Final Day Recap: Kyra Jefferson (22.02) Breaks NCAA 200 Record, Keturah Orji Three-Peats in Triple Jump, Mikiah Brisco (10.96) Shocks in 100

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By LetsRun.com
June 10, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. — A fantastic 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded on Saturday with some thrilling action on the track and in the field. After 21 events, the Oregon Ducks were crowned national champions, completing an unprecedented sweep of NCAA titles in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. We have a recap of the dramatic team competition here: LRC From Choke to Clutch: Oregon Ducks Complete First Triple Crown With NCAA Record in 4×400

Below, we recap some of the events that created that drama as we look at the sprints and jumps (the distance events get their own recap here). Highlights included fast upset wins by LSU’s Mikiah Brisco in the 100 (10.96) and Florida’s Kyra Jefferson in the 200 (22.02 collegiate record) as well as a third straight triple jump title for Georgia’s Keturah Orji and a 1-2 finish by Georgia in the women’s high jump with Madeline Fagan and Tatiana Gusin.

Women’s 200: Kyra Jefferson wins a wild one in collegiate-record time

In arguably the most unexpected performance of the day, Florida senior Kyra Jefferson won the 200 in a new collegiate record and massive pb of 22.02. Jefferson came into the final with only the fifth-best seasonal best on the year (22.43).

Yes, Jefferson had been great in the past (NCAA indoor champ in 2015, indoor runner-up in 2016, 22.24 as a sophomore in 2015) but the collegiate record was a surprise.

Jefferson broke the meet and collegiate record of 22.04 set by LSU’s Dawn Sowell in 1989. Only three Americans — Allyson FelixCandyce McGrone, Tori Bowie — have run faster since the start of 2009. As unexpected as Jefferson, the daughter 1984 Olympic 200 bronze medallist Thomas Jefferson, getting the collegiate record was, even more expected was how she won the race, assisted by a fall from 2016 Olympic finalist Deajah Stevens.

Stevens, who was disqualified at NCAA indoors this year for running on the line,  was leading in the final 50m as Jefferson was gaining on her. Just as Jefferson pulled even to Stevens with 15m to go, Stevens felt the pressure and lost her balance and fell on the track. Someone jumped over the railing and ran onto the track come look after Stevens and her teammate Ariana Washington came back after the finish as well. An official tried to push them away knowing Stevens would be disqualified if they touched her which they did as she exited the track before the finish. Oregon’s team title hopes were now in jeopardy, as Stevens got 0 points. If she had just walked across the line she would have received one point. It set up a thrilling finishing 4×400 to win the meet.

Watch crazy 200m with an NCAA record and crazy fall:

Place   Athlete   Affiliation Time            
1 Kyra JEFFERSON SR Florida 22.02   +1.1        
2 Ariana WASHINGTON SO Oregon 22.39   +1.1        
3 Gabrielle THOMAS SO Harvard 22.61   +1.1        
4 Aaliyah BROWN SR Texas A&M 22.79   +1.1        
5 Jada MARTIN SR LSU 22.85   +1.1        
6 Deanna HILL JR USC 23.00   +1.1        
7 Brittany BROWN JR Iowa 23.02   +1.1        
  Deajah STEVENS JR Oregon DQ

Now Jefferson is focusing on her professional career and hopes to get her real estate license in the offseason.

4 x 100: Kentucky wins in a race that featured neither of the collegiate record holders

Kentucky won the women’s 4×100 in a new Hayward Field record of 42.51, breaking the old mark of 42.65, as the SEC went 1-2-3 in the 4 x 100 relay. It’s a shame neither of the co-collegiate record holders – Oregon and LSU (42.36) – made it to the final or this race would have been insane.

Pl Ln   Team     Time
1 6 KENTUCKY   Kentucky 42.51
2 5 ALABAMA   Alabama 42.56
3 4 FLORIDA   Florida 42.73
4 8 SAN DIEGO STATE   San Diego State 43.32
5 7 CLEMSON   Clemson 43.38
6 3 ARKANSAS   Arkansas 43.68
7 2 PURDUE   Purdue 43.88
8 1 KANSAS STATE   Kansas State 45.00

Women’s 100 hurdles: What a duel between Tobi Amusan and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

Payback.

