Lolo Jones Helps LSU Set Two Meet Records
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Lolo Jones helped LSU set two meet records, then won an individual event at the Texas Relays on Saturday.
Jones, Stephanie Durst, Monique Hall and Muna Lee set a meet record in the university/college 800-meter relay, finishing in 1 minute, 30.07 seconds. The Tigers broke the record of 1:30.93 set by Texas in 1999.
In the 400, Jones, Durst, Hall and Lee won in 42.63, breaking the mark of 42.9 set by Texas in 1999. Texas finished second after beating the Tigers in this event last year.
Jones later won the 100 hurdles in 12.9, tying the meet record set by Illinois’ Perdita Felicien last year.
Jones was selected the Most Outstanding Collegiate Female Performer, the first Tiger to win the honor since Cheryl Taplin in 1994. LSU also was chosen as the Most Outstanding Collegiate Team.
``We wanted to come here and make up for last year, because it seems like we just couldn’t beat Texas,″ Jones said. ``This year I am more mature, and that has given me a lot of confidence.″
Lee won the 100 in a personal best 10.97, but the race was wind aided and the time will not count.
``I didn’t expect to have to go that fast this year in the season,″ Lee said. ``The rest of the field went out fast, so I had to.″
Texas won the 1,600 relay in a meet record 3:26.96 behind the running of Naleya Downer, Alyssa Aiken, Raasin McIntosh and Sanya Richards. The foursome broke the record of 3:28.48 set by Texas in 1999.
Freshmen Steven Mullings and Dexter Faulk won events for Barton County (N.C.) in the men’s college division. Mullings won the 100 in 10.14, while Faulk won the 110 hurdles in 13.71.
Olympic gold medalist Maurice Green anchored HSI’s 400-relay team in the men’s invitational, but it finished second in 38.89 with Green, Jon Drummond, Kaaron Conwright and Ato Boldon.
USA Blue won in 38.75 with Mickey Grimes, Ken Brokenburr, Darvis Patton and Bernard Williams.