2024 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Here's What Happened On Day 2 At NCAA Track And Field Championships 2024

Here's What Happened On Day 2 At NCAA Track And Field Championships 2024

The University of Oregon Track and Field and Hayward Field host the NCAA Track and Field Championships on June 5-8. Follow Day 2 live.

Jun 7, 2024 by Jennifer Zahn

The second day of the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships from Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. will showcase the top women's college stars in the sport on June 6. 

And that includes Parker Valby. 

The Florida runner and 2023 NCAA cross country champion will seek to cap her record-breaking season with a national championship in the 10,000m. Valby is the NCAA record holder in the 10K, which she accomplished two months ago at the Bryan Clay Invitational.

The 10K, the decathlon (the only men's event on Thursday), and five field events will have finals on Day 2. 

The field events with finals are: 

  • Women's Hammer 
  • Women's Pole Vault
  • Women's Javelin
  • Women's Long Jump 
  • Women's Shot Put

Follow the second day of the NCAA D1 Track and Field Championships by refreshing this page for the latest news, notes and winners at Hayward Field.

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Anchored by a blazing-fast 49.72 leg by JaMeesia Ford, Arkansas turned in a 3:25.51 to lead all finalists heading into Saturday's competition. 

  1. Arkansas - 3:25.51 (Q)
  2. South Carolina - 3:27.10 (Q)
  3. Houston - 3:27.55 (Q)
  4. Tennessee - 3:27.65 (Q)
  5. Texas - 3:27.79 (Q)
  6. LSU - 3:28.04 (Q)
  7. Georgia - 3:28.29 (q)
  8. Texas A&M - 3:28.73 (q)
  9. Oregon - 3:28.77 (q)

Leo Neugebauer Smashes Collegiate Decathlon Record, Repeats As NCAA Champion

The records continued to fall for University of Texas multi star Leo Neugebauer and on Thursday he won his second consecutive men’s decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, this time with a collegiate and German national record of 8,961 points. That performance was eighth-best in history.

The 23-year-old German used the momentum of a record opening day to cruise to victory at Hayward Field, finishing his day with a 4:44.61 in the 1,500m.

He finished 830 points ahead of Mississippi State sophomore Peyton Bair (8,131) - who reached 8,000 for the first time in his career - and was more than 900 points ahead of Miami (Florida) sophomore Edgar Campre (8,042).

Neugebauer’s score topped the 8,836 points he collected on the way to the national championship in 2023. 

Read More: Leo Neugebauer Wins 2024 NCAA Outdoor Decathlon With Collegiate Record

  1. Leo Neugebauer - Texas [SR] - 8961 points
  2. Peyton Bair - Miss State [SO] - 8131 points
  3. Edgar Campre - Miami (Fla.) [SO] - 8042 points
  4. Jack Turner - Arkansas [SR] - 7963 points
  5. Lucas Van Klaveren - UT-Arlington [SR] - 7927 points
  6. Rafael Raap - Oregon [SO] - 7842 points
  7. Lee Walburn - Washington St. [SR] - 7816 points
  8. Yariel Soto Torrado - Arkansas [SR] - 7804 points
  9. Ryan Talbot - Michigan State [SR] - 7759 points
  10. Jami Schlueter - Washington [SO] - 7739 points

Parker Valby Earns Her Fifth NCAA Title & Breaks Meet Record In The Women's 10,000m  

The 21-year-old Florida phenom who broke the collegiate 10,000m record in 30:50.43 at the Bryan Clay Invitational in April collected her fifth NCAA title tonight in the 10,000m and also broke the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships meet record. 

Valby, who also owns the indoor 5,000m collegiate record, blasted off in the final mile to stamp out runner-up Hilda Olemomoi, who also ran very well and delivered a 31:51.89 PR.

