Ofili qualifies in four events to lead LSU women’s performers advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Championships

LSU sprinter Favour Ofili PHOTO BY: LSU athletics.

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – The No. 5 LSU women’s track and field team closed out the 2022 NCAA East Prelims with 11 more bids to the national meet on Saturday and leave the University of Indiana with a total of 14 berths in NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Sprinter Favour Ofili advanced to the NCAA meet in Eugene, Oregon in four events, both short sprints and a pair of relays. She qualified in both the 100 (11.02) and 200 (22.08) meters – winning both heats – and also ran legs on the 400 and 1600 relay teams.

Ofili was also a member of both relay teams that moved on to the semifinals, joining forces with Alia Armstrong, Tionna Beard-Brown, and Thelma Davies to advance in the 400 relay (42.98). She was joined by Hannah Douglas, Garriel White, and Michaela Rose to advance in the 1600 relay (3:30.51).

LSU placed a couple of its hurdlers in the NCAA meet. Armstrong won her heat in the 100 hurdles (12.82) and White had a personal best time (56.73) in the 400 hurdles.

Beard-Brown and Symone Mason will also join Ofili in the 100-meter dash after running times of 11.33 and 11.34, respectively.

The Tigers saw both of their hurdlers move on to their respective semifinals. Armstrong finished on top of her heat to secure an automatic bid after running a time of 12.82 in the 100-meter hurdle race. White ran a personal-best 400-meter hurdle time of 56.73 to see herself advance to the national meet.

Beard-Brown and Symone Mason will also join Ofili in the 100-meter dash at the national meet after running times of 11.33 and 11.34.

Katy-Ann McDonald won her heat in the 800 (2:03.42), while Nyagoa Bayak and Morgan Smalls each cleared 6-0 1/2.

Other Results

Amber Hart | Discus | 38th | 153’ 6” (46.80m)

Abigail O’Donoghue | High Jump | 23rd | 5’ 9.25” (1.76m)

Alicia Stamey | 3000 Meter Steeplechase | 46th | 10:56.17

Serena Bolden | Long Jump | 30th | 40’ 10.25” (12.45m)

Kyndal McKnight | Long Jump | 31st | 40’ 10.25” (12.45m)

Thelma Davies | 100 Meters | 15th | 11.40

Michaela Rose | 800 Meters | 17th | 2:04.87

Thelma Davies | 200 Meters | 21st | 23.62

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