Carter sets NCAA record; Gardner and Goule crowned champions too

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) –Kori Carter opened the action on the track on Day three at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a collegiate-record to win the women’s 400m hurdles on Friday.

The Stanford junior who had posted 54.67 seconds to win her semi-finals on Wednesday, clocked 53.21 to shatter Sheena Johnson’s 2004 record of 53.54.

Senior Georganne Moline of Arizona ran an impressive 53.72 for second place, while UCLA’s Turquoise Thompson won the bronze with a time of 54.99.

The men’s race went to Reggie Wyatt of Southern California and he ran 48.58 to improve his personal beat and beat Kansas’ Michael Stigler (49.19) and Steven White of North Texas, (49.32).

Defending champion English Gardner sizzled to victory in the women’s 100m dash after clocking a fast 10.96 (+0.9 m/s) to beat UCF’s Octavious Freeman (11.00) and LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan (11.08).

Charles Silmon collected the 10points for TCU in the men’s race, winning in a wind-assisted 9.89 (+3.2 m/s) and defeated Dentarius Locke of Florida State (9.91) and Isiah Young of Mississippi (9.96).

Natoya Goule of LSU held off Oregon’s Laura Roesler to win the women’s 800m in a fast 2:00.06 to 2:00.98.

RESULTS

Women 100 M
Name Year School Finals Wind Points
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Finals
1 English Gardner JR Oregon 10.96 0.9 10
2 Octavious Freeman SO UCF 11.00 0.9 8
3 Kimberlyn Duncan SR LSU 11.08 0.9 6
4 Aurieyall Scott JR UCF 11.14 0.9 5
5 Jennifer Madu FR Texas A&M 11.31 0.9 4
6 Cierra White SO Texas Tech 11.32 0.9 3
7 Jenna Prandini FR Oregon 11.43 0.9 2
8 Morolake Akinosun FR Illinois 11.45 0.9 1

Men 100 M
Name Year School Finals Wind Points
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Finals
1 Charles Silmon SR TCU 9.89 3.2 10
2 Dentarius Locke JR Florida State 9.91 3.2 8
3 Isiah Young SR Mississippi 9.96 3.2 6
4 Diondre Batson JR Alabama 10.01 3.2 5 10.006
5 Aaron Brown JR USC 10.01 3.2 4 10.008
6 Ameer Webb SR Texas A&M 10.14 3.2 3
7 Aaron Ernest SO LSU 10.17 3.2 2
8 Reggie Lewis SO Clemson 10.24 3.2 1

Women 400 M Hurdles
Name Year School Finals Points
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Finals
1 Kori Carter JR Stanford 53.21M 10
2 Georganne Moline SR Arizona 53.72 8
3 Turquoise Thompson SR UCLA 54.99 6
4 Kendra Harrison SO Clemson 55.75 5
5 Ugonna Ndu SR Florida 56.13 4
6 Sparkle McKnight JR Arkansas 56.16 3
7 Nikita Tracey JR LSU 57.03 2
8 Danielle Dowie JR Texas 57.29 1

Men 400 M Hurdles
Name Year School Finals Points
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Finals
1 Reggie Wyatt SR USC 48.58 10
2 Michael Stigler SO Kansas 49.19 8
3 Steven White SR North Texas 49.32 6
4 Ali Arastu JR Michigan 49.37 5
5 Jeffery Gibson SR Oral Roberts 49.39 4
6 Miles Ukaoma JR Nebraska 49.57 3
7 Isaiah Gill SR Texas Tech 50.44 2
8 Caleb Cross SR Arkansas 51.54 1

Women 800 M
Name Year School Finals Points
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Finals
1 Natoya Goule JR LSU 2:00.06 10
2 Laura Roesler JR Oregon 2:00.98 8
3 Justine Fedronic SR Stanford 2:01.67 6
4 Charlene Lipsey SR LSU 2:01.70 5
5 Samantha Murphy JR Illinois 2:02.10 4
6 Amy Weissenbach FR Stanford 2:02.29 3
7 Cydney Ross SR Duke 2:02.48 2
8 Lauren Wallace SR UC Davis 2:02.91 1

Men 800 M
Name Year School Finals Points
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Finals
1 Elijah Greer SR Oregon 1:46.58 10
2 Casimir Loxsom SR Penn State 1:46.88 8
3 Brannon Kidder FR Penn State 1:47.51 6
4 Harun Abda SR Minnesota 1:47.60 5
5 Leoman Momoh SR Arkansas 1:47.86 4
6 Declan Murray SR Loyola (Ill.) 1:48.02 3
7 Eliud Rutto FR Mid. Tenn. State 1:48.07 2
8 Travis Burkstrand SR Minnesota 1:48.24 1

Reporting by Gary Smith, Lead Sports Writer

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