  1. Parker Valby - Florida [JR] - 31:46.09 MR
  2. Hilda Olemomoi - Alabama [JR] - 31:51.89 PB
  3. Taylor Roe - Oklahoma State [SR] - 32:17.45 PB
  4. Molly Born - Oklahoma State [JR] - 32:27.18 PB
  5. Chloe Scrimgeour - Georgetown [JR] - 32:29.44 PB
  6. Jenna Hutchins - BYU [SO] - 32:44.05 PB
  7. Sydney Thorvaldson - Arkansas [JR] - 32:50.47
  8. Grace Hartman - NC State [SO] - 32:54.98
  9. Paityn Noe - Arkansas [FR] - 32:57.29 PB
  10. Maggie Donahue - Georgetown [SR] - 33:13.13

Chloe Timburg Claims NCAA Outdoor Championships Title, Meet Record, Collegiate Lead In Pole Vault

Rutgers junior Chloe Timburg soared past Demi Payne's NCAA Outdoor Championships meet record by .01m to take the title in the women's pole vault, earn a new PR, and establish a new collegiate-leading mark of 4.71m. 

  1. Chloe Timberg - Rutgers [JR] - 4.71m
  2. Riley Felts - Charlotte [SR] - 4.55m
  3. Hana Moll - Washington [FR] - 4.50m
  4. Nastassja Campbell - Washington [SR] - 4.40m
  5. Molly Haywood - Baylor [FR] - 4.40m
  6. Amanda Moll - Washington [FR] - 4.40m
  7. Tori Thomas - Illinois [JR] - 4.40m
  8. Olivia Lueking - Oklahoma [JR] - 4.30m
  9. Payton Phillips - Kentucky [JR] - 4.30m
  10. Katie Urbine - Liberty [FR] - 4.30m

McKenzie Long Runs Third-Fastest 200m In NCAA History, Improves Her Own World Lead

McKenzie Long, who already finished first in the 4x100m relay semifinals with Ole Miss and first in the 100m semifinals, also finished first in the 200m semifinals with an eye-popping 21.95. 

That time is the third-fastest in NCAA history behind Abby Steiner (21.80; 2022) and Julien Alfred (21.91; 2023), and also improves her own world lead in the event by .08. 

  1. McKenzie LONG, Ole Miss [SR], 21.95 - Q
  2. JaMeesia FORD, South Carolina [FR], 22.14 - Q
  3. Jadyn MAYS, Oregon [SR], 22.27 - Q (PB)
  4. Jayla JAMISON, South Carolina [JR], 22.35 - Q (PB)
  5. Kaila JACKSON, Georgia [SO], 22.37 - q
  6. Dennisha PAGE, Tennessee [SR], 22.44 - Q
  7. Jassani CARTER, USC [SO], 22.46 - Q (PB)
  8. Tima GODBLESS, LSU [FR], 22.56 - q (PB)
  9. Dajaz DEFRAND, Florida State [SO], 22.71 - q

New Javelin Collegiate Record Set By Nebraska's Rhema Otabor

At the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships, Nebraska senior Rhema Otabor obliterated the collegiate javelin record of 62.19m set in 2016 by Maggie Malone by unfurling a 64.19m throw that allowed her to come from behind in the competition and claim the title in the event.

That mark is also a national record for the Bahamas and a school record for Nebraska.

Otabor, who led collegiate performers this year in the javelin, blew past her former PR of 59.49m on her way toward making history. 

  1. Rhema Otabor - Nebraska [SR] - 64.19m
  2. Lianna Davidson - Texas A&M [JR] - 60.70m
  3. McKyla Van Der Westhuizen - Rice [SO] - 57.51m
  4. Irene Jepkemboi - TCU [FR] - 56.51m
  5. Eniko Sara - Nebraska [JR] - 55.66m
  6. Skylar Ciccolini - Missouri [JR] - 55.06m
  7. Trinity Spooner - LSU [FR] - 54.81m
  8. Deisiane Teixeira - Miami (Fla.) [JR] - 54.54m
  9. Kayla Thorpe - Maryland [SR] - 53.44m
  10. Erin McMeniman - Georgia [SR] - 53.32m

Rachel Glenn Delivers New Collegiate Lead In Women's 400m Hurdles Semifinals

Arkansas junior Rachel Glenn threw down a big PR and new collegiate lead of 53.80 to lead all finalists—including last year's champion, Savannah Sutherland—in the women's 400m hurdles.

