NCAA CHAMPIIONSHIPS | Day 4
TrackTown, USA: When I am President
of the NCAA, the meet will not be divided into separate days for the men and
women to compete. This format is ridiculous and does not allow enough rest or
recovery between races. (I plan to take on this position as soon as my stints as
Leader of the Free World and President of the IAAF have finished.)
We never made it to our seats in the grandstands (across the
track in the photo above), but remained in the hospitality suite this afternoon
so My Driver could meet with people about the upcoming US Olympic Track & Field
Trials (July 1-10), while still keeping an eye on the Ducks... ya know... if the
planets aligned... they could still win the Championship.
The weather really cooperated today. Finally.
Women's 1500m meter final
The Ducks had a great day on the track, finishing 3rd in the 4x100m relay, Annie
Leblanc was 5th in the 1500m and Sasha Wallace was 3rd in the 100m hurdle final.
Freshman Ariana Washington won the 100m sprint in a blistering 10.95 seconds,
and Raevyn Rogers (sophomore) won the 800m. The most exciting finish of the day
for the University of Oregon was the 200m - Washington again won, with sophomore
Deajah Stevens taking second. The crowd went wild.
Watch for these women during the Olympic Trials.
In the final event, Junior Alli Cash finished 5th in the 500m. In the end,
even will all the amazing performances, the Ducks finished second, with 62
points, behind the University of Arkansas, 72. Georgia was third with 41
points. GO DUCKS, and dang, the Razorbacks are just simply amazing. This was
the first nation championship for the Arkansas women's outdoor squad.
We did not stay for the awards ceremony - even through free ice
cream was promised - but went back to the motorhome, threw a few things in the
back of the Jeep and headed back to Portland.
We needed to go to a track meet in Portland on Sunday.
Until my next update, I remain, your tired correspondent.
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Complete meet results
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