NCAA Indoor Men — Gators Chomp Again

Ubiquitous Grant Holloway took a bite out of the American Record in the 60 hurdles. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, March 08-09—The USTFCCCA’s premeet rankings showed Texas Tech on top at the NCAA Men’s Indoor Championships, with Florida close behind and no other team really close. The Red Raiders had 15 accepted entries, and many of them were of high quality, but Florida had 13 entries and they, too, were loaded with top-end talent.

Tech Coach Wes Kittley saw it this way: “If you look at us and Florida, we’re relatively even on paper. But we’ve just got to take care of us. We’ve got to go into this meet and be confident like we have all season. I think if we’re focused and just taking care of us, we’re going to be hard to beat.”

But he knew—and Florida head Mike Holloway knew—that a lot would depend on the sprints, where most of Texas Tech’s points were concentrated, but where Florida had strength too, most notably in the presence of Grant Holloway (no relation), who would be attempting an ambitious 60/60H/LJ triple in addition to a possible leg on the 4×4. Coach H was not overly concerned about relying on sprinter/hurdler/jumper H. “If Grant’s not in shape to run a couple of 60’s and take 4–6 long jumps, then I haven’t done my job,” he said.

As it turned out, the potential Gator/Red Raider nailbiter fell apart on the first day, when Tech’s Andrew Hudson—who was tabbed for 11 points based on the seed lists, failed to qualify for the final of either the 60 or the 200. “That did not help us,” said Kittley.

The Red Raiders’ other sprint star, Divine Oduduru, did win the 200 final on Saturday, but finished only 7th in the 60, and the sprint shortfalls doomed not only their challenge for the title but also a place on the team podium.

Meanwhile, Florida was doing well. Not only did Grant Holloway pick up 26 points, but other Gators also met or exceeded expectation. Most notable among them was soph Hakim Sani Brown, who equaled the Japanese 60 record of 6.54 in his heat and then ran 6.55 in the final to take 2nd behind Holloway’s list-leading 6.50. In addition, the Gators scored in three field events in which they had not been among the top 8 seeds.

Unheralded Tyrell Richard moved to No. 5 on the all-time world 400 list with his 44.82. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

The result of all of these solid performances was that after 12 events (of 17), Florida had already clinched a successful defense. It was Coach Holloway’s fifth NCAA Indoor title, matching the number posted by UTEP’s Ted Banks. Only Arkansas legend John McDonnell, with an amazing 19, ever won more. The Gator head was pleased, not only by the fact that his team won, but also by how they won it: “I took a little offense about people saying that we were a one-man band. We’re not. I’m proud and happy for the rest of the guys who showed up and helped us win this title.”

Behind Florida’s 55 points, Houston (44) ended up clinching 2nd with a victory in the final event of the program, the 4×4, while 3rd-place LSU (31) had a botched baton pass and didn’t finish. The Cougars, which had been only 6th in the USTFCCCA ratings, had no individual victories but got runner-up finishes from Kahmari Montgomery (400) and Trumaine Jefferson (LJ).

In addition to Holloway, there were two other successful doublers. North Dakota State senior Payton Otterdahl won the shot with a first-round toss of 71-2¾ (21.71), 4 inches short of his recent Collegiate Record but still the No. 4 collegiate performance ever. He then upped his PR in the weight to 79-1¼ (24.11), improving his claim to the No. 4 spot on the all-time collegiate list in that event.

The distance races were swept by Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald, a fifth-year senior from Australia. McDonald, who won the NCAA XC in November, outkicked Colorado’s Joe Klecker to win the 5000 in 13:41.76 on Friday night, immediately following the women’s 5000, also won by a Badger, making Wisconsin the first school ever to win both 5000s at the meet.

McDonald then came back to take the 3000 on Saturday in 7:52.85, holding off Stanford’s Grant Fisher, the NCAA outdoor 5000 champion who had beaten him in the Millrose 3000 a month ago. Klecker finished 3rd. With this race, McDonald became the fifth man in the past six years with NCAA indoor 3000/5000 double victories. “I did have in my head the fact that at Millrose Grant got ahead of me and was hard to go around on the last lap” said McDonald, explaining why he took the lead here with three laps to go. He then saved enough to hold off Fisher’s finishing kick, running his last lap in 26.32, even faster than the 26.47 he had closed with in the 5000.

For Fisher, the 3000 completed a double disappointment. On Friday, he had been outkicked on the anchor leg of the distance medley relay by Notre Dame’s Yared Nuguse for the second straight year. Fisher’s split was 3:54.23, and he ran a good race, taking the lead at the start of the penultimate homestretch and looking strong for most of the last lap. But Nuguse (3:56.02) overtook him and passed him 10y from the finish. “When I’m doing it for my team out there,” said Nuguse, “I give it all that I have, and it paid off tonight.” Notre Dame’s winning time was 9:31.55.

