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LetsRun.com 2009 NCAA Track And Field Championships Day 3 Sprint Recap
Women's 4 x 100m Final - Aggies Delight The Crowd With NCAA Meet Record
Led by star Porscha Lucas, Texas A&M shattered the previous NCAA Meet Record and NCAA Record of 42.50 by running 42.36 and winning by just under a second. Their mark puts them on top of the current world leader board in the event and gives the Aggies 10 valuable team points in the race for the NCAA championship with Oregon. 2nd place Florida State ran 43.33, 4th fastest in the world this year, and they were 0.97 seconds behind A&M.
Event 31 Women 4x100 Meter Relay ======================================================================= 4 Heats. Advance heat winners plus next best 5 times to final. American: 41.47 8/9/1997 World Championship Team College Best: 42.50 6/2/1989 Louisiana State NCAA Meet: 42.50 6/2/1989 Louisiana State School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Texas A&M 42.36 10 1) Khrystal Carter JR 2) Porscha Lucas JR 3) Dominique Duncan FR 4) Gabby Mayo SO 2 Florida State 43.33 8 1) Nicole Marcus JR 2) Candyce McGrone FR 3) Danielle Jeffrey FR 4) Teona Rogers SO 3 South Carolina 43.41 6 1) LaKya Brookins SO 2) Shayla Mahan SO 3) Gabby Glenn SO 4) Breehanna Jacobs FR
A&M Appeal Denied
Men's 4 x 100m Final - A&M Gets DQed!
In a race featuring some of the world's fastest 100m runners, the men's 4 x 100m was a thrilling event that came down to the final meters. The University of Florida team of Dennis Martin, Terrell Wilks, Calvin Smith and anchor Jeremy Hall took home the title over Trindon Holliday-anchored LSU, Jacoby Ford-anchored Clemson and the Texas A&M Aggie team striving for maximum points.
In the end it went Florida, LSU, Texas A&M then Clemson. Or did it? When the results were eventually posted, Texas A&M's worst nightmare came true as they were knocked out of the scoring with a zone foul. A&M came in with the best performance in the country, but left empty-handed in the 400m relay, costing them big, big points for the team competition. In a way, their DQ evens out the Matt Centrowitz injury to Oregon in the 1,500m. Clemson had defeated Florida handily at the East Regional.
Event 11 Men 4x100 Meter Relay ======================================================================= 3 Heats. Advance heat winners plus next best 6 times to final. American: 37.40 8/21/1993 World Championship Team, Olympic Tea College Best: 38.04 6/2/1998 Texas Christian NCAA Meet: 38.04 6/2/1998 Texas Christian School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Florida 38.58 10 1) Dennis Martin SR 2) Calvin Smith JR 3) Terrell Wilks SO 4) Jeremy Hall JR 2 LSU 38.67 8 1) Barrett Nugent FR 2) Will Coppage JR 3) Armanti Hayes JR 4) Trindon Holliday JR 3 Clemson 38.77 6 1) Justin Murdock FR 2) CJ Spiller JR 3) Trenton Guy,Jr SO 4) Jacoby Ford SO 4 Mississippi State 39.06 5 1) Justin Christian FR 2) D'Angelo Cherry FR 3) Dwight Mullings JR 4) John Bailey SR 5 South Carolina 39.09 4 1) Jonathan Hancock JR 2) Antonio Sales SO 3) Quentin Moore JR 4) Obakeng Ngwigwa JR 6 Kentucky 39.27 3 1) Gordon McKenzie SR 2) Jose Acevedo SR 3) Kwasi Obeng JR 4) Rondel Sorrillo JR 7 Auburn 39.35 2 1) Stephen Fly SO 2) Jerod Wims SR 3) Michael Dehaven SO 4) Marcus Rowland FR 8 TCU 39.50 1 1) Mark Barnes FR 2) Otis McDaniel SR 3) Mychal Dungey SO 4) Justyn Warner SR -- Texas A&M DQ Rule-5-9c 1) Tran Howell SO 2) Gerald Phiri SO 3) Chris Dykes SR 4) Justin Oliver SR
Men's 400m Hurdles Final
Washington State's Jeshua Anderson won the event in a stunning 48.46. The reigning champion and only a sophomore, Anderson beat South Carolina's sophomore Johnny Dutch and Georgia senior Justin Gaymon, who was DQed last year. Those three guys were way ahead of the rest of the field, and we had the feeling that we were watching 3 future world medallists. Gaymon and Dutch were 4th and 5th in the Olympic trials last year and the three guys that beat them swept the Beijing medals. Gaymon ran 48.46 at the OTs last year and 48.42 was gold medallist Angelo Taylor. So the 400 hurdles were truly world class.
Event 10 Men 400 Meter Hurdles ======================================================================= 5 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next best 3 to semi. Advance top 4 from each semi plus next best time to final. American: 46.78 8/6/1992 Kevin Young, Foot Locker AC College Best: 47.10 8/7/1991 Samuel Matete, Auburn NCAA Meet: 47.56 6/11/2005 Kerron Clement, Florida Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Jeshua Anderson SO Washington State 48.47 10 2 Johnny Dutch SO South Carolina 48.62 8 3 Justin Gaymon SR Georgia 49.02 6 4 Joe Greene SR Albany 49.67 5 5 Kirkland Thornton SR Nebraska 49.81 4 6 Leslie Murray FR Delaware State 49.91 3 7 Emmanual Mayers SO Mississippi State 50.06 2 8 Javier Garcia-Tunon SR Florida State 50.40 1 9 Lee Moore SO Mississippi 50.53
Alexandria Anderson (1:12)
Women's 100m Final
Texas senior Alexandria Anderson overcame a terrible start as she moved from 7th to first in the final 70m, running away with her 18th All-American certificate for the Longhorns but only her first individual title in 11.20.
