Noah Williams 44.30 in 400m and Ju’Vaughn Harrison 8.44m in Long Jump set World Leads in Baton Rouge

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Noah Williams and Ju’Vaughn Harrison produced impressive 400m and long jump world leads at the 2021 Luisina State University (LSU) Alumni Gold track and field meet in Baton Rouge on Saturday.

A magnificent world and NCAA lead came from Noah Williams, who ran his first outdoor 400-meter race since winning the NCAA indoor title in mid-March. Williams went out strong from the blocks and never looked back as he stopped the clock in a new World-leading and personal best time of 44.30. His 44.30 makes him the second-fastest in LSU history and the 12th best performer in collegiate NCAA history outdoors.

In the men's long jump, JuVaughn Harrison had an impressive outdoor season opener with 8.44 / 27' 08.25" meters to set a new World lead. His mark is also #6 all-time in collegiate NCAA history. His teammate Rayvon Grey took second place with a wind-aided leap of 26' 10.50" (8.19 meters).

Another world lead of the day came in the women's 4x100 meter relay. The quartet of Tonea Marshall, Favour Ofili, Symone Mason, and Thelma Davies clocked an NCAA and world-leading time of 42.70 LSU's women's 4x100m team remains the only team to run a sub 43 time this season.

Elsewhere, Armand Duplantis opened his outdoor season in the pole vault with a solid 5.90m performance.

Terrance Laird dropped a wind-aided 19.82 (2.4 m/s) in the men's 200m dash.

ToneaAlexis win the women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.53 (+2.6 m/s) which is the second-fastest all-conditions time in the world this season.

See the full meet results here.

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