Geordie Beamish had the best kick in winning a “tactical” 4:07 mile. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

One of the most anticipated individual events of the meet was the pole vault. Mondo Duplantis was the overwhelming favorite, after having set a CR of 19-5 (5.92) at the SEC 2 weeks earlier, but behind him was the deepest field in the history of the event. Every one of the 16 qualifiers for the meet had vaulted 18-½ (5.50) or better and 9 of those had season’s bests of at least 18-5½ (5.63). Vault aficionados were salivating over the quality of the field and the prospective quality of the competition.

It did turn out to be a spectacular event, in more ways than one. Never before had more than two men cleared more than 18-4½ (5.60) in the meet, but in Birmingham 7 cleared 18-5½ (5.63) and another 2 passed that height. The bar was then raised to 18-7½ (5.68). A half-dozen attempted that height and 3 passed. Only 1 cleared the bar—Jacob Wooten of Texas A&M. Or so it appeared at the time. But when it came time to raise the bar again, the officials realized that nobody had attempted 18-7½ at all. In fact, the bar had erroneously been set at 5.73 (18-9½). After a long discussion among the officials, athletes and others, it was decided that the bar should be reset to 5.68 and all of those who had failed at what they thought was 18-7½ (but wasn’t) should be given three more attempts. Wooten was given credit for his 18-9½, which was a PR and made him the No. 10 American collegian ever.

Only one vaulter, Matt Ludwig of Akron, took advantage of the additional attempts and cleared 18-7½. The bar was then properly raised to 18-9½. Ludwig joined those who had passed 18-7½ in attempting 18-9½. Duplantis and South Dakota’s Chris Nilsen cleared it and Duplantis went on to clear 18-11½ (5.78) and 19-1½ (5.83) before making three unsuccessful tries at 19-5¾, which would have been a world leader/Collegiate Record. So the CR and meet record remained intact, but the marks of placers 3–15 were the best ever for those places at the championships.

Needless to say, the long delay in sorting out consequences of the erroneous bar placement confused the spectators and surely took its toll on the athletes remaining in the competition when that happened. Duplantis said, “It was a little crazy, hectic, kind of like a circus—not exactly what I expected—but I got the win and that’s all that matters.”

Although Duplantis didn’t get his world-leading mark, two other men did—Holloway and South Carolina State senior Tyrell Richard, who won the 400 in 44.82. That made him the No. 5 performer in world history and No. 4 among Americans and collegians.

For more details on individual-event results, check out our Friday and Saturday recaps.


NCAA INDOOR MEN’S RESULTS

Birmingham, Alabama March 08–09 (200 banked)

TEAM SCORES

1. Florida 55; 2. Houston 44; 3. LSU 31; 4. tie, Stanford & Wisconsin 30; 6. tie, Florida State & Texas Tech 24; 8. Alabama 23; 9. tie, Georgia & North Dakota State 20; 11. Texas A&M 19; 12. Kansas 17; 13. tie, Arkansas, BYU & Texas 16; 16. Colorado 14; 17. USC 12; 18. tie, Indiana & Oregon 11; 20. tie, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, South Carolina, South Carolina State & Virginia 10; 25. tie, Arizona, Georgetown, Iowa & TCU 9;

29. tie, Baylor, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Princeton, South Dakota & Villanova 8; 35. tie, Akron, Nebraska, Southern Mississippi & Tennessee 7; 39. tie, Michigan State & Wake Forest 6; 41. tie, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State & Penn State 5; 45. tie, Arizona State & Iowa State 4; 47. tie, Cal, Campbell, Liberty, Memphis, Michigan, Middle Tennessee & Mississippi 3; 54. tie, Sam Houston State & UCLA 2; 56. tie, Air Force, Kansas State & Missouri 1.

60 METERS (March 09)

1. *Grant Holloway (Fl) 6.50 PR (AL, CL) (=8, =10 C; =7, =8 AmC);

2. Mario Burke’ (Hous) 6.55 PR;

3. **Hakim Sani Brown’ (Fl-Jpn) 6.55;

4. Cravon Gillespie (Or) 6.57 PR;

5. ***Bryand Rincher (FlSt) 6.60;

6. Ryan Clark (Fl) 6.61 =PR;

7. *Divine Oduduru’ (TxT) 6.62;

8. *Kasaun James (FlSt) 6.67.

Heats (March 08):

I–1. Burke’ 6.57; 2. Oduduru’ 6.60; 3. Gillespie 6.61 =PR; 4. *Cravont Charleston (NCSt) 6.64; 5. Andrew Hudson (TxT) 6.66; 6. Davon DeMoss (Mem) 6.66; 7. ***Brendon Stewart (USC) 6.67; 8. Mustaqeem Williams (Tn) 6.82.

II–1. Holloway 6.53; 2. Brown’ 6.54 NR; 3. James 6.55 PR; 4. Rincher 6.60; 5. Clark 6.61 PR; 6. Nick Gray (OhSt) 6.64; 7. McKinely West (SnMs) 6.65; 8. *Emmanuel Wells (WaSt) 6.67.

