NCAA National Track Meet Roundup: 6/14
Published on June 14, 2014 at 11:17PM
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)-Saturday, at the NCAA Division I track and field championship’s final day of competition, national champions were decided and more excellent performances ensued.
In the men’s 4×100 meter relay, the Florida Gators took the national title, running in a time of 38.73 seconds, meaning the average split for each runner was 9.6 seconds, an impressive feat. The Southern California Lady Trojans prevailed in the women’s 4×100 meter relay, posting a time of 43.08 seconds.
In the men’s 1500-meter run, Oregon’s Mac Fleet took the title, barely edging Arizona’s Lawi Lalang, 3:39.09 to 3:39.13, while in the women’s 1500-meter run, Shelby Houlihan of Arizona State won the national title in a time of 4:18.10.
The men’s 200-meter dash saw Florida’s Dedric Dukes prevailed in a time of 19.91 seconds and the women’s 200-meter champion was Kamaria Brown of Texas A&M, who edged Oregon’s Jenna Prandini by milliseconds, running a 22.623 to Prandini’s 22.630.
In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Texas-El Paso’s Anthony Rotich won in a time of 8:32.21 and in the 110-meter hurdles, Oregon’s Devon Allen won in a time of 13.16 seconds. The 100-meter hurdles’ champion was Arkansas State’s Sharika Nelvis, posting a time of 12.52 seconds.
In the women’s 5000-meter run, Texas’ Marielle Hall prevailed in a time of 15:35.11 and in the men’s 4×400 relay, Texas A&M came close to breaking the record in the event, winning in a time of 2:59.60, LSU set a record time of 2:59.59 on June 11, 2005.
The women’s 4×400 relay champion was Texas, as the Lady Longhorns ran a 3:24.21, to get the best of Texas A&M, who finished second at 3:25.63.
In final field events Saturday, Florida’s Marquis Dendy won the men’s triple jump at 55-11 3/4 feet, and Oregon’s Sam Crouser took the men’s javelin title at 252-7 feet.
The women’s final field events saw Georgia’s Leontia Kallenou win the high jump at 6-2 1/4 feet and Christina Hillman of Iowa State won the women’s shot put with a toss of 58-2 feet.
In the overall men’s standings, the Oregon Ducks easily won the national title, amassing 88 points, easily outdistancing second-place Florida as the Gators posted 70 points.
In the women’s standings, dynastic Texas A&M ensued in its recent excellence, as the Lady Aggies won their fourth national title since 2009.
Texas A&M posted 75 points, while Texas was in second place, finishing with 66 points.