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De Grasse won the 100 in 9.99 as Melissa Bishop broke the meet record with 1:59.32. Brandon McBride won the men's race by almost a second in 1:45.25. In the men's 1500 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot beat out Justin Knight and Nate Brannen and Gabriela Stafford beat out Nicole Sifuentes. Mohammed Ahmed won the 5K with Cam Levins only 7th. *Results
*Canada Names Their Olympic Team We're happy to see they named Lanni Marchant in both the 10K and marathon. Levins not named in either the 5K or 10K even though he had the standard in both from last year.
Distance runners making the cut are Donovan Brazier, Clayton Murphy, Brandon McBride and Edward Cheserek.
*2016 Women’s Semifinalists For The Bowerman Award Announced Dominque Scott and Courtney Frerichs make the cut.
*Ken Goe: "Earth To Voters: Where Is Raevyn Rogers?" Rogers was dropped from the list despite winning the 800 indoors and out. However, she did win easily over much weaker competition and never ran super fast.
*Post-NCAA Record Book Update Five collegiate records went down in Eugene at NCAAs.
*DI Outdoor National Athletes Of The Year Announced Jarrion Lawson and Courtney Okolo win the track award while decathlete Lindon Victor and TJer Keturah Orji win the field.
*Florida's Mike Holloway And Arkansas' Lance Harter Are National Coaches Of The Year Texas A&M and Oregon coaches took home the best assistant award.
Florida's Andres Arroyo was a surprise non qualifier in the East.
*Donovan Brazier Topped NCAA West 800 Action With A 1:46.53, Winning His Heat By More Than Two Seconds
Brandon McBride (800), Courtney Frerichs (steeple), Dominque Scott (10K), Sean McGorty (5K) and Futsum Zienasellassie (10K) highlighted the distance events.
There was a fast mid-d action with Brandon McBride (1:46.14), Morgan Schuetz (2:02.29), Henry Wynne (3:38.05) and Marta Freitas (4:11.52) posting the fastest 800/1500 times.
Cam Levins will do the 5/10 double, Brandon McBride in the 800.
*MB: Nate Brannen runs 3:35 but not going to worlds b/c of Canada's early deadline
800 man Brandon McBride is the top NCAA distance runner competing.
She also won the 200 in 22.42 beating pros Phyllis Francis and English Gardner. Canada’s Andre DeGrasse won the men's 100 with a very wind-aided (4.0m/s) 9.87 and went on to run a legal 20.16 to win the 200, tying the Canadian NR. *MB: Prandini Oregon 10.92 Legal wind
Distance Results / Highlights: Brandon McBride Runs 1:46.28 To Beat Brandon Johnson And Erik Sowinski; Brenda Martinez 2:00.83
Devon Allen (110H), Sam Kendricks (PV) and Hayden Reed (discus) won titles at USAs. Brandon McBride won a Canadian 800 title as Tom Farrell won the British 5000 and Texas Tech’s Sharlene Nickle was the Jamaican 1500 champ.
McBride is a big-time talent. 2 NCAA titles before his 20th birthday.