Retired nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis (55m, long jump) and reigning 100 world champion Justin Gatlin (60, 200) are among the track stars to win multiple NCAA indoor titles in the same event.
“He came to me and said, ‘Coach, I’m going to do better outdoor”.
Two disciplines will be heading to the Lone Star State representing the 12-ranked teams in the country, with the distance and pole vault groups.
Senior Jonielle Smith and redshirt freshman Natalliah Whyte advanced in the women’s 60m with strong performances of their own.
Elsewhere, the Longhorns managed a great showing in the long jump, with junior Steffin McCarter finishing fifth and sophomore O’Brien Wasome placing 10th.
“A lot has changed for me since NCAAs a year ago”.
“We are disappointed if we are not in the top 20 of the nation”, Dudley said. Hawkeyes on both teams would have liked to finish higher, but the women had their highest point total (74) at the meet since 2007. She improved her career best score and Trinidad and Tobago national record of 4,121 that she set at the SEC Championship.
Seniors Jordan Beutler and Brady Martin will join Maggard and Lambourne at the national championship meet. “All your friends and family, plus the crowd, is awesome”.
“We’ve worked on a lot of technique and really built off of a year ago”, Boss said. Destiny Akannam missed out on the finals of both the 200m and 400m. In the relay, Grant produced the fastest ever indoor split on the second leg with a 44.61.
“I’m walking into an atmosphere that I’m not going to stress”.
The meet is the last meet before the team transitions into the spring season. He is a gamer and a guy who can go on the big stage and show up.
“It’s the second-best competition I’ve had this year”, said Foster.
Dendinger entered the national championship with the second-best mark in NCAA Division II.
Named the Female Field Athlete of the Meet for the second time at the CCIW Indoor on February 24, Bennett placed 15th and fifth in her two previous appearances at the NCAA Indoor. “There’s a tapeworm in her belly that’s not satisfied”, said Althea Thomas, sprints coach at Georgia. If I don’t, then at least I made it this far. It’s good to have the fans back you up.
“I think it’s very exciting to have him in the program right now”, said Ryan. She is the current school record holder and coming off of an eighth-place finish at the SEC Championships.
Holloway's departure from the competition was just the spark that Williams needed to launch a huge PB of 8.19, which set a new facility record and Texas A&M school record. Later on, senior Alan Zapalac will compete in the weight throw, and Wasome will participate in the triple jump. I think it’s great to have two Aggies on the podium.
“Training for the pentathlon this past fall helped me since I not so focused on one event and anxious about that one event. Although I wasn’t surprised by that either because I felt there is a lot of potential there”.
The second-place finisher was Foster’s teammate Fredrik Lofgren.