By LSU Sports
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU track and field team is on the road for the first time in 2024 as they head to the Corky Classic hosted at Texas Tech’s Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas. The two-day meet will be streamed live on ESPN+ both days.
LSU will have 34 student-athletes (18 men, 16 women) competing this weekend at the Corky Classic. The first day of the meet (Friday) is set to start at 5:00 p.m. CT, and will feature only field events throughout the duration of the night.
Saturday’s events will kickoff at 11:00 a.m. for the Tigers with the women’s 200-meter B section. Friday’s ESPN+ stream will start at 5:00 p.m., while Saturday’s will start at 10:00 a.m.
Numerous Tigers are listed to make their season debuts this weekend. The 10 entered for the Corky Classic are Luke Witte, Da’Marcus Fleming, Garriel White, Shan’ia Bellamy, Sean Burrell, Louis Rudge, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Godson Oghenebrume, Brianna Lyston, and Shakeem McKay.
Oghenebrume is set to make his first appearance of the season after DNS’ing at last weekend’s LSU Purple Tiger in the 60 meter. This week the Bowerman Watch List member is set to go in the 200-meter dash where he holds an indoor PR of 21.12 seconds and an outdoor/overall PR of 20.72 seconds from last season’s SEC Outdoor Championships.
A huge name to watch this week, and every other week, will be another Bowerman Watch List member in Alia Armstrong. The New Orleans native is set to make her season 60-meter debut on Saturday where she sits third all-time in LSU performance-list history with 7.11.
The two Tigers that sit in front of her before she can set the LSU record are Aleia Hobbs (7.07, ‘18) and Mikiah Brisco (7.10aa, ‘18). Armstrong is also set to appear in the 60-meter hurdles on Saturday, where she coasted to a time of 8.05 seconds last week which ranks third in the nation.
Alongside LSU, teams competing at the Corky Classic will be Miami (FL), Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, UCF, Kentucky, Texas Tech, TCU and Ohio State.