. Running events on Friday for the Cajuns include the men's and women's 1,500 meter run and 5,000 meter run.
Myles Melancon, coming off a first-place toss of 55-2 ¾ feet at the Louisiana Classics, leads a group of Cajuns men in the shot put. 2012 All-American Albert Fournette, recovering from an indoor season foot injury, is not slated to participate.
Junior college transfer Justin Victor looks to build upon a third place finish at the Louisiana Classics' hammer throw on Friday. Victor's Division I outdoor debut featured a toss of 55.84m/183-2.
Freshman Meredith Driskell headlines the Cajuns women's participants in Friday's pole vault action. Driskell, who ended the indoor season on a string of consecutive 11-foot plus vaults, notched a clearance of 3.45m 11-3 ¾ at the Louisiana Classics.
Anna Katherine Devitt and Ashley Irwin head back out to the track in the women's distance races. Both are participating in the 1,500 meter run and 5,000 meter run. Devitt claimed first place in the 5,000 meter run in the Louisiana Classics (18:15.67), while Irwin was second. Devitt added a Top 5 placement in the women's 1,500 meter run as she was one of only eight runners to finish in under five minutes, placing fourth with a time of 4:46.45.
Freshman Lindsey Harmon, who claimed the event title in the Louisiana Classics women's high jump, is one of several Cajuns to watch in Saturday's action packed schedule of events. Harmon is scheduled to compete at 11 a.m.
Harmon, competing in her first collegiate outdoor event during last weekend's Louisiana Classcis, was the top finisher in the women's high jump with a clearance of 1.78m/5-10. Harmon's mark presently ranks third nationally.
Reigning Sun Belt female track athlete of the week Kacey Elphage takes in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday at 2:45 p.m., competing in the section 1 timed finals. Elphage was the top collegian in the women's 100 meter hurdles in the Louisiana Classics, finishing second overall with a time of 13.54 seconds.
Results and a recap of each day's action of the LSU Relays will be posted on RaginCajuns.com. To track live results from the LSU relays visit LSUSports.net.