Former LSU All-American Lolo Jones ran a personal best time of 12.43 this morning to take the top spot in her semifinal heat of the 100 meter outdoor hurdles. Hers was the fastest women's high hurdles time since the 2004 Olympics, when Joanna Hayes of the U.S. won the gold medal in 12.37 seconds.
Jones is the reigning world indoor champion in the 60 hurdles and American champion in the outdoor 100 hurdles.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.