Texas A&M/Florida, Kansas win National Championships at Eugene

Published on June 09, 2013 at 01:08AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP)-The Florida Gators’ men swept titles in the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays en route to sharing a national championship with Texas A&M to headline the final day of competition at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

The Gators and Aggies each finished with 53 points, while the Kansas women earned a national title with 60 points overall.

In the womens’ 4x-100 meter dash, the Texas A&M Lady Aggies took the title in a time of 42.88 seconds, while two womens’ competitors set NCAA records with Clemson’s Brianna Rollins running the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 12.39 seconds and Tia Brooks of Oklahoma posted a mark of 62-00.50.

Lithuanian national Natalja Piliusina won the womens’ 1500-meter dash in a time of 4:13.25, while the mens’ champion was Oregon’s Matt Fleet who finished in a time of 3:50.25.

In the womens’ 200-meter dash, LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan won her third collegiate title, posting a time of 22.04 seconds while for the men, Texas A&M’s Ameer Webb finished with a time of 20.10 seconds.

In the womens’ 3000-meter steeplechase, Colorado’s Emma Coburn took the crown in a time of 9:35.38 while Weber State’s Amber Henry placed third overall in the event, at 9:43.39.

In the mens’ 110-meter hurdles, Texas A&M’s Wayne Davis II ran a 13.14 and in the mens’ 5000-meter run, Lawi Lalang of Arizona had a time of 13:35.19.

The womens’ 4×400 champion was Arkansas as the Lady Razorbacks ran a 3:27.09 and in the mens’ triple jump, Florida’s success ensued as Omar Craddock posted a leap of 55-06.25.

Texas A&M’s Sam Humphreys won the mens’ javelin in a toss of 255-09 and in the womens’ high jump, Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett took the national title at 6-04.75.