200 METERS (March 09; 2-section time final)

1. *Divine Oduduru’ (TxT) 20.49;

2. *Kasaun James (FlSt) 20.56;

3. Keitavious Walter (Al) 20.76;

4. Nick Gray (OhSt) 20.76;

5. Jaron Flournoy (LSU) 20.82;

6. *Karayme Bartley’ (Ia) 20.97;

7. McKinely West (SnMs) 21.12;

8. Obi Igbokwe (Hous) 21.23.

Sections: I–1. Walter; 2. Gray; 3. Bartley; 4. Igbokwe. II–1. Oduduru; 2. James; 3. Flournoy; 4. West.

Heats (March 08)

I–1. Oduduru’ 20.34; 2. James 20.49 =PR; 3. Bartley’ 20.75; 4. Rodney Rowe (NCAT) 21.03. II–1. Walter 20.61 PR; 2. Andrew Hudson (TxT) 20.77; 3. Devin Quinn (Il) 21.28; 4. Mustaqeem Williams (Tn) 21.64. III–1. Igbokwe 20.62 PR; 2. Gray 20.69; 3. Ryan Clark (Fl) 20.84; 4. Chris Jefferson (SHous) 21.27. IV–1. Flournoy 20.66; 2. West 20.75; 3. *Akeem Sirleaf’ (NCAT) 20.95; 4. *Dylan Peebles (LSU) 21.27.

400 METERS (March 09; 2-section time final)

1. Tyrell Richard (SCSt) 44.82 PR (WL, AL, CL) (5, 6 W; 4, 5 A; 4, 4 C; 3, 3 AmC) (21.06/23.76);

2. Kahmari Montgomery (Hous) 45.03 PR (=11, x W; =8, =12 A; =8, =11 C; =6, =8 AmC) (21.18/23.85);

3. Wil London (Bay) 45.16 PR (=11, x A, C; =8, x AmC) (21.35/23.81);

4. *Quincy Hall (SC) 45.25 PR (21.72/23.53);

5. Obi Igbokwe (Hous) 46.04 (21.44/24.60);

6. Alejandro Zapata’ (Lib-Col) 46.07 NR (21.66/24.41);

7. **Benjamin Lobo Vedel’ (Fl-Den) 46.07 NR (21.52/24.55);

8. *Derrick Mokaleng’ (TCU) 46.22 (22.06/24.16).

Sections: I–1. Igbokwe; 2. Zapata; 3. Lobo Vedel; 4. Mokaleng’. II–1. Richard; 2. Montgomery; 3. London; 4. Hall.

Heats (March 08):

I–1. Montgomery 45.32; 2. ***Jonathan Jones’ (Tx) 47.46; 3. ***Wayne Lawrence (Ia) 47.73;… dnf—*Bryce Deadmon (TxAM). II–1. Hall 46.67; 2. Zapata’ 46.76; 3. London 46.87; 4. Mar’yea Harris (Ia) 46.96. III–1. Igbokwe 46.91; 2. Arinze Chance’ (SC) 47.54; 3. ***Ashton Hicks (OkSt) 48.58;… dnf—***Jacory Patterson (VaT). IV–1. Richard 45.65; 2. Lobo Vedel’ 46.39; 3. Mokaleng’ 46.52; 4. **Trequan Barnes (Norf) 47.11.

A 26.56 last lap gave Bryce Hoppel the 800 win in a PR 1:46.46. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

800 METERS (March 09)

1. *Bryce Hoppel (Ks) 1:46.46 PR (10, x AmC)

(24.63, 27.04 [51.67], 28.23 [1:19.90], 26.56) (51.67/54.79);

2. **Marco Arop’ (MsSt) 1:47.00 (24.52, 26.92 [51.44], 27.99 [1:19.43], 27.57) (51.44/55.56);

3. Robert Heppenstall’ (WF) 1:47.45 (25.63, 26.72 [52.35], 27.59 [1:19.94], 27.51) (52.35/55.10);

4. *Devin Dixon (TxAM) 1:47.54(24.35, 26.85 [51.20], 28.58 [1:19.78], 27.76) (51.20/56.34);

5. **Cooper Williams (In) 1:47.69 (24.89, 27.01 [51.90], 28.15 [1:20.05], 27.64) (51.90/55.79);

6. Joseph White (Gtn) 1:48.19 (25.20, 26.93 [52.13], 28.58 [1:20.71], 27.48) (52.13/56.06);

7. *Isaiah Jewett (USC) 1:48.47 (24.54, 27.03 [51.57], 29.35 [1:20.92], 27.55) (51.57/56.90);

8. *Michael Rhoads (AF) 1:48.49 (25.81, 26.37 [52.18], 28.17 [1:20.35], 28.14) (52.18/56.31);

9. *Domenic Perretta (PennSt) 1:48.81 (25.44, 26.59 [52.03], 28.59 [1:20.62], 28.19) (52.03/56.78).

