NCAA National Track Meet Roundup: 6/12
Published on June 12, 2014 at 11:38PM
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)-As Day 2 of the NCAA Division I track and field championships occurred from Hayward Field, several more individual national titles were earned and others placed themselves in title contention.
In the men’s hammer throw, Kent State’s Matthias Tayala won the national title with a throw of 241-4 feet while Shelbi Vaughan of Texas A&M won the women’s discus crown, posting a toss of 196-11 feet.
Rounding out the national title winners in field events for Thursday was Florida’s Marquis Dendy who won the men’s long jump at a leap of 26-3 feet.
In the men’s decathlon, Georgia’s Garrett Scantling won the 110-meter hurdles while Texas’ Johannes Hock won the discus, followed by Chase Dalton of Brigham Young who placed third in the event.
Other men’s decathlon winners Thursday included Zach Ziemek of Wisconsin in the pole vault, Oregon’s Dakotah Keyes in the javelin (BYU’s Dalton again placed third), and Texas’ Wolf Mahler placed first in the 1500-meter run. Utah Valley’s Michael McPherson continued to excel by placing fourth overall in the event.
In the first day of the women’s heptathlon, winners included Kendell Williams of Georgia in the 100-meter hurdles, Wisconsin’s Georgia Ellenwood in the high jump, Quintunya Chapman of Georgia in the shot put as well as her win in the 200-meter dash.
The meet will resume Friday.