2021 NCAA Outdoors

How impressive are these numbers? 3:35.35 (#5 all-time NCAA) with an epic negative split (1:48.87 final 800, 52.23 final 400, 25.9 final 200).

Teare got more than just his first NCAA individual crown. He also picked up the Olympic standard and broke Bill McChesney's legendary Oregon school record from 1982.

Noted front runners Isaiah Jewet and Brandon Miller were rewarded for boldly taking the 800 out in 50.9 and the rest of the field while well beaten ended up running fast as well as 8 of 9 guys set new PBs.

Oklahoma State junior Ryan Smeeton went down on the final barrier and Chemadi was your champion.

There were also fast times for LSU freshman Sean Burrell in the 400 hurdles (world U20 record of 47.85) and Florida’s Joseph Fahnbulleh, who came from way back to deny LSU’s Terrance Laird a 100, 200, 4x100 sweep by running 19.91. In the field, LSU star JuVaughn Harrison completed the HJ/LJ double and Arizona State's Turner Washington completed the shot/discus double.

Watch All NCAA Men's Races (Cued To The Final 400)
Men's 800
Men's 1500
Men's Steeple
Men's 5000
Men's 10k
Women's 1500 Race Video
Men's 5000 Race Video
Day 2 NCAAs
Non-NCAA News

Kerr was the guest on the LRC podcast this week.

Day 1 NCAAs

For the second time in five years, an Englishman from Tulsa has won the NCAA 10,000 title. Imagine running 27:50 and not even scoring. In other finals, LSU's JuVaugh Harrison won the lj (8.27), LSU's Tzuriel Pedigo won the javelin (76.98), Arizona State's Turner Washington won the shot (21.1), Stephen F Austin's Branson Ellis won the PV (5.70) as Florida's Thomas Mardal won the hammer (76.74).

Pre Florence News

Seb Coe's 1:41.73 WR was set exactly 40 years ago from the date of the Florence DL. A great read.

Non NCAA and Non Florence News

Giles, who ran 1:43.63 indoors, lowered his pb from 3:36.90 to 3:33.80 to place 2nd as Abel Kipsang won in 3:32.68. Collins Kipruto won the men's 800 in 1:43.95 as Jemma Reekie won the women 800 in 1:58.41. Marcin Lewandsowki ran just 1:45.86. *Results

The Latest Tokyo News

AK releases criteria for Tokyo Olympics selection criteria - Top 2 at Trials will go Selectors will pick #3.

Tokyo 2020: Olympics athletes and officials to be monitored by GPS - BBC Sport The system will not be used to track their real-time movements but to trace them retroactively if issues arise around Covid-19.

Ethiopian Trials

Tsegay, one of the world's best 1500 runners, ran the 5000 and got a huge PB while Wale, one of the world's best steeplers, ran the 5000 and got a big PB (12:53.28) as unheralded women Werkwuha Getachew (1:56.67) and Freweyni Hailu (3:57.33) emerged as new medal contenders and world leaders.

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    McDonnell won 40 NCAA titles, 6 triple crowns, and 12 straight indoor titles at Arkansas.

    The women's steeple may be the best in NCAA history. And plenty of studs will be doubling back in the 5,000, which makes it one of the most compelling races of the meet.

    No man has ever won the 1,500 and 5,000 at the same NCAA meet. Can Cole Hocker make history? Hocker, Conner Mantz, and Wesley Kiptoo have all already won NCAA titles in 2021 and will look to burnish their legacies by adding more in Eugene. One event guaranteed to have a new champ is the men's steeple, which is completely wide open.

    Miller of Baylor and Hurta of Colorado were both dominant winners at NCAA Indoors and have looked great this outdoor season, but they face plenty of competition - 11 women in the NCAA field have broken 2:02 this year and six have broken 4:10.

    The men's 800 is wide-open, with 24-year-old USC senior Isaiah Jewett and 19-year-old Texas A&M freshman Brandon Miller among the top contenders. Aside from Hocker & Nuguse, the men's 1,500 also features Alabama sensation Eliud Kipsang and a total of 12 sub-3:38 guys.