Heats (March 08):

I–1. Hoppel 1:48.30; 2. Williams 1:48.42; 3. Heppenstall’ 1:48.44; 4. Rhoads 1:48.64; 5. Arop’ 1:48.66; 6. ***Bashir Mosavel-Lo (VaT) 1:48.70 PR; 7. *Carlton Orange (TxAM) 1:49.65; 8. *Frank Hayes (OhSt) 1:53.04.

II–1. Dixon 1:49.15; 2. White 1:49.23; 3. Jewett 1:49.24; 4. *Matt Wisner (Duke) 1:49.88; 5. Michael Wilson’ (NM) 1:49.97; 6. Jonah Koech’ (TxT) 1:51.31; 7. Vincent Crisp (TxT) 1:52.68; 8. Perretta 2:05.76.

MILE (March 09)

1. *Geordie Beamish’ (NnAz) 4:07.69 (30.80 [209m], 32.55 [63.35], 34.53 [1:37.88], 33.86 [2:11.74], 32.00 [2:43.74], 30.38 [3:14.12], 27.40 [3:41.52], 26.17) (26.17, 53.57, 83.95, 1:55.95);

2. *Casey Comber (Vill) 4:08.03 (26.30, 53.66, 84.10, 1:55.80);

3. *Oliver Hoare’ (Wi) 4:08.14 (26.58, 54.24, 84.75, 1:56.45);

4. *Carlos Villarreal’ (Az) 4:08.41 (26.26, 54.38, 84.83, 1:56.47);

5. William Paulson’ (AzSt) 4:08.45 (26.61, 54.51, 84.85, 1:56.65);

6. **Sam Worley (Tx) 4:09.20 (26.55, 55.43, 85.78, 1:57.27);

7. Derek Gutierrez (Ms) 4:09.28 (26.90, 55.05, 85.72, 1:57.74);

8. **Charlie Hunter’ (Or) 4:09.36 (26.42, 54.55, 85.25, 1:57.12);

9. **Waleed Suliman (Ms) 4:10.49 (26.89, 55.90, 86.63, 1:58.92);

10. *Kyle Mau (In) 4:10.72 (28.12, 56.54, 86.70, 1:58.77).

Heats (March 08):

I–1. Worley 4:09.20; 2. Comber 4:09.31; 3. Villarreal’ 4:09.37; 4. Suliman 4:09.68; 5. *Kasey Knevelbaard (SnUt) 4:09.85; 6. Blake Haney’ (Or) 4:09.93; 7. **Reed Brown (Or) 4:10.14; 8. *Paul Ryan (WaSt) 4:12.07. II–1. Paulson’ 4:06.57; 2. Hoare’ 4:06.76; 3. Beamish’ 4:06.94 PR; 4. Mau 4:07.15; 5. Hunter’ 4:07.54; 6. Gutierrez 4:07.69; 7. *Mick Stanovsek’ (Wa) 4:07.87; 8. Sam Ritz (Col) 4:11.45.

3000 METERS (March 09)

1. Morgan McDonald’ (Wi) 7:52.85 (30.81, 32.68 [63.49], 31.81 [1:35.30], 32.19 [2:07.49], 32.47 [2:39.96], 32.81 [3:12.77], 33.05 [3:45.82], 32.99 [4:18.81], 32.22 [4:51.03], 31.48 [5:22.51], 31.96 [5:54.47], 31.91 [6:26.38], 31.71 [6:58.09], 28.44 [7:26.53], 26.32) (26.32, 54.76, 1:58.38);

2. *Grant Fisher (Stan) 7:53.15 (26.45, 54.84, 1:58.59);

3. *Joe Klecker (Co) 7:54.34 (27.54, 56.11, 1:59.67);

4. **Cooper Teare (Or) 7:55.50 (27.76, 56.91, 2:00.58);

5. *Alex Ostberg (Stan) 7:55.62 (27.59, 56.79, 2:00.36);

6. Clayton Young (BYU) 7:55.86 (28.61, 57.72, 2:01.25);

7. **Conner Mantz (BYU) 7:56.72 (29.13, 58.27, 2:02.34);

8. *Robert Brandt (UCLA) 7:56.75 (28.61, 58.33, 2:02.58);

9. *Kyle Mau (In) 7:58.25 (29.33, 59.28, 91.01, 2:02.86);

10. Fred Huxham (Wa) 7:58.95 (30.51, 60.29, 92.08, 2:03.96);

11. Connor McMillan (BYU) 8:03.04;

12. *Andrew Jordan (IaSt) 8:05.05;

13. *Amon Kemboi’ (Campb) 8:15.25;

14. Alex Rogers (Tx) 8:15.93;

15. James West’ (Or) 8:18.00;

16. *Oliver Hoare’ (Wi) 8:21.63.