In the semi-finals, Anderson ran 11.02, putting her third in the world this year. Texas A&M finished 4th and 5th as their stars Porscha Lucas and Gabby Mayo came through for 9 team points, pulling the Aggies up to 19 while Oregon has 21 and Texas, FSU and Arizona State have 20 at this point.
Event 21 Women 100 Meter Dash ============================================================================ 4 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next best 6 to semi. Advance top 4 from each semi plus next best time to final. American: 10.49 7/16/1988 Florence Griffith Joyner, World Class AC College Best: 10.78 6/3/1989 Dawn Sowell, LSU NCAA Meet: 10.78 6/3/1989 Dawn Sowell, LSU Name Year School Finals Wind Points ============================================================================ Finals 1 Alexandria Anderson SR Texas 11.20 -0.5 10 2 Jessica Young JR TCU 11.22 -0.5 8 3 Kenyanna Wilson SO LSU 11.30 -0.5 6 4 Porscha Lucas JR Texas A&M 11.31 -0.5 5 5 Gabby Mayo SO Texas A&M 11.35 -0.5 4 6 Charonda Williams SR Arizona State 11.37 -0.5 3 7 Murielle Ahoure SR Miami 11.41 -0.5 2 8 Samantha Henry JR LSU 11.42 -0.5 1 9 Blessing Okagbare JR Texas-El Paso 11.44 -0.5
Trindon Holliday (1:59)
Men's 100m Final
LSU's Trindon Holliday took the title in 10.00, crushing the field and matching Usain Bolt's time this weekend from Toronto. Holliday didn't have to contend with Clemson's Jacoby Ford for the whole race as Ford pulled up midway through and limped home for 9th and last place.
After facing disappointment with his team's disqualification in the 4 x 100m, Texas A&M's Gerald Phiri rebounded for third place, upping Texas A&M to a team total of 13 points, while Holliday pushed LSU into the team lead with 30 points.
USC junior Ahmad Rashad ran a super race to run himself into the school's top 5 all-time. What did he run? 10.10! That's a pretty ridiculous all-time top 5. We've got interviews with Ahmad and his super happy dad below.
Last year, LSU's Richard Thompson took home the 100m title, and went on to earn the silver medal at the Olympic Games. We'll see how Holliday fares in the summer season.
Event 1 Men 100 Meter Dash ============================================================================ 4 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next best 6 to semi. Advance top 4 from each semi plus next best time to final. American: 9.77 6/28/2008 Tyson Gay, Adidas College Best: 9.90 7/27/1996 Ato Boldon, UCLA NCAA Meet: 9.92 6/1/1996 Ato Boldon, UCLA Name Year School Finals Wind Points ============================================================================ Finals 1 Trindon Holliday JR LSU 10.00 0.3 10 2 Ahmad Rashad JR Southern California 10.10 0.3 8 3 Gerald Phiri SO Texas A&M 10.18 0.3 6 4 Terrell Wilks SO Florida 10.19 0.3 5 5 Rondel Sorrillo JR Kentucky 10.22 0.3 4 [10.214] 6 D'Angelo Cherry FR Mississippi State 10.22 0.3 3 [10.217] 7 Adam Harris SR Michigan 10.29 0.3 2 8 Reggie Dixon FR Hampton 10.38 0.3 1 9 Jacoby Ford SO Clemson 14.34 0.3
Men's 110 Hurdles Semifinals
Ronnie Ash, the indoor 60m hurdles champion, won his semifinal in big fashion, blasting a 13.46.
In the second heat, South Carolina's Jason Richardson won in 13.45.
Men's 400m Semifinals
Semi-final 1: Jonathan Borlee of Florida State ran a beautiful 45.25 race, easing up in the last 40m as he was well clear of Calvin Smith, who was doubling back from the 4 x 100m, and Mississippi State's Mullings.
Semi-final 2: Michael Bingham of Wake Forest won another fast race in 45.28 while the bigger story might be the pull-up of Texas Tech's Gil Roberts, one of the best 400m runners in the country and an integral part of Tech's 4 x 400m team.
Women's 400m Semifinals
Semi-final 1: Leslie Cole of Oklahoma took the first heat in 52.19.
Semi-final 2: Favorite Jessica Beard of Texas A&M found out she may have a tough battle on her hands in the final as Hampton's Francena McCorory won the heat in a quick 51.74 over Beard's 51.76.
Women's 400m Hurdles Final
UCLA's Nicole Leach ran a fantastic final to take the NCAA championship over Ti'erra Brown and Dalilah Muhammad in a fast, seasonal best 55.39.
Event 30 Women 400 Meter Hurdles ======================================================================= 5 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next best 3 to semi. Advance top 4 from each semi plus next best time to final. American: 52.61 8/11/1995 Kim Batten, Reebok College Best: 53.47 8/29/1991 Janeene Vickers, UCLA NCAA Meet: 54.24 6/13/2004 Sheena Johnson, UCLA Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Nicole Leach SR UCLA 55.39 10 2 Ti'erra Brown SO Miami 55.98 8 3 Dalilah Muhammad FR Southern California 56.65 6 4 Asia Washington JR Virginia Tech 57.05 5 5 Deserea Brown SR Illinois 57.31 4 6 Fawn Dorr JR Penn State 57.43 3 7 Amber Hay SR Michigan 57.44 2 8 Latrisha Jordan FR Fresno State 58.19 1 9 Tameka Jameson SO Miami 58.73