  1. Rachel GLENN, Arkansas [JR], 53.80 - Q (PB)
  2. Savannah SUTHERLAND, Michigan [JR], 54.04 - Q (PB)
  3. Jasmine JONES, USC [JR], 54.20 - Q
  4. Akala GARRETT, Texas [FR], 54.44 - Q (PB)
  5. Sydni TOWNSEND, Houston [SR], 55.52
  6. Shana GREBO, Oregon [JR], 55.94 - Q (PB)
  7. Abbey GLYNN, Colorado [SR], 56.07
  8. Gabrielle MATTHEWS, Ole Miss [SO], 56.19 - Q
  9. Shani'a BELLAMY, LSU [SR], 56.25 Q

Ackelia Smith Defends NCAA Outdoor Women's Long Jump Title 

Texas junior Ackelia Smith successfully defended her NCAA outdoor title in the women's long jump by launching 6.79m and narrowly beating the runner-up, Florida senior Claire Bryant, by .05m. 

Per John Bianco of the University of Texas Athletic Department, Smith is the first Longhorn woman in 18 years to win back-to-back titles in an NCAA outdoor field event since Destinee Hooker in the high jump (2006-07) and the first woman nationally to win consecutive NCAA outdoor long jump crowns since 2002-03 (Elva Goulbourne, Auburn).

  1. Ackelia Smith - Texas [JR] - 6.79m
  2. Claire Bryant - Florida [SR] - 6.74m SB
  3. Alyssa Jones - Stanford [SO] - 6.64m
  4. Anthaya Charlton - Florida [SO] - 6.59m
  5. Alexis Brown - Baylor [SR] - 6.51m
  6. Funminiyi Olajide - SMU [JR] - 6.48m
  7. Velecia Williams - Nebraska [JR] - 6.41m
  8. Ida Breigan - UTSA [FR] - 6.40m
  9. Robbie Grace - Wake Forest [SR] - 6.31m
  10. Emilia Sjostrand - San Jose St. [JR] - 6.29m

Michaela Rose Cruises Through 800m Semifinals With Another Sub-2:00

Defending NCAA Outdoor 800m champion Michaela Rose sailed on to the final with a commanding 1:59.90. Stanford advanced two in Juliette Whittaker and Roisin Willis. 

9 Advance: Top 2 Each Heat plus Next 3 Best Times

  1. Michaela ROSE, LSU [JR], 1:59.90 - Q
  2. Juliette WHITTAKER, Stanford [SO], 2:00.09 - Q
  3. Gabija GALVYDYTE, Oklahoma State [JR], 2:00.11 - Q
  4. Roisin WILLIS, Stanford [SO], 2:00.21 - q
  5. Sanu JALLOW, Arkansas [SO], 2:00.40 - Q
  6. Aniya MOSLEY, Ohio State [SO], 2:00.80 - q
  7. Sophia GORRIARAN, Harvard [FR], 2:00.87 - q
  8. Victoria BOSSONG, Harvard [JR], 2:01.20
  9. Kelly-Ann BECKFORD, Houston [SR], 2:01.36
  10. Hayley KITCHING, Penn State [SO], 2:01.47 - Q
  11. Josefine ERIKSEN, Utah [JR], 2:01.66
  12. Makayla CLARK, Iowa State [SO], 2:01.72
  13. Lauren TOLBERT, Duke [SO], 2:01.79 - Q

Jaida Ross Wins Oregon's First-Ever Women's NCAA Shot Put Title

It may be hard to believe, but Track Town USA's premiere collegiate program had yet to produce an NCAA title in the women's shot put—until today.

Jaida Ross, a junior, emphatically closed out her 2024 collegiate campaign with a 19.57m win that extended her undefeated streak this season. 

  1. Jaida Ross - Oregon [JR] - 19.14m
  2. Gabby Morris - Colorado St. [SR] - 18.66m PB
  3. Axelina Johansson - Nebraska [JR] - 18.24m
  4. Jayden Ulrich - Louisville [JR] - 17.89m
  5. Mya Lesnar - Colorado St. [JR] - 17.67m
  6. Alida Van Daalen - Florida [SO] - 17.52m
  7. Sarah Omoregie - Vanderbilt [SR] - 17.35m
  8. Nina Ndubuisi - Texas [FR] - 17.15m
  9. Marilyn Nwora - Texas [SR] - 17.12m
  10. Mensi Stiff - Ole Miss [FR] - 17.11m PB

Arkansas Sweeps Top Four Places In Women's 400m Semifinals

Kaylyn Brown, Nickisha Pryce, Rosey Effiong, and Amber Anning went 1-2-3-4 from heat 3, 2, 2, and 1, respectively, to make it a Razorback sweep for Arkansas. 