5000 METERS (3/08)

1. Morgan McDonald’ (Wi) 13:41.76 (30.83, 34.79 [65.62], 35.23 [1:40.85], 35.98 [2:16.83], 33.39 [2:50.22], 32.66 [3:22.88], 32.20 [3:55.08], 33.25 [4:28.33], 33.77 [5:02.10], 33.39 [5:35.49], 33.43 [6:08.92], 33.97 [6:42.89], 33.85 [7:16.74], 33.69 [7:50.43], 33.80 [8:24.23], 35.13 [8:59.36], 34.71 [9:34.07], 31.69 [10:05.76], 31.87 [10:37.63], 31.76 [11:09.39], 31.87 [11:41.26], 32.12 [12:13.38], 32.60 [12:45.98], 29.31 [13:15.29], 26.47) (26.47, 55.78, 2:00.50)

2. *Joe Klecker (Co) 13:42.79 (27.08, 56.70, 2:01.32);

3. Clayton Young (BYU) 13:45.35 (29.03, 59.13, 2:03.74);

4. Connor McMillan (BYU) 13:46.88 (28.68, 60.06, 2:04.64);

5. Vincent Kiprop’ (Al) 13:47.38 (28.36, 60.29, 2:04.91);

6. *Amon Kemboi (Campb) 13:47.44 (28.95, 61.56, 2:06.39);

7. **Ben Veatch (In) 13:49.50;

8. *Robert Brandt (UCLA) 13:50.74;

9. *Edwin Kurgat’ (IaSt) 13:51.06;

10. **Conner Mantz (BYU) 13:51.45;

11. *John Dressel (Co) 13:54.58;

12. Gilbert Kigen’ (Al) 13:55.10;

13. *Tyler Day (NnAz) 13:55.40;

14. ***Luis Grijalva’ (NnAz) 14:10.44 PR;

15. Obsa Ali (Mn) 14:18.36;

… dnf—***James Sugira (EnKy).

60 HURDLES (March 09)

1. *Grant Holloway (Fl) 7.35 AR, CR (old AR 7.36 Greg Foster [WC] ’87, Allen Johnson [Nik] ’04 & Terrence Trammell [unat] ’10; old CR 7.42 Holloway ’18) (WL) (3, 4 W);

2. *Daniel Roberts (Ky) 7.41 PR (=11, x A; 2, 2 C);

3. **Trey Cunningham (FlSt) 7.64;

4. Amere Lattin (Hous) 7.77;

5. *John Burt (Tx) 7.80;

6. Chris Douglas (Ia) 7.83;

7. *Caleb Parker (SnMs) 7.87;

8. Isaiah Moore (SC) 7.87.

Heats (March 08):

I–1. Holloway 7.44 (x, =3 C);

2. Parker 7.71 PR; 3. Douglas 7.79; 4. Moore 7.79; 5. Chad Zallow (Youngs) 7.79; 6. Michael Nicholls’ (Ga) 7.80; 7. **Cory Poole (Fl) 7.85; 8. Michael Dickson (NCAT) 12.86. II–1. Cunningham 7.55; 2. Roberts 7.65; 3. Lattin 7.74; 4. Burt 7.78; 5. **Damion Thomas’ (LSU) 7.80; 6. *Jaylan McConico (Ia) 7.82; 7. *Braxton Canady (Or) 7.90; 8. *Fabian McCall (SHous) 8.07.

4 x 400 (March 09; 3-section time final)

1. Houston 3:05.04 (Lattin 46.65, Igbokwe 46.75, Holt 46.22, Montgomery 45.42);

2. Texas A&M 3:05.15 (Izu 46.95, Johnson 46.13, Thomas 46.82, Dixon 45.25;

3. Florida 3:05.24 (Lobo Vedel’ 46.64, Holloway 45.99, Clark 46.78, Sawyers’ 45.83);

4. Arkansas 3:06.82 (Caldwell 47.64, Brown 46.16, Winn 46.91, Woodhall 46.11);

5. South Carolina 3:07.48 (Chance’ 47.92, Jones 47.66, Hall 45.27, Robbins 46.63);

6. Iowa 3:07.68 (Hofacker 47.77, Bartley’ 46.68, Lawrence 46.70, Harris 46.53);

7. TCU 3:08.61 (Flowers 47.81, Matiyenga’ 47.58, Ogwo’ 46.93, Mokaleng’ 46.29);

8. Baylor 3:08.63 (Moorer 47.08, Fields 46.03, Baldridge 48.12, Dickson 47.40);

9. USC 3:08.82 (Shinnick 47.47, Akkeb 48.99, Samuel 46.40, Jewett 45.96);

10. Western Kentucky 3:09.05 (Warren 47.44, Alexandre 47.42, Gates 46.71, Owusu-Antwi’ 47.48);

… dnf—LSU (Terry 46.25, Peebles 46.83, Mosby 48.14, Flournoy [drop]).

Sections: I–1. Arkansas; 2. South Carolina; 3. TCU; 4. USC. II–1. Iowa; 2. Baylor;… dnf—LSU. III–1. Houston; 2. Texas A&M; 3. Florida; 4. Western Kentucky.