Tobi Amusan, the UTEP sophomore from Nigeria who was the NCAA runner-up last year, earned her first NCAA title in style by running a new personal best of 12.57 seconds to capture the 100-meter hurdles title by the narrowest of margins over defending champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.58) of Kentucky.

Those times put Amusan and Quinn in the top 5 all-time for collegiate hurdles.

The 5 fastest collegiate hurdlers in history (wind-legal, according to TFN)
12.39 Brianna Rollins (Clemson) 06/08/13
12.48 Ginnie Crawford (USC) 06/09/06
12.50 Keni Harrison (Kentucky) 05/16/15
12.57 Tobi Amusan 06/10/17
12.55 Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 06/10/17

Place   Athlete   Affiliation Time            
1 Tobi AMUSAN SO UTEP 12.57   +1.6        
2 Jasmine CAMACHO-QUINN SO Kentucky 12.58   +1.6        
3 Rushelle BURTON FR Texas 12.65   +1.6        
4 Alaysha JOHNSON SO Oregon 12.72   +1.6        
5 Devynne CHARLTON JR Purdue 12.74   +1.6        
6 Sasha WALLACE SR Oregon 12.81   +1.6        
7 Dior HALL SO USC 12.82   +1.6        
8 Anna COCKRELL FR USC 12.91   +1.6

Women’s 100: Mikiah Brisco pulls the massive upset

Coming into the NCAA championships, most expected LSU to come away with the victory in the women’s 100 meters as junior Aleia Hobbs came in as the #2 ranked 100 woman in the world at 10.85. And LSU did win, but the winner wasn’t Hobbs. Her teammate Mikiah Brisco – a junior who was only fourth in the 100 at the SEC meet – got the win by coming up big. Brisco whacked .18 off her pb and won by running 10.96.

Oregon’s Deajah Stevens, who only squeaked into the final as the last time qualifier, was 2nd (11.04) as her teammate and last year’s 100 and 200 NCAA champ, Ariana Washington, was 4th (11.09), providing the Ducks with 13 key points in their quest for the triple crown.

Watch the finish of the 100 below:

Place   Athlete   Affiliation Time            
1 Mikiah BRISCO JR LSU 10.96   +0.3        
2 Deajah STEVENS JR Oregon 11.04   +0.3        
3 Teahna DANIELS SO Texas 11.06   +0.3        
4 Ariana WASHINGTON SO Oregon 11.09   +0.3        
5 Aleia HOBBS JR LSU 11.12   +0.3        
6 Ashley HENDERSON JR San Diego State 11.19   +0.3        
7 Aaliyah BROWN SR Texas A&M 11.21   +0.3        
8 Ky WESTBROOK SO USC 11.29   +0.3  

 

Women’s 400: Jamaican Olympian Chrisann Gordon earns the win for Texas

The form charts held up today in the women’s 400 as the three women who had run sub-51 coming into NCAAs went 1-2-3 today. The winner was #2 seed Chrisann Gordon of Texas, who won by running a new pb of 50.51 (previous best 50.64) as the fastest woman in the NCAA this year, Shakima Wimbley of Miami (50.40 pb), was second in 50.68 with USC’s Kendall Ellis third in 51.06.

Place   Athlete   Affiliation Time            
1 Chrisann GORDON SR Texas 50.51            
2 Shakima WIMBLEY SR Miami 50.68            
3 Kendall ELLIS JR USC 51.06            
4 Daina HARPER SR Arkansas 51.42            
5 Sharrika BARNETT SO Florida 51.84            
6 Elexis GUSTER SR Oregon 52.25            
7 Cameron PETTIGREW SR USC 52.52            
8 Jaevin REED FR Texas A&M 52.61

Women’s 400 hurdles: Sage Watson comes through

NCAA leader Sage Watson delivered as the favorite as she won by a ton in a new pb of 54.52 (previous best of 54.85) as USC teammates Anna Cockrell (55.26) and Amalie Iuel (55.82) were second and third. If that order of finish seems familiar, it should as that’s the same order of finish at the Pac-12 meet this year.

