LSU Lady Tigers track and field

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LSU Tigers
Founded: 1980
University Louisiana State University
Conference SEC
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Head Coach Dennis Shaver (5th year)
Indoor Facility Carl Maddox Field House
(Capacity: 3,000)
Outdoor Facility Bernie Moore Track Stadium
(Capacity: 5,680)
Colors Purple and Gold


Women Indoor National Championships
1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004
Women Outdoor National Championships
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2008
Outdoor NCAA Appearance
Indoor Conference Champions
1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2011
Outdoor Conference Champions
1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2007, 2008. 2010, 2011, 2012

The LSU Lady Tigers track and field team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I women's indoor and outdoor track and field.[1]


The LSU Lady Tigers track and field program is the premier women's track and field program in the NCAA, winning more NCAA championships than any other school in history. The Lady Tigers have won a total of 25 NCAA championships (11 indoor, 14 outdoor). The closest school is Texas with 10 total championships. The Lady Tiger program began in 1980. They won their first NCAA championship in 1987 under head coach Sam Seemes. The following year Pat Henry took over the program and led the team to an unprecedented 11 straight NCAA outdoor championships, the most consecutive NCAA titles by a women's team in any NCAA sport. In 2004, Dennis Shaver became the LSU Lady Tigers head coach. He coached the team to the 2008 NCAA outdoor championship.

Team Finishes[edit]

Year SEC Indoor NCAA Indoor SEC Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
1981 * * 7th dnc
1982 * * 7th 22nd
1983 * dnc 6th 24th(t)
1984 6th dnc 5th 68th
1985 1st 3rd 1st 2nd(t)
1986 2nd 5th 2nd 12th
1987 1st 1st 1st 1st
1988 1st 6th 1st 1st
1989 1st 1st 1st 1st
1990 2nd 11th 1st 1st
1991 1st 1st 1st 1st
1992 2nd 4th(t) 2nd 1st
1993 1st 1st 1st 1st
1994 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
1995 1st 1st 2nd 1st
1996 1st 1st 1st 1st
1997 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
1998 1st 2nd 5th 22nd(t)
1999 1st 2nd 3rd 5th
2000 4th 4th 3rd 1st
2001 4th 14th 4th 6th
2002 3rd 1st 4th 4th
2003 4th 1st 3rd 1st
2004 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd
2005 3rd 6th(t) 6th 24th(t)
2006 7th 7th 4th 7th(t)
2007 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
2008 1st 2nd 1st 1st
2009 2nd 6th 2nd 6th
2010 3rd 3rd 1st 6th
2011 1st 3rd 1st 3rd
2012 2nd 3rd 1st 1st-Vacated
2013 2nd 3rd

NCAA Championships[edit]




Year Event Athlete(s)
1985 1,000 Meters Christine Slythe
1987 4x400 Relay Sylvia Brydson, Wendy Truvillion, Schowonda Williams, Danyel Wofford
Long Jump Sheila Echols
1989 4x400 Relay Sylvia Brydson, Opal Cunningham, Dawn Sowell, Cheryl Wilson
55 Meters Dawn Sowell
200 Meters Dawn Sowell
55 Hurdles Tananjalyn Stanley
1991 55 Hurdles Mary Cobb
1993 4x400 Relay Dahlia Duhaney, Indira Hamilton, Heather Van Norman, Youlanda Warren
Shot Put Danyel Mitchell
Long Jump Daphnie Saunders
1994 Long Jump Daphnie Saunders
1995 400 Meters Youlanda Warren
1996 4x400 Relay Charlene Maulseed, Sheila Powell, LaTarsha Stroman, Astia Walker
55 Meters D'Andre Hill
55 Hurdles Kim Carson
1997 Triple Jump Suzette Lee
400 Meters LaTarsha Stroman
1998 55 Meters Kwajalein Butler
1999 Hurdles Joyce Bates
200 Meters Peta-Gaye Dowdie
2000 Triple Jump Keisha Spencer
2002 800 Meters Marian Burnett
200 Meters Muna Lee
Triple Jump Nicole Toney
2003 60 Hurdles Lolo Jones
60 Meters Muna Lee
200 Meters Muna Lee
2004 60 Meters Muna Lee
2006 4x400 Relay Juanita Broaddus, Deonna Lawrence, Brooklynn Morris, Cynetheia Rooks
2008 60 Meters Kelly Baptiste
800 Meters LaTavia Thomas


