BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU hosted its fourth-annual Battle on the Bayou on Saturday, where Mississippi State track and field collected four wins and numerous personal bests en route to breaking two school records.
“The competition was strong in Louisiana,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. "When you compete against that level, it pushes you to compete harder. We had a handful of great performances today.”
Maroon and White distance runners wasted no time earning points for the Bulldogs. Junior Emma Neigel won the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase, setting a school-record 10.19.70. Her record-breaking performance comes just a week after sophomore Cornelia Griesche set the MSU record at Texas Relays (10:21.78).
In the field, sophomore Sydney Rodkey tied the MSU record in the women’s pole vault with a career-best 12-02.50. Her clearance earned her a sixth-place finish.
Sophomore Antavius McGhee won the men’s high jump, clearing a personal-best 6-09.75.
Hurdler Scottie Hearn collected the fourth win of the day for MSU as he ran a season-best 51.61 in the men’s 400-meter hurdles. Javon Davis garnered a top-5 finish in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, posting a 14.24, also a season best.
Junior Abigaill Dill saw a personal-best height of 5-05.25 in the women’s high jump, good for a share of sixth place.
The MSU men's 4x100-meter relay posted a third-place time of 41.32. The quartet included Davis, Alistair Moona, Marshall Nunn and Zach Taylor. On the women’s side, Keisha Wallace, Peli Alzola, Ste'yce McNeil and Ocian Archer turned in a time of 47.25 to finish fourth.
Wallace later clocked a season-best 13.59 in the women’s 100-meter hurdles to finish third. Following her in seventh, McNeil ran a 13.99.
Junior Jodie McGuff also paced the women on the track, boasting a personal-best 10:03.65 in the women’s 3000-meter run.
The Bulldogs totaled 19 top-5 finishes at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Dudley’s squads landed spots in fifth overall, the men with 74 points and the women with 42.5. Both No. 8 LSU teams captured first-place finishes as the Tigers totaled 166 points and the Lady Tigers collected 180.
After returning to Starkville, State will turn its focus to the Border Clash meet, set for April 11 in Tuscaloosa. Joining the Bulldogs at the Tide-hosted event are Southeastern Conference foes Auburn and Ole Miss, along with Samford and Southern Mississippi.
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3000m Steeplechase: Emma Neigel, Mississippi State, 10:19.70
4x100m Relay: LSU, 44.18
MSU: 4. Wallace, Alzola, McNeil, Archer, 47.25
1500m Run: Andria Aguilar, LSU
MSU: 5. Katie Huston, 4:33,80; 10. Evie Savage, 4:50.66
100m Hurdles: Jasmin Stowers, LSU, 13.08
MSU: 3. Keisha Wallace, 13.59; 7. Ste’yce McNeil, 13.99
100m Dash: Jada Martin, LSU, 11.35
MSU: 14. Peli Alzola, 12.17
800m Run: Rhavean King, Kansas, 2:08.82
MSU: 9. Kaelin Kersh, 2:20.08; 11. Katie Huston, 2:21.84
400m Hurdles: Alexis Franklin, Ohio State, 58.65
MSU: 3. Ste’yce McNeil, 59.88; 4. Ocian Archer, 1:00.20
3000m Run: Michelle Thomas, Ohio State, 9:43.60
MSU: 5. Jodie McGuff, 10:03.65
Pole Vault: 1. Elena Clarke, UCLA, 13-06.25
MSU: 6. Sydney Rodkey, 12-02.50
High Jump: Alexis Walker, UCLA, 5-10.75
MSU: 6. Abigaill Dill, 5-05.25
Discus Throw: Anastasiya Muchkayev, Kansas
MSU: 7. Haley Reynolds, 127-01
Hammer Throw: Denise Hinton, LSU, 209-06
MSU: 8. Haley Reynolds, 138-04
Shot Put: Tori Bliss, LSU, 54-07.50
MSU: 4. Haley Reynolds, 40-06.00
1. LSU- 180
2. Kansas- 133
3. Ohio State- 190.5
4. UCLA- 98
5. Mississippi State- 42.5
4x100m Relay: LSU, 39.94
MSU: 3. Davis, Moona, Nunn, Taylor, 41.32
110m Hurdles: Joshua Thompson, LSU, 13.91
MSU: 5. Javon Davis, 14.24; 7. JaQuarius Wilson, 15.63; 8. Carl Pittman, 16.34 SB
400m Dash: Darrell Bush, LSU, 46.40
MSU: 11. Dustin James II, 48.93
100m Dash: Tremayne Acy, LSU, 10.20
MSU: 10. Marshall Nunn, 10.88; 12. Charles Taylor, 10.91
800m Run: Blair Henderson, LSU, 1:49.60
MSU: 4. Steve Shoto, 1:52.52; 5. Juan Sanchez
400m Hurdles: Scottie Hearn, Mississippi State, 51.61
200m Dash: Shermund Allsop, LSU, 20.90
MSU: 9. Alistair Moona, 22.01; 10. Charles Taylor, 22.03; 12. Marshall Nunn, 22.16
3000m Run: Damian Roszko, Mississippi State, 8:17.95
MSU: 3. Andrew Monaghan, 8:28.24; 8. Curtis Kelly, 8:44.23; 10. Carson Britton, 8:45.74; 13. Mike Clark, 8:53.27
4x400m Relay: Kansas A, 3:09.46
MSU: 5. James II, Hearn, Shoto, Taylor, 3:12.92; 10. Wilson, Sanchez, Pittman, Roszko, 3:34.53
Javelin Throw: Bill Stanley, Ohio State, 242-03.00
MSU: 7. Austin Britton, 176-00.0; 9. Carl Pittman, 140-07.00; 10. JaQuarius Wilson, 127-05.00
Discus Throw: Julian Wruck, 201-10.00
MSU: 10. Tautvydas Kieras, 154-03.00
Shot Put: Nicholas Scarvelis, UCLA, 63-02.75
MSU: 4. Tautvydas Kieras, 52-04.75
High Jump: Antavius McGhee, Mississippi State, 6-09.75
Pole Vault: Michael Woepse, UCLA, 17-11.75
MSU: 7. John Bourgeouis, 15-08.25
Long Jump: Austin Hazel, UCLA, 23-09.50
MSU: 4. JaQuarius Wilson, 22-00.25; 7. Carl Pittman, 18-01.00
Hammer Throw: Jeremy Tuttle, LSU, 204-10.00
MSU: 8. Tautvydas Kieras, 140-07.00
1. LSU- 166
2. Ohio State- 106
3. Kansas- 104
4. UCLA- 95
5. Mississippi State- 74