Baton Rouge native Camel enjoys big day to highlight LSU’s 11 wins during Joe May event

LSU's Doria Martingayle wons her first outdoor event in a personal best time Saturday at the Joe May Invitational. PHOTO BY: LSU athletics.

Dorian Camel of Baton Rouge’s Scotlandville High had a dominant day in the short sprints with a in the 100 meters (10.12) and second in the 200 (20.31) to highlight LSU’s 11 wins during Saturday’s Joe May Invitational at Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

His time in the 100 in slightly windy conditions was No. 5 on the national list this season in the NCAA and his 200 time was the top collegiate finisher, behind current world champion Christian Coleman (20.25).

Amber Hart registered a pair of personal bests in both the discus and shot put. She started win in the discus (175-3) with a career-best distance (175-3) for fifth best in LSU history and added the fifth-best shot put effort (53-1) for third in the event.

Amber Anning won her second straight event title in the 400 (52.13), while Doria Martingayle won the 1,500 in a personal best time (4:35.11) and won her first career collegiate title. Freshman Michaela Rose won her LSU debut in the 400 hurdles with an impressive starting time of 57.62 to rank seventh nationally.

LSU had five other field event titles led by three from the jumps group and two from the throwers.

Serena Bolden notched the top spot in the women’s long jump with a career best mark (20-7), Abigail O’Donoghue (high jump/6 feet) and Lisa Gunnarsson (pole vault/14-5 1/2) were the other jumpers to get victories. Tzuriel Pedigo won the men’s javelin (232 feet), and Jake Norris won the hammer with a season best heave of (230-3), moving up to No. 6 in the NCAA.

The women’s 4×400 relay was the final event title for the Tigers with the team of Favour Ofili, Amber Anning, Michaela Rose, and Garriel White winning in a time of 3:29.88 for gold for the No. 7 time in the NCAA this year.

Ofili ran a blistering personal best in the 100 (11.00) to earn silver in the event, the fourth best time in the NCAA and world this year.

It’s also the fifth fastest wind legal time ever run by a Nigerian in the 100. Ofili also ran a split of 50.16 as the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4×400 relay.

John Meyer opened up his LSU outdoor career with a pair of second-place showings with a personal best in the discus (161) and earned the No. 2 spot on the outdoor list at LSU in the shot put (65-2 1/4).

Da’Marcus Fleming improved his season best time in the 100 (10.14) with an NCAA qualifying time and finished behind Camel. Anning also finished third in the 200 (23.43), while Garriel White (400m hurdles/58.28) and Gwyneth Hughes (3,000 meters/10:26.05) finished second and third in their respective events.

Three of LSU’s high jumpers all finished with the same clearance of 6’ (1.83 meters). O’Donoghue won the event based off fewest misses.

Eli Gaughan threw the javelin a distance of 217’ 11” (66.44 meters) to finish as the runner up behind his teammate Pedigo.

LSU’s women’s 4×100 relay of Alia Armstrong, Leah Phillips, Tionna Beard-Brown, and Ofili teamed up for a season best of 42.69 to take second in the event. The time moves them up to No. 3 in the NCAA.

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