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Hurdles ready to go line the track before the SEC championship meet on Friday, May 12, 2023 at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The LSU men's and women's track and field teams will take top-seven national rankings into the final two rounds of the NCAA championships next week in Austin, Texas.

National semifinals and finals will be held June 7-10 at Michael A. Myers Stadium, with men's semifinals on Wednesday and finals Friday; women's semis are Thursday and finals Saturday.

Coach Dennis Shaver's men's team moved up two spots to fifth, while the women remained seventh in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's national computer rankings.

The men will have 13 scoring chances — 11 individuals and two relays — in the semifinals after the NCAA East preliminary rounds; the women have nine individual entrants and two relays qualified for semifinals.

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