LSU sprinter Terrance Laird was awarded the Commissioners Trophy on Saturday, which goes to the individual who scores the most points at the SEC Championship meet.

Laird scored 22.5 points for LSU as he won individual titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters, and anchored the LSU 4x100 meter relay to gold. Per LSUSports.net:
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Laird racked up 22.5 points for LSU as he won individual titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters, and also anchored the LSU 4x100 meter relay to gold. Laird got his day started with another one of his walk downs on the 4x100 meter relay. LSU was in third place when Laird got the stick after the final exchange, but that changed quickly. He closed on the two competitors in front of him and helped LSU win the event with a time of 38.87.
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Laird had a little under an hour and a half before he had to run the 100 meters. He recuperated and came out to clock a time of 9.80 seconds in the 100 meters with a helping wind of 3.2 meters per second. That goes down as the fifth fastest wind aided mark in collegiate history and he became LSU's first SEC champ in the event since Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake won it in 2016.
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Exactly one hour later Laird was back on the track in the 200 meters. He got out good and was level with Kentucky's Lance Lang through the first 100 meters of the race before he fired up the afterburners and ran away from the field with a winning time of 19.82 seconds. The readout of 19.82 was the fifth fastest time ever run in collegiate history; Laird owns the fourth (19.81/Texas Relays) and fifth (19.82) fastest times in collegiate history in the event. The time of 19.82 also broke Justin Gatlin's SEC meet record of 19.86 that was ran in 2002.
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11 Comments
Can he catch a football?
Reply24 days
What a performance!
Reply26 days
I can’t wait to see him in the Olympics.
Reply26 days
Awesome! Great job
Reply26 days
Wow! He’s really fast.
Reply26 days
Laird needs more recognition from LSU fans. He is probably the most elite talent on LSU's campus across all sports.
Reply26 days
"recognition" is just feeding the ego; a big ego will but slow him down....so no he def does not 'need' more recognition. he is doing just fine without it.
26 days
Blazing fast...did Matthew Boling see it coming?
Reply26 days
Yes
26 days
Boling's view was from behind.
20 days
Good job, Terrance!
Reply26 days
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