Monday, June 11, 2007

Runners Up


Congratulations to the LSU men's and women's track and field teams! Both the Tigers and the Lady Tigers placed second in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend. The men were just six points short of claiming their fifth national championship, while the women were seven points away from bringing home their 14th NCAA outdoor title.

LSU is fortunate to have attracted outstanding track and field athletes from all over the world. Olympians who have also worn LSU's purple and gold include Kelly Willie, Sheila Echols, Esther Jones and Schowanda Williams of the US; Glenroy Gilbert and Angela Phipps of Canada; Claston Bernard, Celena Clarke, Ronetta Smith and Nadia Davy of Jamaica; Robin van Helden and Sharon Jaklofsky of the Netherlands; Mikael Olander of Sweden; Lotfi Khaida of Algeria; and David Kiptoo of Kenya.

Pictured above is the Bernie Moore Track and Field stadium at LSU. Coach Moore led the Tiger track team to its first national championship in 1933.

3 comments:

Steve Buser said...

My alma mater. I can tell you how many nights I was up late at the Library...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Congratulations to the teams. Nice shot too.

I have 1 baby raccoon today and a pile of poop!
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Tara said...

Steve,

Which library was the home of your late nights - Middleton, or the one on Chimes Street? ;)