2009 NCAA Meet
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LRC: NCAA Day 1 Track Recap *Field Event and Multi Recap The big story on Day 1 was a 3 hour and 15 minute rain delay which pushed everything late into Wednesday
night/Thursday morning. Galen Rupp had to stay up late (his 5k prelim started at 12:40 am), but he was rewarded with as easy a qualifying round as possible, as it was much cooler than expected due to the rain and late start. Rupp's quest for history will have its toughest
test tonight in the 10,000m final versus NCAA record holder Samuel Chelenga. Perhaps the other big news on Wednesday was the return to action for Colorado's Jenny Barringer after her shocking 3:59 1,500 at the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday. We have an 8-minute video interview with her and it seems apparent after talking to her that perhaps no one in the world predicted her stunning run on Sunday. In other action, the first round of the men's and women's 100s sizzled, but the rain made
things much slower in the semis. Plus recaps of round 1 of the 800s, steeples and 5ks. More coverage coming.
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More NCAA Day 1:
- Day 1 Recap From The Oregonian Things went pretty well for the Ducks after decathlon favorite Ashton Eaton got in a safe jump on his third and final long jump.
- Mixed Results For Arkansas On Day 1: Mideast 800 Champ Chris Bilbrew failed to advance and McClary barely made
- After Trying To Triple Indoors, Ulrey Zoned In on 1,500 Outdoors
- Recap of Arkansas Women From Day 1
- Shawn Forrest's Mom Coming All The Way From Australia to Watch Him Run in Tonights 10k
- Arizona State Thrower Sarah Stevens Going For Discus, Shot And Hammer Titles
- Jenny Barringer Wins Honda Award For Track And Field
- Chris Bucknam Making His Own Name At Arkansas
- Sarah Bowman Going For Her Fifth And Final NCAA Title This Weekend
Previous NCAA Coverage:
Rupp All Over The News:
*LRC: Pre-Meet Report From Arkansas: Does Matt Centrowitz Have A Foot Injury?
*LRC "Pardon The InteRUPPtion" Employee #1's take on Galen Rupp's amazing senior season.
*Rupp On The Front Page Of USA Today Sports Dick Patrick wrote a great article, including quotes from Alberto, Lananna, Rupp's Dad and Sam Chelanga.
News From Oregon Papers:
*Indoor Debacle At NCAAs Motivates Hog Jumpers
*Lananna Thrilled To Be In Hunt For Triple Crown He's trying not to be intimidated by the name John McDonnell on the score board.
*Jumps Are Key To Arkansas
*Lengthy Oregonian Article On Rupp It mentions the "Haters" on LetsRun.com.
*The Register-Guard Preview: Rupp, Centro & Wheating Lead The Way As Ducks Favored To Win First Title In 25 Years
*AP Preview: New Coach Bucknam Trying To Make His Own Mark At Host Arkansas
*Watch Out For Oregon's Big-Meet Long Jumper Jamesha Youngblood Oregon will need points from unheralded stars like Youngblood if they want to upend a strong Texas A&M squad.
*John McDonnell And Arkansas Excited To Host NCAA Outdoors And Hope To One Day Host Olympic Trials
LRC: 2009 NCAA Men's Preview We break down the men's mid-d and distance events plus the relays, 100, 400 and team competition for you.
LRC: 2009 NCAA Women's Preview We break down the women's mid-d and distance events plus the relays, 100, and team competition for you.
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