LSU’s Hobbs, Stauber receive SEC postseason awards for track and field


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The Southeastern Conference (SEC) selected two members from the No. 3-ranked LSU women’s track and field team for postseason awards.

Junior sprinter Aleia Hobbs won SEC Women’s Outdoor Runner of the Year while freshman middle distance runner Ruby Stauber won the Women’s Outdoor Co-Freshman Runner of the Year.

During the SEC Relays, Hobbs led the women’s track team with an outstanding performance in the 4×100-meter relay, breaking the school’s record and tying Oregon’s collegiate record of 42.12 in the event while Texas A&M finished in second place with a time of 43.01.

Hobs also won the SEC Relays 100-meter title with the second-fastest wind-legal time in NCAA history at 10.85, a time that remains the No. 2-ranked performance in the world for the 2017. Her wind-legal performance in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Relays allowed her to become the ninth sprinter in NCAA history to finish under 11 seconds.

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Courtesy of the SEC

Stauber won the SEC Outdoor Silver Medalist in the women’s 800 meters, clocking in at 2 minutes, 3.95 seconds in the event final at the SEC Outdoor Championships, marking her second All-SEC performance of the season.

After advancing from the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Hobbs will compete for NCAA titles in two events while Stauber will make her debut appearance at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships from June 7th to June 10th at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

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