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Weekend Roundup - June 12, 2017

6/12/2017
 

Oregon women and Florida men take home 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championship titles  

EUGENE, Oregon –- The 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships finished on Saturday, June 10 with women’s and men’s team titles going to Oregon and Florida, respectively.
 

The Oregon women were the first ever to complete a Triple Crown – winning all three titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor competitions in one year. Finishing with a total of 64 points, Georgia followed closely behind (62.2) and USC placed third (43). The title came down to a dramatic final event, the 4x400m; Oregon, boasting Rio Olympian Deajah Stevens, Raeyven Rodgers, Elexis Guster and Mackenzie Dunmore won while setting a collegiate record of 3:23.13. Oregon last won the NCAA Outdoor Championship in 2015.

 

Florida’s Kyra Jefferson set a new collegiate record in the women’s 200m of 22.02. The broken record had been in place since 1989.

 

The Florida Gators took home their second consecutive men’s national title with 61.5 points. The runner-up was perennial contender Texas A&M (59.5) and the University of Virginia in third (36). Both the men’s and women’s titles came down to the final event, where the Gators had to finish in the top five in the 4x400m to take home the national title. While Texas A&M won the men’s 4x400m, the Gators crossed in fourth, giving them enough points to repeat as outdoor champions.    

 

Rio Olympian and Tennessee Vol Christian Coleman, captured two titles in the 100m and 200m. He joined Justin Gatlin as the only NCAA athlete to win both the 60m and 200m indoors and the 100m and 200m outdoors. Coleman also set a collegiate record in the 100m during the semifinals on Wednesday night, clocking in 9.82.

 

Additional Rio Olympians that took home titles after stellar performances included Keturah Orji in women’s triple jump, Kendell Williams in women’s heptathlon and Rudy Winkler in the men’s hammer throw.

 

For full results, visit: www.ncaa.com

 

Flanagan and Rupp win 10,000m at Portland Track Festival

PORTLAND, Oregon – Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan competed in her first race since the Rio marathon, winning the 10k at Saturday’s Portland Track Festival at Lewis & Clark College. Her time of 31:38.68 met the qualification standard for both the USATF Outdoor Championships and the IAAF World Championships. This marked Flanagan’s first return to competition following dropping out of the Boston Marathon due to a hip injury.

 

Rio Olympic marathon bronze medalist Galen Rupp finished first in the men’s race with a time of 28:18.29. Rupp holds the American record in the 10,000m, finishing in 26.44.36 at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in 2014.  

 

For full festival results, visit: www.portlandtrack.com.

 

American men take home the bronze medal at the IAU Trail World Championships

BADIA PRATAGLIA, Italy – The American men took home the bronze medal at the IAU Trail World Championships, following behind Spain and France. Team USATF consisted of Andy Wacker, Cody Reed, Mario Mendoza, David Roche, Tyler Sigl and Hayden Hawks on the men’s side. The 50k course included gains up to 9000 feet.

 

Click here for a full race recap.

 

Tuliamuk nabs third place finish in New York Mini 10k

NEW YORK, New York -- Aliphine Tuliamuk was the highest-finishing American at Saturday’s NYRR New York Mini 10k through Central Park in New York, NY. She placed third with a time of 32:14.

 

Tuliamuk followed closely behind first place finisher and three-time New York City Marathon champion Mary Keitany of Kenya (31:20) and second place finisher, Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska (32:09). Watch the action on demand on USATF.TV +PLUS.

 

Central Park Track Club dominates at USATF National Club Track & Field Championships

RANDALLS ISLAND, New York -- Among the highly-competitive battles at the USATF National Club Track & Field Championships at Icahn Stadium, Central Park Track Club displayed a number of impressive performances throughout the two-day meet.

 

The women in particular impressed the competition, winning a multitude of events including the 4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m and distance medley. The men won titles in 1500m, 4x100m and 800m Masters, among others.

 

Click here for a full list of results.

 

 


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