Year Event Athlete(s)
1985 4x100 Relay Sheila Echols, Michelle King, Michele Morris, Angela Phipps
4x400 Relay Camille Cato, Michele Morris, Wendy Truvillion, Schowonda Williams
1987 Long Jump Sheila Echols
Javelin Laverne Eve
1988 400 Hurdles Schowonda Williams
1989 4x100 Relay Esther Jones, Cinnamon Sheffield, Dawn Sowell, Tananjalyn Stanley
100 Meters Dawn Sowell
200 Meters Dawn Sowell
100 Hurdles Tananjalyn Stanley
1990 4x100 Relay Dawn Bowles, Esther Jones, Cinnamon Sheffield, Tananjalyn Stanley
100 Meters Esther Jones
200 Meters Esther Jones
1991 100 Hurdles Dawn Bowles
Heptathlon Sharon Jaklofsky
1992 4x100 Relay Dawn Bowles, Dahlia Duhaney, Cinnamon Sheffield, Cheryl Taplin
200 Meters Dahlia Duhaney
1993 4x100 Relay Debbie Parris, Cheryl Taplin, Heather Van Norman, Youlanda Warren
4x400 Relay Indira Hamilton, Debbie Parris, Heather Van Norman, Youlanda Warren
Discus Danyel Mitchell
400 Hurdles Debbie Parris
Long Jump Daphnie Saunders
1994 4x100 Relay Zundra Feagin, D'Andre Hill, Debbie Parris, Cheryl Taplin
High Jump Gai Kapernick
Discus Danyel Mitchell
400 Hurdles Debbie Parris


Carl Maddox Field House[edit]

Carl Maddox Field House built in 1975 is the indoor track and field home arena for the LSU Lady Tigers and LSU Tigers track and field teams. The arena has a seating capacity of 3,000. The field house features a 200-meter unbanked track, elevated jump runways, a variety of throwing areas and multiple high jump and vaulting areas. In 1998, the arena was renamed in honor of former LSU Athletic Director Carl Maddox.[2]

Bernie Moore Track Stadium[edit]

Bernie Moore Track Stadium built in 1969 is the outdoor track and field home stadium for the LSU Lady Tigers and LSU Tigers track and field teams. The stadium has a seating capacity of 5,680.[3] In 1971, the stadium was renamed after former LSU football and track & field coach, Bernie Moore. Moore coached the LSU Track and Field teams for 18 years (1930–47) and led the Tigers to their first NCAA National Championship in 1933 as well as 12 SEC crowns.[4]

Training facilities[edit]

Bernie Moore Track Stadium weight room[edit]

Opened in January 2003, the weight room is for the LSU Tigers track and field and LSU Lady Tigers track and field team's. The LSU track and field weight room is a 2,000 square foot facility designed for the team's Olympic style lifting program. Located 10-feet from the track, the weight room features 10 multi-purpose power stations, 5 dumbbell stations, 4 power racks, 5 sets of competition plates, 10 competition Olympic bars, 2 multi-purpose racks, an assortment of selectorized machines and 2 televisions for multimedia presentations during workouts.[5]

Head coaches[edit]

Years Coach
1980 Bill McClure
1982 Murrell "Boots" Garland
1983-1986 Billy Maxwell
1987 Sam Seemes
1988–2004 Pat Henry
2004–present Dennis Shaver

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