LRC Men’s 5,000: Edward Cheserek Does It Again, Stuns Heavy Favorite, Crushes Lalang In Final 300m, Lalang’s Bid For Historic Triple Over Almost Before It Started (updated) Lawi Lalang‘s attempt for wins at the 5K, mile, 3K triple is over almost before it started as Edward Cheserek got a shocking and dominant upset victory in the men’s 5,000. In an honestly-paced race, Cheserek blew away Lalang in the final 300m, winning in 13:46.67 to Lalang’s 13:52.83.
*Cheserek: ““My plan was to just relax, stay in the back behind Lawi all the time and with (300) to go I said ‘Ok I gotta go,’”
On The Boards: Cheserek’s move *Why lawai, why? *And a-a-a-a KING is BORN!
LRC Men’s DMR: A Fresh Stanford Team Gets Dominant Victory As Oregon Picks Up More Valuable Team Points In Second Stanford gets dominant victory largely thanks to a ridiculous 400 leg from Australia’s Olympic finalist Steven Solomon as Oregon gets 2nd, Indiana 3rd and Notre Dame 4th.
MB: Micheal Atchoo – A STANFORD HERO! *Atchoos Under Appreciated Anchor Leg *OSU DFL in DMR
LRC Men’s Mile Heats: All The Favorites Are Through As
Lawi Lalang Gets His Historic Triple Started It Was The Beginning Of The End For Lalalang (updated) No big surprises as all the big names were through comfortably. Oregon’s Mac Fleet and Arizona’s Lawi Lalang were 1-2 in the first heat and BU’s Rich Peters won the second.
LRC Men’s 800 Heats: Edward Kemboi Stays The Favorite As A Couple Big Names Go Out The men’s 800 saw the only big casualties in the distance heats as one of our top picks, Penn State’s Brannon Kidder, as well as the top returner from last year, Sean Obinwa (4th in 2013), didn’t make the final. The pre-meet favorite, Edward Kemboi won his heat as did Ryan Schnulle.
More Messageboard Chatter: 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Mens Mile… Mac Fleet vs Lawi Lalang – Who Ya got?
*Penn State – OUCH *D3 dmr
*Official 2014 NCAA Day 1 Indoor Live Discussion Thread
Monster Field Event Action:
*Beamonesque: Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson has massive 1.5 foot PB – wins lj with world leading 27 feet, 6½ inches
*FSU’s James Harris PRs twice and clears 7-7 1/4 to win HJ He got close when he attempted the CR of 7-9.75
*Albuquerque native Curtis Beach set up for heptathlon title after strong Day 1
Strints: Deondre Batson wins 200m for Alabaman (20.32)
Team Title: Oregonian: The Oregon men barge into the title picture after great day 1
*MB: 2014 NCAA Indoor Team Battle Update – Jesse Squire predicting Oregon men, Florida women will win after day 1
More Coverage and Pre-Meet Coverage in Our 2014 NCAA Indoor Special Section
Men’s 800 Heats: Edward Kemboi Stays The Favorite As A Couple Big Names Go Out The men’s 800 saw the only big casualties in the distance heats as one of our top picks, Penn State’s Brannon Kidder, as well as the top returner from last year, Sean Obinwa (4th in 2013), didn’t make the final. The favorite to win though is Edward Kemboi and he made it through just fine as he won his the first heat and Ryan Schnulle won the second.