DISTANCE MEDLEY (March 08)

1. Notre Dame 9:31.55 (AL) (Jacobs’ 2:57.48, Cheatham 48.16, Voelz 1:49.89, Nuguse 3:56.02);

2. Stanford 9:31.70 (Cortes 2:55.95, Body 48.93, Sathyamurthy 1:52.58, Fisher 3:54.23);

3. Georgetown 9:33.06 (White 2:56.69, Leake 47.91, Padhal’ 1:50.89, Wareham 3:57.57);

4. Indiana 9:33.11 (Michalski 2:57.20, Muncherji’ 49.19, Williams 1:48.60, Mau 3:58.12);

5. Iowa State 9:33.86 (Lagat’ 2:53.46, Fogltanz 46.91, Roomes 1:47.95, Curts 4:05.54);

6. Arkansas 9:33.97 (Moehn 2:58.04, Winn 46.59, Taylor 1:51.36, Griffith’ 3:57.98);

7. Wisconsin 9:34.74 (Hoare’ 2:55.59, Dundun 48.64, Brown 1:50.55, Hacker 3:59.96);

8. Mississippi 9:35.45 (Suliman 2:55.46, Burnett 48.29, Rivera’ 1:51.21, Gutierrez 4:00.49);

9. Oregon 9:41.27 (West’ 2:55.55, Miller 48.17, Brown 1:52.56, Teare 4:04.99);

10. Washington 9:44.89 (Morello 3:01.35, Elliott 46.99, Kirk 1:50.91, Stanovsek’ 4:05.64);

11. Texas 9:46.25 (Rogers 2:55.48, Brown 47.78, Prendeville 1:53.96, Worley 4:09.03);

12. Illinois 9:56.86 (Reiser 3:02.71, Haight 47.27, O’Callaghan 1:53.37, Davis 4:13.51).

HIGH JUMP (March 09)

1. *Shelby McEwen (Al) 7-6 (2.29)

(7-½, 7-2½, 7-3¾, 7-5, 7-6 [3], 7-7¼ [xxx]) (2.15, 2.20, 2.23, 2.26 [2], 2.29 [3], 2.32 [xxx]);

=2. **JuVaughn Harrison (LSU) 7-5 (2.26)

(6-10¾, 7-½, 7-2½, 7-3¾ [3], 7-5, 7-6 [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15, 2.20, 2.23 [3], 2.26, 2.29 [xxx]);

=2. *Darryl Sullivan (Tn) 7-5

(6-10¾, 7-½, 7-2½ [3], 7-3¾, 7-5, 7-6 [xxx]) (2.10, 2.15, 2.20 [3], 2.23, 2.26, 2.29 [xxx]);;

4. **Earnie Sears (USC) 7-3¾ (2.23);

5. Keenon Laine (Ga) 7-3¾;

6. *Jordan Wesner (Mem) 7-3¾;

7. ***Mayson Conner (Nb) 7-3¾;

8. Jhonny Victor (Fl) 7-2½ (2.20);

=9. *Eric Richards (SnMs) 7-2½ (2.20);

=9. **Tejaswin Shankar’ (KsSt) 7-2½;

11. *Brenton Foster’ (Va) 7-2½;

12. *Darius Carbin (Ga) 7-½ (2.15);

13. *Zack Anderson (SD) 7-½;

14. *Daniel Armstrong (Marq) 7-½;

15. ***Roberto Vilches’ (Mo) 6-10¾ (2.10).

POLE VAULT (March 08)

1. ***Mondo Duplantis’ (LSU) 19-1½ (5.83) (x, =8 C)

(18-1¾ [2], 18-5½ [2], 18-9½, 18-11½ [2], 19-1½ 19-5¾ CR [xxx]) (5.53 [2], 5.63 [2], 5.73, 5.78 [2], 5.83, 5.94 [xxx]);

2. *Chris Nilsen (SD) 18-9½ (5.73)

(17-5¾, 18-1¾ [2], 18-5½, 18-9½ [3], 18-11½ [xxp], 19-1½ [x]) (5.43 [2], 5.53 [2], 5.63, 5.73 [3], 5.78 [xxp], 5.83 [x]);

3. Jacob Wooten (TxAM) 18-9½ PR (10, x AmC)

(17-9¾ [2], 18-1¾ [2], 18-5½, 18-9½ [3], 18-11½ [xxx]) (5.33, 5.53 [2], 5.63, 5.73 [3], 5.78 [xxx]);

4. Matt Ludwig (Akr) 18-7½ (5.68);

5. ***Zach Bradford (Ks) 18-5½ (5.63) =PR;

6. Hussain Asim Al-Hizam’ (Ks) 18-5½;

7. **Clayton Fritsch (SamH) 18-5½ PR;

8. ***KC Lightfoot (Bay) 18-5½;

9. ***Branson Ellis (SFA) 18-3¾ (5.58) PR;

10. ***Sondre Guttormsen’ (UCLA) 18-3¾;

11. Devin King (SELa) 18-3¾;

12. Deakin Volz (VaT) 18-1¾ (5.53);

13. Drew McMichael (TxT) 17-9¾ (5.43);

14. *Adam Coulon (In) 17-5¾ (5.33);

15. Cole Gorski (OhSt) 17-5¾;

… nh—**Antonio Ruiz’ (SFA).

