LSU men's track and field wins 2021 NCAA national championship
LSU men’s track and field is the latest SEC team to win a national championship this spring.
Coach Dennis Shaver’s top-ranked squad scored 84 points to secure the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Title on Friday evening at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. LSU won five individual event titles and the 4×100 meter relay at the meet. LSU’s six event titles at the NCAA outdoor meet are the second most ever in meet history. Ohio State captured seven in 1936. LSU won event titles in the javelin (Tzuriel Pedigo), 100 meters (Terrance Laird), high jump (JuVaughn Harrison), long jump (JuVaughn Harrison), 400-meter hurdles (Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell), and the 4×100 meter relay.
“It means a lot because there have been so many times we’ve been second at this meet,” Shaver said via the team recap. “To be able to win it is pretty exciting. We came out here and dominated the meet in a lot of ways and that made it special for us.”
The Tigers led wire to wire, scoring 24 points on opening day and adding 60 more points on Friday.
The High Point Scorer of the Meet was Terrance Laird picking up 20.5 half points thanks to his national titles in the 4×100 meter relay and 100 meters; he also took second in the 200 meters.
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— LSU Track & Field (@LSUTrackField) June 12, 2021
Congratulations to Coach Shaver, his staff and the LSU Men’s Track & Field team on winning the national championship! Geaux Tigers!
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) June 12, 2021
The SEC shared a fun fact on Twitter. The 2021 title is the conference’s 250th won by a varsity team in conference history. LSU Men’s Outdoor Track & Field got it all started with the first title in 1933.