NCAA Day 3 Men’s Field — Another “W” Each For Harrison & Washington

In adding the discus crown to the shot title he collected on Wednesday, Turner Washington became the first winner of that pairing since Virginia’s Filip Mihaljević in 2017. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

Men’s High Jump: Harrison Matches His Own Double

JuVaughn Harrison never left any room for doubt. Trying to become the NCAA’s first outdoor long jump/high jump double champion since he did it last time 2 years ago, the 22-year-old LSU junior, the clear No. 1 from the preseason charts to the final day, completed his march to the sea with a commanding 7-7¾ (2.33) win.

The only real drama was his chase for a Collegiate Record, but his three misses (the second one somewhat close) at 7-10 (2.39) meant the defending champion merely won the title by 4 inches, the biggest winning margin since ’97.

Unlike the long jump, he didn’t lead the vertical wire-to-wire, an opening miss when he entered at 7-2½ (2.20) had him briefly behind, but he took the lead for good with a second-attempt clearance at 7-3¾ (2.23) and won it outright by easily clearing 7-5 (2.26) on his first attempt.

The closest the medal chase had to drama was runner-up Tejaswin Shankar of Kansas State having two near-misses at 7-3¾ (2.23), though as it turns out that wouldn’t have improved his silver.

That left Harrison aiming for a CR and he set himself up with a big clearance at 7-7¾ (2.33). The bar moved to 2.39/7-10 (Hollis Conway of Louisiana–Lafayette cleared 7-9¾/2.38 in ’89) and if he chooses to remain an amateur, Harrison can chase that next year.

Nebraska’s Mayson Conner, nowhere on the formchart coming in, grabbed bronze with a second-attempt clearance at a PR-equaling 7-3¾ (2.23). /Bret Bloomquist/

MEN’S HIGH JUMP RESULTS

(June 11)

1. *JuVaughn Harrison (LSU) 7-7¾ (2.33)

(7-2½ [2], 7-3¾, 7-5 [2], 7-7¾, 7-10 [xxx]) (2.20 [2], 2.23, 2.26 [2], 2.33, 2.39 [xxx]);

2. *Tejaswin Shankar’ (KsSt-Ind) 7-3¾ (2.23)

(6-10¾, 7-½, 7-2½, 7-3¾ [2], 7-5 [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15, 2.20, 2.23 [2], 2.26 [xxx]);

3. *Mayson Conner (Nb) 7-3¾ (2.23) =PR

(6-10¾, 7-½ [2], 7-2½, 7-3¾ [2], 7-5 [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15 [2], 2.20, 2.23 [2], 2.26 [xxx]);

4. Darryl Sullivan (Tn) 7-3¾ (2.23)

(6-10¾, 7-½ [3], 7-2½ [2], 7-3¾ [3], 7-5 [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15 [3], 2.20 [2], 2.23 [3], 2.26 [xxx]);

5. tie, Clayton Brown’ (Fl-Jam) & **Vernon Turner (Ok) 7-2½ (2.20)

(6-10¾, 7-½, 7-2½, 7-3¾ [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15, 2.20, 2.23 [xxx]);

7. Earnie Sears (USC) 7-2½ (2.20)

(6-10¾, 7-½ [2], 7-2½, 7-3¾ [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15 [2], 2.20, 2.23 [xxx]);

8. tie, *Brandon Burke (Buf) & Jordan Wesner (FlSt) 7-2½ (Burke =PR); 10. Jason Smith (LBSt) 7-2½ =PR; 11. Justice Summerset (Az) 7-2½; 12. Zack Anderson (SD) 7-2½ (2.20); 13. *Bryson Deberry (UTA) 7-½ (2.15); 14. *Allen Gordon (Ms) 7-½; 15. **Justin Stuckey (Samf) 7-½ (2.15); 16. Dennis Manyeah (LaS) 7-½; 17. Ethan Harris (GCan) 7-½; 18. *Kaithon McDonald (Md) 7-½; 19. tie, Eric Richards (SnMs) & *Isaiah Holmes (Mia) 6-10¾ (2.10); 21. Jonathan Wells (Il) 6-10¾;… nh—*Michael Hoffer (Nb), ***Trey Allen (Louis), *Mitch Jacobson (WaSt).


