June 13, 2015
Eugene, OR –
Raevyn Rogers, an 18 year old true freshman, ran a huge PR of 1:59.71 to win the NCAA 800m, to help the Oregon win the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title. Results below, recap coming later.
Rogers has a penchant of running her best when it counts. Prior to today her PR was 2:01.67 to win the Pac 12 meet and before that her PR was the 2:03.32 800m she ran to win a bronze at the 2013 World Youth Championships.
A happy Rogers addressed the media afterwards and we’ve got her interview below. She was ecstatic to get the win and as an added bonus the sub 2:00 clocking. Rogers is still a junior and talks of running the junior US champs, but she may also run the senior champs. Her 1:59.71 clocking today was just short of Mary Cain’s American junior record of 1:59.51. Rogers was quick to credit her coach Robert Johnson for helping prepare her.
Natoya Goule, a three time NCAA champ, took the race out in 26 seconds and 56 and had a huge lead at 400. She talked afterwards about going out too fast. Plus she talks a little about her post-collegiate plans and trying to hit the Worlds qualifying standard.
We’ll have more of a race recap later. Results below:
|3||Hanna Green||SO||Virginia Tech||2:01.17|
|5||Alethia Marrero||SO||Indiana State||2:03.86|
|8||Savannah Camacho||SO||Oklahoma State||2:09.07|