9 Advance: Top 2 Each Heat plus Next 3 Best Times

  1. Kaylyn BROWN (FR, Arkansas) - 49.82 Q  
  2. Nickisha PRYCE (SR, Arkansas) - 49.87 Q  
  3. Rosey EFFIONG (JR, Arkansas) - 50.42 Q  
  4. Amber ANNING (SR, Arkansas) - 50.67 Q 
  5. Ella ONOJUVWEVWO (SO, LSU) - 50.70 Q  
  6. Jan'Taijah JONES (SR, USC) - 50.88 q SB 
  7. Jessica MCDOWELL (JR, Illinois) - 50.98 q PB 
  8. Isabella WHITTAKER (SR, Penn) - 51.05 Q  
  9. Brianna WHITE (SR, Tennessee) - 51.40 q  

McKenzie Long Runs Sixth-Fastest 100m In The World This Year In Semifinals 

The Rebels are on a mission—not too long after Ole Miss reset their school record and the collegiate lead in the 4x100m relay semifinals, their very own McKenzie Long came back to dominate the open 100m in 10.91—that's the sixth-fastest 100m in the world this year and now her PR. 

9 Advance: Top 2 Each Heat plus Next 3 Best Times

  1. McKenzie LONG, Ole Miss [SR], 10.91s - Q
  2. Brianna LYSTON, LSU [SO], 10.99s - Q
  3. Jadyn MAYS, Oregon [SR], 11.04s - Q
  4. Kaila JACKSON, Georgia [SO], 11.04s - Q
  5. Tima GODBLESS, LSU [FR], 11.08s - Q
  6. Rosemary CHUKWUMA, Texas Tech [SR], 11.16s - q
  7. Leah BERTRAND, Ohio State [JR], 11.17s - Q
  8. Iyana GRAY, TCU [JR], 11.18s - q
  9. Thelma DAVIES, LSU [SR], 11.18s - q

Grace Stark (Florida) Runs Season's Best 12.52 In 100m Hurdles Semifinals

Reigning SEC champion Grace Stark of Florida turned in a 12.52 in the women's 100m hurdles semifinal to finish first heading into Saturday's final (6:12 p.m. ET).

But Maribel Caicedo of Washington State, the NCAA West Regional champion, wasn't far behind—she clocked 12.53 (+0.8) compared to Stark's 12.52 (+3.4).

  1. Grace STARK, Florida [SR], 12.52s - Q
  2. Maribel CAICEDO, Washington St. [SR], 12.53s - Q
  3. Jasmine JONES, USC [JR], 12.67s - Q
  4. Micaela DE MELLO, Washington St. [JR], 12.71s - Q
  5. Alexandra WEBSTER, Florida State [SR], 12.71s - q
  6. Destiny HUVEN, Arkansas [SR], 12.72s - q
  7. Jalaysiya SMITH, USC [JR], 12.77s - q
  8. Aasia LAURENCIN, Michigan [SR], 12.77s - Q
  9. Rayniah JONES, UCF [SR], 12.79s - Q

Alabama's Doris Lemngole Leads Women's 3000m Steeplechase Qualifiers; Notre Dame Duo Olivia Markezich, Sophie Novak Work Together To Advance

Doris Lemngole of Alabama cruised into the women's 3000m steeplechase final with a leading time of 9:38.69. Lemngole, a freshman, finished runner-up at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships and third at the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships in the open 3000m. She currently leads the NCAA this season with a time of 9:22.31.

In a terrific display of teamwork from heat two, 2023's women's 3000m steeplechase champion Olivia Markezich and her teammate, Sophie Novak, paced each other to qualifying for Saturday's final (5:54 p.m. ET). 

