Shreveport distance runner Key joins LSU track and field and cross country teams, strengthening stacked class arriving in 2024

Shreveport-native and record-breaking distance runner will officially join the LSU Tigers track and field and cross country teams in 2024. PHOTO BY LSU Athletics

The LSU women’s track and field and cross-country programs are welcoming distance runner Jenna Key, Head Coach Dennis Shaver announced on Wednesday.

The Shreveport, La., native will join a stacked class distance class arriving in 2024 for the Tigers. Key is a member of the track & field team at C.E. Byrd High School, where she holds an impressive 4.8 GPA.

“I chose LSU because of the coaching staff and team that all truly felt like a family,” said Key. “It is an exciting time to be a Tiger and I cannot wait to be a part of something so special.”

This past cross-country season Key set a school and Caddo Parish record when she won the Catholic High Invitational in 17:26 over three miles

With a season left in her track career, Key holds personal-best times of 5:16.05 in the 1600 meter, 11:06.06 in the 3200 meter, and 18:37.26 in the 5000 meter.

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