Frazier shines at Battle on the Bayou
Junior Sprinter Mark’quis Frazier had a strong performance at LSU’s “Battle on the Bayou” with the second fastest time among the collegiate athletes.
Frazier placed third in the 200m dash with a season-best time of 21.01. Michael Mathieu of the Tiger Olympians took first with a time of 20.39, while LSU’s Aaron Ernest took second with 20.79.
“At the start, I kind of rushed my drive a little bit, and once I started running I just tried my best to get to the line first because I was in lane nine and I knew I was in the weaker heat,” Frazier said. “I had to do my best to compete and win my time, which I felt was a little short.”
The women’s 4×100 relay team took third with a time of 44.52 behind winner LSU and second-place Texas Tech. The team consisted of Tai’Shea Reese, Whitney Harris, Kiersten Brewer and Grecia Bolton.
The men’s 4×100 team placed sixth with a time of 40.88. James Lang, Errol Nolan, Thomas Lang and Frazier made up that team.
Frazier said that the 4×100 team can be a great one.
“Once we get Isaiah Sweeney back from football and change the order of some things around, and once we get Xavier Boyd back from injury, we’ll be good,” Frazier said.
The women placed seventh and the men placed ninth as they faced some tough competition against six top-20 teams.
“I feel it could have been a lot better, but we have a couple guys out right now with injuries,” Frazier said. “We need more meets like this, so we can have more exposure, so when it comes time for regionals and nationals we’ll be used to it.”