Men’s Triple Jump: Ihemeje Does His Job, Enjoys It

Emmanuel Ihemeje faced pressure on two fronts. The favored Oregon frosh was trying to repeat his Indoor win, but more importantly he was tasked with scoring maximal points to keep his Duck squad’s team-title hopes alive. He took care of both on his first attempt.

As the second jumper in the first flight he unleashed an outdoor PR 56-2¾ (17.14), farther than the lifetime best of anybody else in the field. Jah-Nhai Perinchief of Tennessee came closest, PRing at 55-10½ (17.03), with defending champ Du Mapaya of TCU 3rd at 54-11¼ (16.74).

Ihemeje had done his job, but LSU actually gained ground in the event as prize frosh Sean Dixon-Bodie PRed at 54-6 (16.61) to gain 4th-place points. The jump made him the =No. 8 American Junior ever. All the excitement came in the flights as there was only a single daily best in the final three rounds.

Said the winner, “My plan was to throw a bomb at the beginning. So we worked a lot to make the first jump be executed in a good way. So I’m glad I did my best on my first jump.

“It’s such an amazing vibe and emotion in this new Hayward Field. This is my biggest experience, and doing a big competition like the NCAA finals at home is such a big pleasure for me — an honor. And I had to do my best to entertain our fans, our Duck nation. So I did my best, and I hope they enjoyed the show.” /Garry Hill/

MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP RESULTS

(June 11; wind ranged from +2.3 to –1.8)

1. ***Emmanuel Ihemeje’ (Or-Ita) 56-2¾ (17.14) out PR (out CL) (11, x NCAA)

(56-2¾, 54-1¼, 55-0, 54-11½, 52-9¼, 52-8¾) (17.14, 16.49, 16.76, 16.75, 16.08, 16.07);

2. Jah-Nhai Perinchief’ (Tn-Ber) 55-10½ (17.03) PR

(55-10½, 54-2½, f, 53-11¼, 54-½, 55-9¾) (17.03, 16.52, f, 16.44, 16.47, 17.01);

3. *Du Mapaya’ (TCU-Zim) 54-11¼ (16.74)

(53-10¼, 54-11¼, 54-1¼, f, p, p) (16.41, 16.74, 16.49, f, p, p);

4. ***Sean Dixon-Bodie (LSU) 54-6 (16.61) PR (=8, x AJ)

(53-1½, 53-5, 54-6, f, 53-2¾, 53-¼) (16.19, 16.28, 16.61, f, 16.22, 16.16);

5. Clayton Brown’ (Fl-Jam) 54-4 (16.56) PR

(f, 54-4, p, f, f, f) (f, 16.56, p, f, f, f);

6. Isaiah Griffith (Or) 54-3¼ (16.54)

(54-2¾, f, 54-3¼, p, p, p) (16.53, f, 16.54, p, p, p);

7. *Carey McLeod’ (Tn-Jam) 53-9¾ (16.40) PR

(53-3, 52-11½, 51-11¾, 52-8¼, 53-9¾, 53-0) (16.23, 16.14, 15.84, 16.06, 16.40, 16.15);

8. O’Brien Wasome’ (Tx-Jam) 53-7¾ (16.35)

(52-4½, f, 53-7¾, f, f, 50-11½) (15.96, f, 16.35, f, f, 15.53);

9. **Georgi Nachev’ (Mo-Bul) 53-3½ (16.24); 10. *Jalen Seals (TxT) 53-¾ (16.17) PR; 11. *Christian Edwards (Al) 53-0 (16.15); 12. Jordan Scott’ (USC-Jam) 52-4 (15.95); 13. *Tamar Greene’ (Pur-Bah) 52-0 (15.85); 14. R’Lazon Brumfield (TnSt) 51-9¾ (15.79); 15. **Owayne Owens’ (Va-Jam) 51-9 (15.77); 16. *Jalyn Jackson (USC) 51-7¼ (15.73); 17. LaQuan Nairn’ (Ar-Bah) 51-7w (15.72); 17. **Jelaani Davis (Ok) 51-7w (15.72); 19. Tylen Guidry (Lam) 51-6¼w (15.70); 20. *Jacore Irving (FlSt) 51-1½ (15.58); 21. *Chauncey Chambers (VaT) 51-0 (15.54); 22. ***Safin Wills’ (TxT-Jam) 51-0 (15.54); 23. Keshun McGee (Al) 50-4 (15.34); 24. **Keshun Byrd (MsSt) 50-3½ (15.33).


