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Track & Field: Leleux’s School-Record Leads Ragin’ Cajuns at Louisiana Invitational

Courtois claims men’s pole vault crown as Louisiana competes in second event of 2021 season

Matt Sullivan | Associate Director of Athletics Communications

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BATON ROUGE – Reagann Leleux established an indoor school record in the women’s pole vault while Cole Courtois claimed the men’s pole vault to lead the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Track and Field team at the Louisiana Invitational on Saturday at Carl Maddox Field House.
Louisiana set nine personal-bests in its second meet of the 2021 Indoor Season and first of two events this weekend.
Leleux, who set the previous record (12-8 ¼) in 2019, cleared the bar at 12-11 ½ as she led Louisiana to a 1-2-3 finish in the event with freshman Jordan Brown and Cammi Martinez each posting marks of 11-11 ¾.
Courtois earned a first-place mark of 16-5 ¼ for Louisiana with Nick Russell finishing third (15-5 ½) and Matthew Standridge fifth (15-5 ½).
Serenity Rogers finished third overall for Louisiana in the 60-meter hurdles (6.54) Tarryn Hill placed third in the women’s 600-meters (1:45.39) and Kelly Goff was third in the 3,000-meters (11:14.39). Brooklynne Wilson earned a pair of top-10 finishes for the Ragin’ Cajuns finishing sixth in the women’s shot put (41-10) and ninth in the weight throw (47-0 ¼).
Freshman Braden Scalisi earned a third-place finish in the men’s 3,000-meters posting a time of 9:38.14 with Conner Meche (9:43.08) and Justin Unger fifth (10:05.91). Tahj Whitfield finished third overall in the men’s 60-meter hurdles (8.22) for Louisiana.
Rylan Theyard placed third in the men’s high jump (6-7) for the Ragin’ Cajuns with Luke Benoit finishing fourth in the long jump (20-5 ¼), Tyren Hannah second in the shot put (49-11 ¼), Gabriel Vicknair third in the shot put (46-11) and Beau Gremillion fifth in the shot put (45-1).
Louisiana will wrap up the weekend when it sends 33 athletes to Arkansas State’s Scarlet and Black Invitational on Sunday at First National Bank Arena.