Waldner & Grove Conclude Careers At NCAA Championships

10 June, 2017, 09:49 | Author: Priscilla Morrison

Liberty University sophomore distance runner Azaria Kirwa will be the first Flames contestant in the men's 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships since fellow Kenyan Sam Chelanga won the 5K national title in 2011.

Coleman became just the second sprinter in NCAA history to win the 60m and 200m indoors while finishing first in the 100m and 200m outdoors on Saturday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Out of both the men's and women's teams, Aneno was the only Husky who qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing fourth in the 800m at the NCAA East Preliminary in Lexington, Ky. two weeks ago.

And Brown, a freshman at Texas A&M, is entered in the women's discus.

It proved to be a comfortable run to the finish line for Payne as she stopped the clock more than one second ahead of Purdue's Symone Black in second place in the race with a time of 57.15.

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Making a third straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, Ole Miss' 4×100-meter relay placed 19th in an event full of chaos Thursday. That group includes three NCAA indoor titlists and a team looking to eclipse its program-best nationals finish of second and fourth at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships in March. "There are times where we lost a couple points here and there, Florida lost some points here and there".

Smith scored two points with a seventh place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 20.77.

On Wednesday, he managed a 10.16 second time, more than a tenth slower that the eighth and final qualifier. New Mexico's Josh Kerr won the 1,500 with a time of 3:43.03, eight seconds off the record pace set in 1981.

In the 400-meter dash semifinals, sophomore Shaquania Dorsett clocked in a time of 53.56, placing fifth in her heat and 17th overall. He also won the national title in the 800 during the indoor season.

Senior Veronica Eder picked up her first All-American honors as she finished 14th in the women's 10,000 meters. In the 200 meters, the Upper Marlboro, Md., native was in a pack of three runners battling for third coming off the final curve, but he did not get to the front of that group and finished fifth in his heat and 18th overall in 20.64.

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