Men’s Discus: Washington Completes His Double

Turner Washington sat atop the formcharts all season in both the discus and shot, but a late-season groin injury slowed the Arizona State soph down as he was held out of the Pac-12 Championships a month ago.

However, the decision to bypass the conference meet by the ASU coaching staff, including throws coach Brian Blutreich, proved to be wise as Washington was able to come to Eugene and execute the double for the Sun Devils, starting with Wednesday’s shot win.

His first throw of 208-1 (63.42) was all that was needed to seal the discus competition, and his final-round 203-8 (62.09) would also have been enough to win. Behind him, Jamaican soph Roje Stona threw a PR 203-2 (61.94) for Clemson to become the highest Tiger finisher in this event since Jack Harkness finished 2nd in ’82.

Virginia put two frosh in the top 5 with Chilean Claudio Romero (201-4/61.36) in 3rd and Jacob Lemmon (189-7/57.78) in 5th. Lemmon came into the meet only No. 15 on the descending order list.

Washington said, “I wish I could have done more — put on more of a show — but at the end of the day, a win is a win.”

Turner, 22, is the son of Anthony Washington, a 3-time U.S. Olympian for the U.S. in the discus and the ’99 world champion. Anthony and coach Blutreich were teammates on the discus team at Barcelona ’92.

Alone, Turner scored more points (20) than all but 10 other teams in this meet. He will now “turn” his attention to matching his dad as an Olympian and will have two chances to do that in the coming weeks in this same venue.

After the event, a very happy father said “It’s amazing. He is such a better athlete than I ever was.” /Bob Bettwy/

MEN’S DISCUS RESULTS

(June 11)

1. **Turner Washington (AzSt) 208-1 (63.42)

(208-1, f, f, 195-2, 199-10, 203-8) (63.42, f, f, 59.50, 60.91, 62.09);

2. **Roje Stona’ (Clem-Jam) 203-2 (61.94) PR

(182-3, 203-2, f, 189-11, 198-0, 200-9) (55.55, 61.94, f, 57.89, 60.35, 61.20);

3. ***Claudio Romero’ (Va-Chi) 201-4 (61.36)

(200-5, f, f, f, 201-4, f) (61.10, f, f, f, 61.36, f);

4. Malik Paul (SC) 191-5 (58.35) PR

(174-10, 186-6, 191-5, 178-2, 184-1, 186-3) (53.29, 56.85, 58.35, 54.31, 56.11, 56.78);

5. ***Jacob Lemmon (Va) 189-7 (57.78)

(189-7, 186-9, f, 182-9, 188-9, 183-10) (57.78, 56.92, f, 55.71, 57.54, 56.03);

6. *Elijah Mason (Wa) 189-4 (57.72)

(172-11, 183-2, 189-4, 187-1, f, f) (52.70, 55.84, 57.72, 57.02, f, f);

7. *Colton Paller (Wy) 186-6 (56.86)

(181-7, 186-6, 185-3, 181-4, 185-7, f) (55.34, 56.86, 56.47, 55.28, 56.56, f);

8. Terrell Adams (Char) 186-6 (56.85)

(172-5, f, 185-6, f, 186-6, 180-1) (52.57, f, 56.54, f, 56.85, 54.89);

9. **Josh Sobota (Ky) 184-11 (56.36); 10. **Ian Schulz (AzSt) 184-6 (56.25); 11. ***Francois Prinsloo’ (SAl-SA) 184-5 (56.22); 12. *Adam Dawson (CoSt) 183-11 (56.06); 13. **Iffy Joyner (Cal) 182-10 (55.72); 14. David Lucas (PennSt) 182-2 (55.53); 15. ***Dallin Shurts (BYU) 178-9 (54.49); 16. Charles Lenford (Ky) 178-7 (54.45); 17. ***Aleks Hristov’ (UTEP-Bul) 178-2 (54.32); 18. **Kaleb Siekmeier (Mn) 178-1 (54.29); 19. **Phillipe Barnett’ (Mn-Jam) 173-11 (53.03); 20. **Adar Sheere’ (Louis-Isr) 171-4 (52.22); 21. ***Milton Ingraham (FlSt) 171-2 (52.17); 22. *Eron Carter (ArSt) 170-8 (52.03); 23. ***Mitchell Weber (Mo) 167-8 (51.10);… 3f—Taige Bryant (EnMi). ◻︎

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