LONG JUMP (March 08)

1. *Rayvon Grey (LSU) 26-1¾ (7.97) (25-8, 25-7¼, f, 25-2¾, 26-1¾, f) (7.82, 7.80, f, 7.69, 7.97, f);

2. Trumaine Jefferson (Hous) 26-1½ (7.96) PR (25-10¾, 22-9, f, 25-6¼, 26-1½, 25-1¼) (7.89, 6.93, f, 7.78, 7.96, 7.65);

3. *Grant Holloway (Fl) 26-1 (7.95) (25-6¼, 25-10¼, 26-1, p, p, p) (7.78, 7.88, 7.95, p, p, p);

4. Jacob Fincham-Dukes’ (OkSt) 26-¾ (7.94) (f, 26-¾, 24-9¾, 25-6¾, 25-6¼, f) (f, 7.94, 7.56, 7.79, 7.78, f);

5. Charles Brown (TxT) 25-11½ (7.91) (25-6, 25-8¼, f, f, 24-5, 25-11½) (7.77, 7.83, f, f, 7.44, 7.91);

6. *Fabian Edoki’ (MTn) 25-9½ (7.86) (25-8, 25-9½, 25-7¼, 25-2½, 18-1½, f) (7.82, 7.86, 7.80, 7.68, 5.52, f);

7. Jordan Latimer (Akr) 25-8 (7.82);

8. **Ja’Mari Ward (Mo) 25-6¾ (7.79);

9. Odaine Lewis (TxT) 25-4¾ (7.74);

10. **JuVaughn Harrison (LSU) 25-2 (7.67);

11. Steffin McCarter (Tx) 24-7¾ (7.51);

12. Jamie Brown (AlSt) 24-7 (7.49);

13. *Tristan James (Or) 24-5¾ (7.46);

14. Kemonie Briggs (LBSt) 24-5½ (7.45);

15. Chris McBride (Clem) 22-10 (6.96);

… 3f—Yann Randrianasolo’ (SCar).

Harrison Williams 7-evented his way to 6042 heptathlon points, the highest by an American this year. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

TRIPLE JUMP (March 09)

1. *Jordan Scott’ (Va) 55-5 (16.89) (54-5¼, 55-¼, 55-5, 53-7, p, 54-10) (16.59, 16.77, 16.89, 16.33, p, 16.71);

2. Odaine Lewis’ (TxT) 54-7½ (16.65) (54-2, f, 53-3, f, 54-7½, 54-2¾) (16.51, f, 16.23, f, 16.65, 16.53);

3. **Chengetayi Mapaya’ (TCU) 54-6 (16.61) (f, 54-2, 54-6, f, 54-3¾, f) (f, 16.51, 16.61, f, 16.55, f);

4. Armani Wallace (FlSt) 54-2 (16.51) (50-9¼, 53-4¼, 54-2, 53-3½, f, f) (15.47, 16.26, 16.51, 16.24, f, f);

5. *Clayton Brown’ (Fl) 53-10¼ (16.41) (f, 52-4¾, 52-10¾, 53-10¼, f, p) (f, 15.97, 16.12, 16.41, f, p);

6. John Warren (SnMs) 53-8½ (16.37) (52-5¼, f, 53-3, 53-¾, 53-8½, 53-3½) (15.98, f, 16.23, 16.17, 16.37, 16.24);

7. *Tuomas Kaukolahti’ (Cal) 53-7¾ (16.35) PR;

8. *O’Brien Wasome’ (Tx) 52-11½ (16.14);

9. *Laquan Nairn’ (Ar) 51-10 (15.80);

10. **Jalen Tate (Tn) 51-8¼ (15.75);

11. Eric Bethea (In) 51-6½ (15.71);

12. ***Jamar Davis (NCSt) 50-10¼ (15.50);

13. Jaden Purnell (OR) 50-6¾ (15.41);

14. **Hesham Eldesouky’ (Akr) 49-3¾ (15.03).

SHOT (March 08)

1. Payton Otterdahl (NDSt) 71-2¾ (21.71) (x, 4 C) (71-2¾, f, 66-8, 66-3¾, f, 68-4½) (21.71, f, 20.32, 20.21, f, 20.84)

2. **Adrian Piperi (Tx) 68-10 (20.98) PR (67-11½, 68-10, 66-5¾, 66-8, f, f) (20.71, 20.98, 20.26, 20.32, f, f);

3. Denzel Comenentia’ (Ga) 67-6¼ (20.58) (63-3¼, 65-4, 67-6¼, 65-8¼, 67-2, 65-6¾) (19.28, 19.91, 20.58, 20.02, 20.47, 19.98);

4. **Daniel McArthur (UNC) 66-8½ (20.33) PR (66-3, 65-9, 66-8½, 64-6¾, 64-6½, f) (20.19, 20.04, 20.33, 19.68, 19.67, f);

