Brianna Lyston shines with blazing sprint double at 2024 LSU Alumni Gold

Jamaican sprint sensation Brianna Lyston dominated 100m and 200m at the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold meeting at Bernie Moore Track Stadium en route to winning a sprint double in Baton Rouge, on Saturday (20).

Brianna Lyston at the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold
Brianna Lyston at the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold. Photo by LSU Athletics

Jamaican sprint sensation Brianna Lyston dominated the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold meeting at Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge, securing a sprint double on Saturday, 20 April.

Lyston kicked off her day by contributing to the LSU women’s 4x100m relay team, running the second leg on the quartet that also featured Alia Armstrong, Tima Godbless, and Thelma Davies that secured a third-place finish with a time of 43.53 seconds.

This early performance set the stage for her individual dominance.

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She then clocked a wind-aided 10.84 seconds to win the 100m, the only sub-11 second time in the collegiate section (wind: +2.2 m/s), as she continues her preparations for the busy parts of the Olympic season.

This marks her second sub-11-second performance this season with a following wind, after clocking 10.87 seconds (2.6m/s) at the LSU Battle on the Bayou in March.

Meanwhile, Minnesota’s Odell Frye (11.19) and Victory Godah (11.28) finished second and third, respectively in the event at the LSU Alumni Gold.

About two hours later, Lyston returned to dominate the 200m with an all-condition nation-leading 22.35 seconds (wind: +2.8 m/s). The Jamaican sophomore controlled the race from the start before pulling away from the rest of the field in the final stretch for a comfortable victory.

Jada McDougle of Southern Miss. (23.07) finished second, followed by LSU’s Aniyah Bigam (23.07) and Leah Phillips (23.15).

The women’s 100m Invitational race went to USA’s Aleia Hobbs of the Tiger Olympians, who clocked 10.88 (0.5m/s), beating Audrey Leduc of Canada who finished second with a personal best time of 10.96.

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