Armstrong, Phillips highlight LSU’s efforts in New Mexico Collegiate Classic

LSU's Alia Armstrong (middle) captures the 60-meter dash Saturday. PHOTO BY: LSU track and field Twitter.

LSU’s Alia Armstrong and Leah Phillips helped the Tigers close out a successful second day Saturday at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.

Armstrong was the winner in the 60-meter dash with a career best time of 7.16 seconds, narrowly edging teammate Favour Ofili (7.17) at the finish line. The two times from Armstrong and Ofili rank as the sixth and eighth fastest times in LSU history. Amber Anning placed sixth in the race with a personal best of 7.45 and Tionna Beard-Brown took seventh at 7.46 seconds.

Leah Phillips captured her first career indoor title with a personal best of 8.06 in the 60-meter hurdles which is the nation’s No. 10 best time.

In the men’s 60 meters, Da’Marcus Fleming had the best race of his collegiate career with a career-best 6.60 seconds for second in the event but was good enough for No. 3 on the all-time LSU list. Dorian Camel notched a career best of 6.62 seconds for third and move up to No. 5 on the LSU list, and Kenroy Higgins II rounded out LSU’s sprinters in the event by finishing fourth with a season best of 6.66 seconds; the time of 6.66 ranks tied for 10th in LSU history as well.

In the 400 meter dash, Garriel White produced a personal best of 54.32 to take fourth on the women’s side. In men’s action, Ashton Hicks was LSU’s top finisher with a time of 46.46 to take fifth, and Aaron Smith placed ninth with a personal best of 47.63.

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LSU returns to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational Feb. 11-12.

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