12 Advance: Top 5 Each Heat plus Next 2 Best Times

  1. Doris Lemngole, Alabama [FR], 9:38.69 Q
  2. Laura Taborda, Arkansas [SR], 9:48.48 Q
  3. Karrie Baloga, Northern Arizona [FR], 9:49.33Q
  4. Elise Thorner, Florida [SR], 9:49.40 Q
  5. Olivia Markezich, Notre Dame [SR], 9:50.08 Q
  6. Greta Karinauskaite, CBU [SR], 9:50.11 Q
  7. Sophie Novak, Notre Dame [JR], 9:50.18 Q
  8. Janette Schraft, Iowa State [SR], 9:51.70 Q
  9. Calli Doan, Liberty [SR], 9:53.59 Q
  10. Taylor Lovell, BYU [SO], 9:54.10 Q
  11. Emma Tavella, Boston College [SR], 9:54.31 Q
  12. Zoie Dundon, Minnesota [FR], 9:54.53 Q

Shannon Flockhart Almost Breaks NCAA Championships Meet Record In The Women's 1500m During Semifinals

Providence's Shannon Flockhart was just .01 seconds off of Sinclaire Johnson's meet record as she led all qualifiers to Saturday's final (5:41 p.m. ET) with the fifth-fastest 1500m time in collegiate history: 4:05.99.

Maia Ramsden of Harvard, last year's 1500m champion, was the second-fastest qualifier as she won heat two in 4:06.00—remarkably close to what Flockhart ran in heat one. 

Flockhart's teammate, Kimberley May, also advanced to the final in sixth overall with a 4:07.56.

In all, 12 women broke 4:10 during the semifinals, but only 11 of them made the final due to the advancement policy, which is top five from each heat, plus the next two best times.

Earlier today, it was announced that Flockhart and May both signed a NIL deal with New Balance.

  1. Shannon Flockhart, Providence [JR], 4:05.99 Q
  2. Maia Ramsden, Harvard [JR], 4:06.00 Q
  3. Flomena Asekol, Florida [SR], 4:06.85 Q
  4. Klaudia Kazimierska, Oregon [SO], 4:06.92 Q
  5. Samantha Bush, NC State [SR], 4:07.43 Q
  6. Kimberley May, Providence [JR], 4:07.56 Q
  7. Maggi Congdon, Northern Arizona [JR], 4:07.81 Q
  8. Sophie O'Sullivan, Washington [JR], 4:08.04 Q
  9. Melissa Riggins, Georgetown [JR], 4:08.13 Q
  10. Lindsey Butler, Virginia Tech [JR], 4:08.31 q
  11. Olivia Howell, Texas [SR], 4:09.91 q
  12. Juliet Cherubet, Texas Tech [FR], 4:09.98
  13. Riley Chamberlain, BYU [SO], 4:10.24
  14. Lorena Rangel Batres, LSU [SR], 4:10.31 
  15. Teagan Schein-Becker, Rider [SR], 4:10.34 Q

Ole Miss Resets School Record, Collegiate Lead In Women's 4x100m Semifinals

The Rebels clocked 42.22 in the semifinals of the women's 4x100m relay, recording a new school record for Ole Miss and a collegiate lead to top all teams heading to the finals on Saturday (5:32 p.m. ET). 

The top two teams from each heat, plus the next three best time, advanced:

  1. Ole Miss: 42.22 seconds Q
  2. Arkansas: 42.45 seconds Q
  3. LSU: 42.63 seconds Q
  4. South Carolina: 42.66 seconds Q
  5. Texas Tech: 42.95 seconds Q
  6. Texas: 42.97 seconds q
  7. Oregon: 43.02 seconds q
  8. Clemson: 43.26 seconds Q
  9. Baylor: 43.34 seconds Q

Elisabet Rut Runarsdottir Hits Lifetime Best To Win Women's Hammer Throw

With a 70.47m PR that was also good for a collegiate lead, Iceland national record-holder Elisabet Rut Runarsdottir topped the competition at Hayward Field to win the 2024 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field women's hammer throw title. Rut Runarsdottir's winning performance arrived on her third throw.