5. **Jordan Geist (Az) 66-6½ (20.28) (64-6½, 66-6½, f, 65-3¼, f, f) (19.67, 20.28, f, 19.89, f, f);

6. Kord Ferguson (Al) 65-½ (19.82) (65-½, 63-4, 63-2¼, f, f, f) (19.82, 19.30, 19.26, f, f, f);

7. *Matt Katnik (USC) 64-7¼ (19.69);

8. **McKay Johnson (Cal) 64-6½ (19.67);

9. Noah Castle (Ky) 64-3¼ (19.59) PR;

10. Brett Neelly (KsSt) 63-8¼ (19.41);

11. Dotun Ogundeji (UCLA) 63-4¾ (19.32);

12. Corey Murphy (Monm) 63-2¾ (19.27);

13. *Andrew Liskowitz (Mi) 62-11¼ (19.18);

14. *Jonathan Tharaldsen (Mn) 61-2¾ (18.66);

15. *Zack Short’ (Id) 61-1½ (18.63);

16. **Jalil Brewer (Pur) 54-0 (16.46).

WEIGHT (March 09)

1. Payton Otterdahl (NDSt) 79-1¼ (24.11) PR (CL) (4, x C) (75-11½, 76-3, 76-7¾, 76-2¼, 77-6¾, 79-1¼) (23.15, 23.24, 23.36, 23.22, 23.64, 24.11);

2. Adam Kelly (Prin) 76-8½ (23.38) PR (70-5¼, 72-4½, 73-2¾, 74-¾, f, 76-8½) (21.47, 22.06, 22.32, 22.57, f, 23.38);

3. Denzel Comenentia’ (Ga) 76-6¼ (23.32) (76-6¼, f, f, f, f, f) (23.32, f, f, f, f, f);

4. AJ McFarland (Fl) 73-10¼ (22.51) (70-3¾, f, 73-4½, 71-2¾, 70-9¼, 73-10¼) (21.43, f, 22.36, 21.71, 21.57, 22.51);

5. Morgan Shigo (PennSt) 73-6 (22.40) (73-6, 71-0, f, 72-7¾, 72-1, 71-10¾) (22.40, 21.64, f, 22.14, 21.97, 21.91);

6. Joe Ellis (Mi) 73-5¼ (22.38) (71-2½, 71-5½, 73-5¼, 73-2½, 72-5, f) (21.70, 21.78, 22.38, 22.31, 22.07, f);

7. **Thomas Mardal’ (Fl) 71-11½ (21.93);

8. *David Lucas (PennSt) 71-4 (21.74);

9. Justin Stafford (UCLA) 70-10½ (21.60);

10. ***Bobby Colantonio (Al) 68-11¼ (21.01);

11. Owen Russell’ (Brown) 68-1¾ (20.77);

12. **Kieran McKeag (Mn) 68-¼ (20.73);

13. Vlad Pavlenko (IaSt) 67-8¼ (20.63);

14. Seth Whitener (Tn) 66-7¼ (20.30);

15. **Jake Norris’ (LSU) 65-11¾ (20.11);

… 3f—*Gleb Dudarev’ (Ks).

HEPTATHLON (March 08–09)

1. Harrison Williams (Stan) 6042 PR (AL, CL) (7.05, 24-1½/7.35, 44-7/13.59, 6-8/2.03 [3297–6], 8.13, 16-11/5.16, 2:43.38 [2745]);

2. Gabe Moore (Ar) 5975 PR (6.82, 23-8/7.21, 48-9/14.86, 6-8/2.03 [3423–1], 8.02, 14-11½/4.56, 2:47.06 [2552]);

3. *Nick Guerrant (MiSt) 5944 PR (7.00, 23-11¾/7.31, 45-8½/13.93, 6-9/2.06, 8.30, 15-11¼/4.86, 2:45.33;

4. Jared Seay (Nb) 5847 PR (7.03, 24-3¾/7.41, 44-9¾/13.66, 6-10¼/2.09], 8.29, 15-11¼/4.86, 2:57.51);

5. **Johannes Erm’ (Ga) 5817 (7.09, 24-5½/7.45, 47-1¾/14.37, 6-4¼/1.94, 8.11, 14-7½/4.46, 2:42.89);

6. ***Ayden Owens’ (USC) 5809 PR (6.75, 22-9¼/6.94, 45-3/13.79, 6-3¼/1.91, 7.84, 14-11½/4.56, 2:46.81);

7. Trent Nytes (Wi) 5746;

8. *Aaron Booth (KsSt) 5719;

9. Derek Jacobus (Ar) 5666 PR;

10. ***Gary Haasbroek’ (UTSA) 5601;

11. *Zachary Lorbeck (Wi) 5581;

12. Ben Johnson (Wich) 5545;

13. ***Kristo Simulask’ (Ok) 5509;

14. *Tyler Brendel (Cal) 5404;

15. ***Axel Hubert’ (TxT) 5395;

16. Nathan Hite (TxAM) 4658. □

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