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Field Events Day 3 LetsRun.com Recap
Men's Pole Vault Final
Rice's Jason Colwich jumped a huge 18'8.25" to win the competition late at night. He took a stab at the NCAA meet record but came up short, settling for a big NCAA title in front of an enthusiastic group of spectators who cheered the vaulters the whole night.
Men's High Jump Final
Kansas St. senior Scott Sellers won the competition for the second year in a row, jumping 2.26m (7'5"). Cornell senior Garret Huyler finishes his career as an All-American with his 8th-place finish at 7'0.25".
Men's Javelin Final
In a competition billed as a close battle between three top competitors, it was all Chris Hill of Georgia who won the competition by over 5 meters. Ivy Leaguer Craig Kinsley of Brown pulled a big upset, taking 3rd and moving Oregon's Cyrus Hostetler down to 4th, while USC's Corey White was 2nd.
This might go down as the event that kills Oregon if they fail to outscore Florida or Texas A&M.
Chris Hill had the lead the whole way, but threw his best in the 5th round, 81.80m (268'4").
Women's Javelin Final
On her first throw of the finals, Rachel Yurkovich of Oregon set a PB at 195'07", wowing the crowd and taking the lead in the competition from Purdue's Kara Patterson. Coming out of the break, Yurkovich uncorked three personal-best and event-winning throws of 59.62, 59.53 and 59.60.
Women's High Jump Final
Texas' Destinee Hooker won the women's high jump and took some attempts at Amy Acuff's NCAA meet record, but ended up 1 cm short at 6'4.75".
Event 33 Women High Jump ================================================================================= Progression: 1.70 - 1.74 - 1.77 - 1.80 - 1.83 then 3cm Competition continues until 16 or fewer remain at a bar change. Use Rule 7-1-6 to select qualifiers when less than 12 remain. No Five-Alive. Finals: 1.74 - 1.77 - 1.80 - 1.83 - 1.86 + 3cm American: 2.03m 7/8/1988 Louise Ritter, Mazda TC also 9/30/88 College Best: 2.00m 5/22/1997 Amy Acuff, UCLA NCAA Meet: 1.96m 6/3/1995 Amy Acuff, UCLA Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Destinee Hooker JR Texas 1.95m 6-04.75 10 1.74 1.77 1.80 1.83 1.86 1.89 1.92 1.95 1.98 PPP O O O O O XO O XXX 2 Elizabeth Patterson JR Arizona 1.89m 6-02.25 8 1.74 1.77 1.80 1.83 1.86 1.89 1.92 1.95 1.98 PPP XO XXO O O O XPP XXP X 3 Amber Kaufman JR Hawaii-Manoa 1.86m 6-01.25 6 1.74 1.77 1.80 1.83 1.86 1.89 XO O O O O XXX
Men's Triple Jump Qualifying
Texas A&M qualified 4 men for the final. Zuheir Sharif had the best jump of the day, 3rd was Julian Reid, 7th was Tyron Stewart and 12th was Melvin Echard. Besides the Aggies, Oklahoma's Will Claye qualified in second place, though the marks will be wiped clean for Saturday's trials and finals.
Indoor champion Christian Taylor is in the final and could hit one big jump to vault Florida into the national title hunt.
Women's Pole Vault Final
Indiana State's Kylie Hutson took the title and just missed the NCAA meet record by 1cm.
Event 34 Women Pole Vault ================================================================================= Starting Height: 3.75 - 3.90 - 4.00 - 4.10 - 4.20 then 10cm Competition continues until 16 or fewer remain at a bar change. Use Rule 7-1-6 to select qualifiers when less than 12 remain. No Five-Alive. Finals: 3.90 - 4.00 - 4.10 - 4.20 - 4.30 + 10cm American: 4.92m 7/6/2008 Jenn Stuczynski, Adidas College Best: 4.58m 4/20/2006 Lacy Johnson, Florida State NCAA Meet: 4.41m 6/14/2004 Becky Holliday, Oregon Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Kylie Hutson JR Indiana State 4.40m 14-05.25 10 3.90 4.00 4.10 4.20 4.30 4.40 4.42 O O O O XO O XXX 2 Vera Neuenswander JR Indiana 4.30m 14-01.25 8 3.90 4.00 4.10 4.20 4.30 4.40 PPP O O O O XXX 3 Alicia Rue JR Minnesota 4.30m 14-01.25 5.50 3.90 4.00 4.10 4.20 4.30 4.40 PPP PPP O XO O XXX