LSU’s Pedigo sets school mark, finishes third in NCAA javelin event

EUGENE, Oregon – Former Parkview Baptist standout Tzuriel Pedigo broke his own school record in the javelin at LSU, earned his second All-American honor and finished third in Wednesday’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.

The LSU women begin competition Thursday with the event for the Tigers beginning at 7:32 p.m. CT and action will air live on ESPNU.

Pedigo threw the javelin a career best 258 feet, 10 inches on his fifth attempt that exceeded his previous best of 253-9 at last year’s NCAA meet. He also earned six points for his team with the third-place finish.

LSU also had three individuals and its 4×400 relay team advance from the semifinals to Friday’s finals.

standings can be viewed at ncaa.com.

he trio of Eric Edwards Jr., Da’Marcus Fleming, and Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell advanced out of the semifinals in their respective events. Edwards Jr. ran a 110 meter hurdle time of 13.33 to clock the second fastest time in the semifinals; he’ll compete in the finals at 8:42 p.m. CT on Friday night.

The trio of Eric Edwards Jr., Da’Marcus Fleming, and Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell of Zachary advanced out of the semifinals in their respective events. Edwards Jr. ran a 110 hurdle time of 13.33, the second fastest time in the semifinals and will compete in the finals at 8:42 p.m. CT Friday.

Burrell, the 2021 NCAA champion in the 400 hurdles, ran a season best of 49.19 to win his heat and advance to the finals at 9:27 p.m. CT. Fleming qualified for his first individual NCAA final with a time of 10.16 in the 100. His final will be at 8:52 p.m. CT.

The 4×400 relay made up of Dorian Camel, Burrell, Aaron Smith, and Ashton Hicks had a season best of 3:01.67 to finish third in their heat and advance to the finals on Friday. Camel of Scotlandville High School and Burrell teamed up to cover the first 800 meters of the relay in 1:30.74 before Smith ran a split of 46.01. Hicks closed out the relay with a 44.93 split on the anchor leg.

LSU will have six scoring chances on Friday night on the men’s side.

Other Results
John Meyer – 11th – Shot Put – 63’ 6” (19.35m)
Eli Gaughan – 12th – Javelin – 228’ 1” (69.53m)
Dorian Camel – 19th – 200 Meters – 20.64

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