Stimulant use forces LSU to vacate track title
BATON ROUGE - LSU will be forced to vacate their 2012 women's outdoor track title after the NCAA said a member of the team tested positive for a banned stimulant.
LSU senior sprinter Semoy Hackett tested positive for Methylhexaneamine during the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The stimulant is commonly found in over-the-counter nutritional supplements.
"Although this was unintentional, I'm deeply sorry this will have such a negative impact on my team and LSU," Hackett said in a statement released by the university.
LSU must return the team trophy it received, and members of the 4x100-meter relay team which Hackett competed on will also have to return their individual event awards.
"This is disappointing news for the LSU Track and Field program, but our hard work and pursuit of excellence will continue on and off the track," said LSU head track and field coach Dennis Shaver.
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