Oregon Frosh Raevyn Rogers Arrives As An NCAA Star - Wins Women's 800 In 1:59.71 (#3 US Junior Ever)
Distance Recap: Edward Kemboi Rides The Rail To Victory In 800, Chad Noelle Kicks Best In 1,500 And Anthony Rotich Three-Peats In Steeple
Both the 800 (1:49.26) and 1,500 (3:54.96) had incredibly slow winning times due to wind on the backstretch, but that made for thrilling theater as everyone was still in contention with 200 to go in each race. As it did last year, the steeple came down to Rotich vs. Stanley Kebenei and Rotich once again prevailed by a narrow .38 margin.
It's Settled: Cheserek Is The King
No one was holding anything back in this one and in the end Oregon's Edward Cheserek was simply too good for teammate Eric Jenkins over the final 100 as he won his 8th NCAA title in 13:48.67. Jenkins was second and Will Geoghegan was fourth to give Oregon 23 points and seal a second straight team title.
2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Women's Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Shelby Houlihan & Leah O'Connor Eye Repeats; Natoya Goule Goes for NCAA Title #4
Leah O'Connor will look to be the first woman to repeat in the steeple since Jenny Barringer in 2009. Shelby Houlihan will look to be just the third woman in history to win back-to-back NCAA titles in the 1500. Natoya Goule has won 3 NCAA titles but she faces a LOADED field.
2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Women's Long Distance Preview: NCAA Champs Emma Bates & Dominique Scott To Battle in 10,000; 5 NCAA Champs Including Emily Sisson and Kate Avery To Battle in 5000
With 5 NCAA champs battling in a single race, the women's 5000 promises to be a great way to end the distance action at the 2015 NCAA champs.
2015 NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Men's Long Distance Preview: Edward Cheserek And Eric Jenkins Will Dominate - The Question Is Will They Battle Each Other To The Line Or Cross Holding Hands?
Oregon's Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins are the favorites to go 1-2 in the 5,000 and 10,000 at NCAAs. But will they race all-out against each other? And can anyone like Jason Witt, Kemoy Campbell, Justyn Knight, Patrick Tiernan or Thomas Awad possibly break them up?
2015 NCAA Outdoor Men's Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Cristian Soratos and Jordan Williamsz Lead A Wide-Open 1500; Anthony Rotich & Stanley Kebenei to Duel in Steeple; Will NCAA Champs Brandon McBride or Edward Kemboi Emerge In A Loaded Men's 800?
We're not sure if there will be drama in the 5 an 10ks but these races should more than make it up for it. The 800, where NCAA champs Brandon McBride and Edward Kemboi lead the way, is the deepest 800 in years at the NCAA level. Cristian Soratos vs. Jordan Williamsz is must-watch drama in the 1500 as is the Stanely Kebenei vs. Anthony Rotich battle in the steeple.