BATON ROUGE – The No. 2-ranked Tigers and No. 8-ranked Lady Tigers are set to compete one final time before the start of the championship season when they welcome the likes of Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss and Miami to Baton Rouge this weekend for a five-team scored meet at the second-annual LSU Invitational being held Saturday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
Saturday’s competition in Baton Rouge is one of the highlights in collegiate track and field this weekend as it will be LSU’s last meet before the teams travel to Starkville, Mississippi, to compete at the 2015 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships running May 14-16 at Mississippi State’s Maddox Track at Spencer Stadium.
The afternoon finals are set to begin at 12:10 p.m. CT following a brief opening ceremony and will run through the 4×400-meter relays at 3:15 p.m. The morning field events are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. CT.
As it did a season ago, the LSU Invitational will feature a 10-8-6-4-2-1 scoring format for each individual event as the Tigers and Lady Tigers will battle squads from Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss and Miami for the men’s and women’s team titles. Only one relay team per university will be allowed to score following the 10-8-6-4-2 scoring format in the relay events.