Place   Athlete   Affiliation Time            
1 Sage WATSON SR Arizona 54.52            
2 Anna COCKRELL FR USC 55.36            
3 Amalie IUEL SR USC 55.82            
4 Ariel JONES JR Texas 56.52            
5 Kymber PAYNE JR LSU 56.60            
6 Jade MILLER SR Harvard 56.61            
7 Symone BLACK JR Purdue 57.15            
8 Katrina SEYMOUR SR East Tenn. St. 59.68


Women’s 4×400: Oregon beats USC in a classic

We recapped the race in our overall meet recap, but in case you missed it, both teams broke the old collegiate record of 3:23.75, set by Texas in 2004 and it gave Oregon the team title. Definitely worth a watch at the link above.

Place   Team     Time            
1 OREGON   Oregon 3:23.13            
2 USC   USC 3:23.35            
3 LSU   LSU 3:26.99            
4 TEXAS A&M   Texas A&M 3:27.26            
5 TEXAS   Texas 3:27.27            
6 FLORIDA   Florida 3:27.76            
7 MIAMI   Miami 3:28.90            
8 OHIO STATE   Ohio State 3:31.36


Field Events

High Jump (full results): Georgia goes 1-2

If Georgia was going to win the NCAA title, it needed big points in the jumps and Madeline Fagan and Tatiana Gusin delivered, going 1-2 in the high jump after Kate Hall and Keturah Orji went 1-2 in the long jump on Thursday.

Place Pos   Athlete   Best     5-8 5-10 5-11½ 6-¾ 6-2 6-3¼ 6-4¼
1 13 Madeline FAGAN
Georgia [JR]
 
1.91m
6-3¼
    ——— O O O XXO O XXX
2 9 Tatiana GUSIN
Georgia [JR]
 
1.91m
6-3¼
    ——— O O O O XXO XXX
3 1 Kaysee PILGRIM
UNLV [SR]
 
1.85m
6-¾
    ——— O O XO XXX    
4 20 Logan BOSS
Miss State [JR]
 
1.85m
6-¾
    O O XO XO XXX    
5 3 Nikki MANSON
Akron [SR]
 
1.85m
6-¾
    O XXO XXO XO XXX    
6 19 Courtney AVERY
Lehigh [SR]
 
1.82m
5-11½
    O O O XXX      
6 17 Stacey DESTIN
Alabama [SO]
 
1.82m
5-11½
    O O O XXX      
6 16 Loretta BLAUT
Cincinnati [JR]
 
1.82m
5-11½
    O O O XXX      
6 18 Chelsie DECOUD
Texas State [JR]
 
1.82m
5-11½
    ——— O O XXX    


Discus Throw (full results): K-State’s Shadae Lawrence wins it in the final round

Florida State’s Kellion Knibb held the lead for five of the competition’s six rounds, but she lost it in the final round as both Maggie Ewen of Arizona State (who won the hammer earlier in the meet) and Shadae Lawrence of Kansas State eclipsed 60 meters in the final round. Lawrence ultimately came on top with her 61.37 (201-4) throw.

Place ▾   Athlete Order Best       Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Rnd 6
1 Shadae LAWRENCE
Kansas State [SO]
Flight: 2
F2-09 61.37m
201-4
      57.06
187-2
X 56.77
186-3
57.63
189-1
58.20
190-11
61.37
201-4
2 Maggie EWEN
Arizona State [JR]
Flight: 2
F2-04 60.11m
197-2
      X 58.05
190-5
X 58.09
190-7
X 60.11
197-2
3 Kellion KNIBB
Florida State [SR]
Flight: 2
F2-10 59.19m
194-2
      59.19
194-2
54.31
178-2
X 56.02
183-9
X X
4 Danniel THOMAS
Kent State [SR]
Flight: 2
F2-06 56.61m
185-8
      56.31
184-9
X 56.58
185-7
X 56.61
185-8
X
5 Gabi JACOBS
Missouri [SO]
Flight: 2
F2-07 56.27m
184-7
      56.27
184-7
X X X X X
6 Katelyn DANIELS
Michigan State [JR]
Flight: 1
F1-08 56.12m
184-1
      54.72
179-6
51.58
169-3
X 55.42
181-10
56.12
184-1
55.04
180-7
7 Laulauga TAUSAGA
Iowa [FR]
Flight: 2
F2-12 55.71m
182-9
      X 55.71
182-9
X 54.66
179-4
55.35
181-7
X
8 Gleneve GRANGE
Florida State [JR]
Flight: 2
F2-05 54.84m
179-11
      49.82
163-5
54.84
179-11
X X X 51.90
170-3

