Huggins takes on best at LSU (Track)

April 2, 2011
Hallie Huggins

Today’s inaugural LSU Track and Field Invitational in Baton Rouge, La., brought in some of the top NCAA teams including defending national champion Texas A&M, No. 3 LSU and Iowa and UConn.

It also brought athletes from as far as Alaska like Hallie Huggins of Wasilla.

Huggins, a senior at the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a multi-talented sprinter, hurdler and pole vaulter.

Last year she won two Patriot League championships, claiming the indoor pole vault and outdoor 100-meter hurdles titles.

Huggins, of Colony High fame, competed in those two events today along with Army’s 4×400 relay team.

In the pole vault, she notched a height of 3.68 meters (12 feet, ¾ inches) to place fifth.

She was ninth in the 100 hurdles in 15.53 seconds.

And the relay team placed eighth, although the women ran 17 seconds faster than they did a week earlier in the first outdoor meet of the season.