Gunnarsson and Duplantis Claim SEC Awards

Baton Rouge, La. –  Fresh off the two best pole vaulting performances in LSU history, Lisa Gunnarsson(Women’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week) and Mondo Duplantis (Male Field Athlete of the Week) were recognized by the Southeastern Conference for their exceptional performances in their Purple and Gold debuts. The Swedish duo stole the show in…

LSU’s Mondo Duplantis, Lisa Gunnarsson set school records in pole vault at Razorback Invitational

It didn’t take Mondo Duplantis and Lisa Gunnarsson long to make their marks on the all-time lists for the LSU track and field program. Duplantis, a freshman from Lafayette, and Gunnarsson, a sophomore from Paris, France, bettered the school’s men’s and women’s pole vault records Friday on the first day of the Razorback Invitational in…

Gunnarsson earns ACC Performer of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Lisa Gunnarsson of Virginia Tech’s track and field team has been named ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. The freshman broke the outdoor school record in the pole vault at the Texas Relays last weekend, vaulting a height of 4.60 meters (15…

Hokie trio earns preseason All-America honors

AUSTIN, Texas – Virginia Tech track and field’s redshirt senior Torben Laidig and freshmen Rachel Baxter and Lisa Gunnarsson have been named preseason indoor All-Americans by flotrack.org in the pole vault event. Laidig, a native of Germany, is no stranger to All-America honors as he earned first-team twice and honorable mention once in his storied career. The…