NCAA National Track Meet Roundup: 6/13
Published on June 13, 2014 at 11:33PM
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)-Friday, at Day 3 of the NCAA Division I track and field championships, numerous individual national titles were earned as team points also rose precipitously.
In the men’s 400-meter hurdles, Nebraska’s Miles Ukaoma took the crown in a time of 49.23 seconds, while in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, Shamier Little of Texas A&M took the title in a time of 55.07 seconds.
The men’s 100-meter dash champion was Baylor’s Trayvon Bromell, running in a blistering time of 9.97 seconds and Alabama’s Remona Burchell was the champion in the women’s 100-meter dash, posting a time of 11.25 seconds.
In the men’s 800-meter run, Mississippi State’s Brandon McBride took the title in a time of 1:46.26 and Laura Roesler of Oregon won the women’s 800-meter rush in a time of 2:01.22.
The women’s 3000-meter steeplechase saw Michigan State’s Leah O’Connor take the title in a time of 9:36.43 and the men’s 400-meter dash winner was Deon Lendore of Texas A&M, posting a time of 45.02, while the women’s winner in the event was Texas’ Courtney Okolo, running a 50.23 race.
Arizona’s Lawi Lalang barely edged out Oregon’s Edward Cheserek to win the men’s 5000-meter national title, 13:18.36 to 13:18.71.
In field events, Annika Roloff of Akron won the women’s pole vault, posting a height of 14-5 1/4 feet while in the men’s high jump, Arizona State’s Bryan McBride won with a mark of 7-5 3/4 feet, barely edging Minnesota’s Wally Ellenson who had a jump of 7-4 1/2 feet.
The women’s triple jump national champion was San Diego State’s Shanieka Thomas who leaped 45-11 1/4 feet and the men’s discus champion was Hayden Reed of Alabama who had a winning throw of 205-10 feet, edging UCLA’s Julian Wruck who had a toss of 205-3 feet.
In the women’s heptathlon, Georgia’s Kendell Williams edged out Allison Reaser of San Diego State with 5,854 points to Reaser’s 5,836.
In overall standings, Oregon’s men have 53 points, easily eclipsing second-place Florida who has 28 points at this stage. For the women, the Oregon Lady Ducks are currently in first with 43 points, but dynastic Texas A&M is in striking distance, with 41 points, so the women’s competition should be interesting Saturday, when the meet concludes.