The Texas State sophomore has been on a tear all season, beating her 2023 best of 66.98m (which she recorded at last year's NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships for seventh place) twice and becoming the 2024 season's first woman in the NCAA to exceed 70m in March. 

Take a look at the top 10 finishers from Thursday in Eugene:

  1. Elisabet Rut Runarsdottir, Texas State [SO], 70.47m
  2. Tara Simpson-Sullivan, Rice [SR], 69.94m
  3. Jalani Davis, Ole Miss [SR], 69.86m
  4. Shelby Moran, Oregon [SR], 69.43m
  5. Gudrun Hallgrimsdottir, VCU [JR], 69.12m
  6. Mayyi Mahama, UCLA [SR], 68.69m
  7. Shelby Frank, Minnesota [JR], 68.40m
  8. Amber Simpson, Illinois [SR], 67.73m
  9. Kate Powers, Kentucky [FR], 65.72m
  10. Emily Fink, Army West Point [JR], 65.01m

NCAA Track And Field Championships 2024 Schedule Day 2

All Times Eastern.

NCAA Track And Field Championships Track Schedule

  • 8:32 PM ET - 4x100 Relay, Semifinal, Women 
  • 8:46 PM ET - 1500 Meters, Semifinal, Women 
  • 9:02 PM ET - 3000 Steeplechase, Semifinal, Women 
  • 9:32 PM ET - 100 Hurdles, Semifinal, Women 
  • 9:46 PM ET - 100 Meters, Semifinal, Women 
  • 10:00 PM ET - 400 Meters, Semifinal, Women 
  • 10:14 PM ET - 800 Meters, Semifinal, Women 
  • 10:30 PM ET - 400 Hurdles, Semifinal, Women 
  • 10:44 PM ET - 200 Meters, Semifinal, Women 
  • 10:56 PM ET - 1500 Meters, Decathlon, Men 
  • 11:08 PM ET - 10,000 Meters, Final, Women 
  • 11:48 PM ET - 4x400 Relay, Semifinal, Women

NCAA Track And Field Championships Field Schedule

  • 6:00 PM ET - *Hammer, Final, Women 
  • 9:00 PM ET - Pole Vault, Final, Women 
  • 9:45 PM ET - Javelin, Final, Women 
  • 10:00 PM ET - Long Jump, Final, Women 
  • 10:40 PM ET - Shot Put, Final, Women

NCAA Track And Field Championships Decathlon Schedule

  • 2:30 PM ET - 110 Hurdles, Decathlon, Men 
  • 3:20 PM ET - Discus, Decathlon, Men 
  • 4:30 PM ET - Pole Vault, Decathlon, Men 
  • 7:00 PM ET - Javelin, Decathlon, Men 
  • 10:56 PM ET - 1500 Meters, Decathlon, Men

How To Watch The NCAA Track And Field Championships 2024

The 2024 NCAA outdoor track and field championships will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN.

When Is The NCAA Track And Field Championships 2024?

The NCAA Track And Field Championships 2024 takes place June 5-8 in Eugene, Oregon. 

Here's the schedule:

All Times Eastern

Wednesday, June 5

  • Men's Day 1: 7:30 PM | ESNP2

Thursday, June 6

  • Women's Day 1: 8:30 PM | ESPN2

Friday, June 7

  • Men's Day 2: 9:00 PM | ESPN2

Saturday, June 8

  • Women's Day 2: 5:30 PM | ESPN

Where Is The NCAA Track And Field Championships? It's Going To Be At Hayward Field

Last year, the 2023 NCAA Track and Field Championships were held in Austin, Texas, but it won't be back there any time soon. 

For now, the home of the biggest outdoor college track and field meet in the sport lives in Eugene. Hayward Field will be hosting the meet every year until 2027.

This is the 15th time Eugene, or "Track Town, USA" as it's called, has hosted the meet. 

Here are the future dates: 

  • 2024: Eugene, Ore., Hayward Field, June 5-8    
  • 2025: Eugene, Ore., Hayward Field, June 11-14    
  • 2026: Eugene, Ore., Hayward Field, June 10-13    
  • 2027: Eugene, Ore., Hayward Field, June 9-12

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