Triple Jump (full results): Keturah Orji dominates (again)

Orji was fourth at the Olympics last year, so it should come as no surprise that she won the NCAA meet handily. Orji took three legal jumps, and all three would have been good enough to win the title. The best was her second-round attempt of 14.29m (46-10.75).

Orji is the second woman to win three outdoor triple jump titles in a career, joining Cal’s Sheila Hudson (champ in 1987-88-90). See her in action.

Place ▾   Athlete Order Best       Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Rnd 6
1 Keturah ORJI
Georgia [JR]
Flight: 2
F2-02 14.29m
46-10¾
+3.3
      13.77
45-2¼
w:+0.7
14.29
46-10¾
w:+3.3

X

w:+1.9

X

w:+0.4

14.01
45-11¾
w:+1.7

w:-0.0

2 Marie-Josee EBWEA-BILE
Kentucky [SO]
Flight: 2
F2-08 13.69m
44-11
+2.6
     

X

w:+2.0

13.69
44-11
w:+2.6
13.12
43-½
w:+1.7

X

w:+1.2

X

w:+1.3

X

w:+0.3

3 Yanis DAVID
Florida [SO]
Flight: 2
F2-10 13.64m
44-9
+3.0
     

X

w:+0.0

13.64
44-9
w:+3.0

X

w:+3.3

13.58
44-6¾
w:+1.3
13.18
43-3
w:+1.8
13.41
44-0
w:+1.8
4 Jhoanmy LUQUE
Iowa State [JR]
Flight: 2
F2-11 13.47m
44-2½
+1.2
     

X

w:-0.8

13.12
43-½
w:+2.7
13.28
43-7
w:+2.7
13.00
42-8
w:+1.2

X

w:+1.2

13.47
44-2½
w:+1.2
5 Viershanie LATHAM
Texas Tech [SR]
Flight: 2
F2-01 13.45m
44-1½
+2.6
      12.90
42-4
w:+1.9
13.28
43-7
w:+2.6
13.45
44-1½
w:+2.6
13.17
43-2½
w:+1.7
12.32
40-5
w:+0.9
13.09
42-11½
w:+1.2
6 Dannielle GIBSON
Penn State [SR]
Flight: 1
F1-09 13.36m
43-10
+0.1
      13.36
43-10
w:+0.1

X

w:+1.8

X

w:+2.1

13.24
43-5¼
w:+0.4
13.29
43-7¼
w:-0.1
13.01
42-8¼
w:+0.1
7 Amber HUGHES
Tennessee St. [SR]
Flight: 1
F1-10 13.32m
43-8½
+1.4
      13.32
43-8½
w:+1.4
12.37
40-7
w:+1.9
12.44
40-9¾
w:+1.0
12.92
42-4¾
w:+1.0
12.88
42-3¼
w:+0.9

X

w:+1.4

8 Tiffany FLYNN
Miss State [JR]
Flight: 2
F2-05 13.31m
43-8
+1.5
     

X

w:+4.4

X

w:+3.4

13.31
43-8
w:+1.5
13.11
43-¼
w:+1.0

X

w:+1.0

13.19
43-3¼
w:+2.1

Heptathlon (full results): Kendell Williams wins #3

Williams won NCAA heptathlon titles as a freshman and junior and won her third today as a senior, to go with four pentathlon titles indoors. Quite a career.

