Track & Field: Strong Performances Carry Ragin' Cajuns At A-State Invitational
Matt Sullivan, Director of Athletics Communications
Cajuns claim pair of individual titles; finish 2-3 overall in heptathlonJONESBORO, Ark. – Tyler Hughes and Frankie Griffin each turned in first-place performances in their respective events as the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns track and field team completed competition at the A-State Invitational and Multi on Saturday at First National Bank Arena.
Sven Glueck and Chandler Mixon finished second and third, respectively, in the men's heptathlon for Louisiana with Kyle Baudoin earning a second-place performance in the men's pole vault.
Hughes claimed the men's 55-meter hurdles for Louisiana, clocking a time of 7.48 seconds and breaking his personal-best (7.56) set in 2016 at the ASU Invitational. Kameron Cummings posted a third-place finish for the Ragin' Cajuns, posting a time of 7.63 seconds.
Griffin, competing in the women's high jump for the Ragin' Cajuns, successfully cleared the bar at 5-4 ½ on her first attempt to finish ahead of Harding's Darcy Sanford and claim her first individual title.
Glueck earned a total of 4,793 points for Louisiana to finish second in the heptathlon behind Arkansas State's Hayden Hampton. Mixon placed third overall for the Ragin' Cajuns, scoring 4,736 points, highlighted by a third-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles (8.17).
Baudoin cleared the bar at 16-4 ¾, finishing second behind A-State's Michael Carr (17-3) with Louisiana's Matt Wilson finishing fifth after he recorded a mark of 14-5 ¼.
Kemondrick Walter placed fourth overall in the men's 400-meter dash for the Ragin' Cajuns, clocking a time of 49.75 with Damon Guidry earning a fourth-place finish in the men's high jump (6-7).
Louisiana will return to action on Friday (Feb. 2) when it travels to Baton Rouge to compete at the LSU Bayou Bengal at Carl Maddox Field House.