Williams wasn’t pleased with her performance today, saying it was only a C+, she said.

Pl   Athlete
Points
100H
HJ
SP
200
LJ
JT
800m
1 Kendell WILLIAMS
Georgia [SR]
6265
12.95 (1)
+0.2
1132
[1132]
wa +0.2
1.81 (1)
5-11¼
991
[2123]
11.84 (9)
38-10¼
651
[2774]
24.12 (2)
-3.1
969
[3743]
wa -1.4
6.44 (2)
21-1½ +2.7
988
[4731]
wa -0.0
46.48 (2)
152-6
792
[5523]
2:26.17 (13)
742
[6265]
2 Nina SCHULTZ
Kansas State [FR]
5959
-306
13.70 (7)
+0.2
1021
[1021]
wa +0.2
1.72 (4)
5-7¾
879
[1900]
12.74 (2)
41-9¾
710
[2610]
25.12 (9)
-2.7
876
[3486]
wa -1.2
6.10 (5)
20-¼ +3.6
880
[4366]
wa +0.4
46.70 (1)
153-2
796
[5162]
2:21.97 (10)
797
[5959]
3 Taliyah BROOKS
Arkansas [JR]
5795
-470
13.37 (3)
+0.2
1069
[1069]
wa +0.2
1.75 (3)
5-8¾
916
[1985]
11.38 (16)
37-4
620
[2605]
24.81 (5)
-3.1
904
[3509]
wa -1.4
6.50 (1)
21-4 +1.8
1007
[4516]
wa -0.3
35.34 (14)
115-11
578
[5094]
2:29.32 (16)
701
[5795]
4 Leigha BROWN
Arkansas [SR]
5694
-571
13.73 (8)
-0.8
1017
[1017]
wa -0.8
1.72 (4)
5-7¾
879
[1896]
12.56 (3)
41-2½
698
[2594]
24.91 (7)
-2.7
895
[3489]
wa -1.7
5.75 (12)
18-10½ +1.7
774
[4263]
wa -0.6
35.33 (15)
115-11
578
[4841]
2:17.85 (8)
853
[5694]
5 Jaclyn SIEFRING
Akron [JR]
5663
-602
13.98 (11)
+0.3
981
[981]
wa +0.3
1.66 (10)
5-5¼
806
[1787]
12.16 (6)
39-10¾
672
[2459]
25.39 (13)
-2.7
851
[3310]
wa -1.2
6.10 (4)
20-¼ +3.0
880
[4190]
wa +0.2
36.78 (12)
120-8
606
[4796]
2:16.83 (4)
867
[5663]
6 Alissa BROOKS-JOHNSON
Washington St. [JR]
5658
-607
14.24 (14)
-0.5
945
[945]
wa -0.5
1.63 (12)
5-4¼
771
[1716]
11.65 (12)
38-2¾
638
[2354]
24.89 (6)
-0.9
897
[3251]
wa -0.7
5.85 (10)
19-2½ +1.4
804
[4055]
wa 0.0
44.21 (5)
145-0
748
[4803]
2:17.70 (7)
855
[5658]
7 Jordan GRAY
Kennesaw State [SO]
5621
-644
14.29 (17)
-0.5
938
[938]
wa -0.5
1.72 (4)
5-7¾
879
[1817]
12.48 (4)
40-11½
693
[2510]
25.37 (11)
-0.9
853
[3363]
wa -0.7
6.04 (6)
19-9¾ +2.7
862
[4225]
wa +0.5
39.97 (8)
131-1
667
[4892]
2:27.17 (14)
729
[5621]
8 Kaylee HINTON
Texas Tech [SO]
5580
-685
14.02 (12)
-0.5
976
[976]
wa -0.5
1.78 (2)
5-10
953
[1929]
9.50 (21)
31-2
497
[2426]
24.66 (4)
-3.1
918
[3344]
wa -1.8
5.93 (7)
19-5½ +1.7
828
[4172]
wa -0.6
37.25 (9)
122-2
615
[4787]
2:22.23 (11)
793
[5580]


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