2012 NCAA Championships - Day 3 Recap

2012 NCAA Championships - Day 3 Recap

Flotrack Coverage of 2012 NCAA Championships

Day 3 events were unbelievable as performances included final events that crowned some of the first 2012 NCAA Champions.  With only one more day to go in this championship meet, things are heating up at Drake Stadium. 

The men’s 400 meter hurdles is always a great race to watch as it has been said to be one of the toughest events in track and field.  The final on Day 3 of the NCAA Championships was no exception as Amaechi Morton from Stanford took home the victory in a 48.79 to barely beat Jamele Mason of Texas Tech who came in just behind the Stanford senior in a 48.89.  Morton’s performance was not only a personal best and the first time Stanford has won the event, but Morton’s time also puts him at the #10 fastest time in the world.

1

Amaechi Morton

SR

Stanford

48.79

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 2

Jamele Mason

SR

Texas Tech

48.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3

Reggie Wyatt

JR

USC

49.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4

Keyunta Hayes

SO

UTSA

49.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5

David Aristil

SR

South Florida

49.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6

Michael Stigler

FR

Kansas

50.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 7

Antonio Blanks

FR

Ohio State

50.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8

Chris Carter

SR

BYU

51.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The women’s 400 meter hurdles was also a race to watch as Cassandra Tate of LSU battled with Turquoise Thompson of UCLA to come through with the win in a 55.22 for the NCAA title. 

1

Cassandra Tate

SR

LSU

55.22

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 2

Turquoise Thompson

JR

UCLA

55.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3

Ellen Wortham

SR

Tennessee

55.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4

Thandi Stewart

SO

Miami

56.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5

Dalilah Muhammad

SR

USC

56.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6

Danielle Dowie

SO

Texas

56.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 7

Kianna Elahi

SR

Iowa State

56.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8

London Finley

SR

Georgetown

58.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most watched events of track and field, the men’s 100 meter dash was quite a show as the race played out to be a photo finish between Andrew Riley of Illinois, Harry Adams of Auburn, and Maurice Mitchell of Florida State.  The competitors battled the entire 100 meters into a head wind where Andrew Riley, the senior from Illinois barely edged his way past the favored Adams and Mitchell to claim his first NCAA title.

 1

Andrew Riley

SR

Illinois

10.28

 

 

10 

-2.3 

[10.272]

 

 

 2

Harry Adams

JR

Auburn

10.28

 

 

-2.3 

[10.274]

 

 

 3

Maurice Mitchell

SR

Florida State

10.28

 

 

-2.3 

[10.277]

 

 

 4

Darrell Wesh

SO

Virginia Tech

10.30

 

 

-2.3 

[10.291]

 

 

 5

Marcus Rowland

JR

Auburn

10.30

 

 

-2.3 

[10.298]

 

 

 6

Kemar Hyman

SR

Florida State

10.34

 

 

-2.3 

 

 

 

 7

Charles Silmon

JR

TCU

10.39

 

 

-2.3 

 

 

 

 8

Aaron Ernest

FR

LSU

10.45

 

 

-2.3 

 

 

 

 

For the women’s 100 meter final, English Gardner of the Oregon Ducks took home the win in a fairly strong headwind with a time of 11.10.  This was Gardner’s first Outdoor title and Oregon’s first title in the women’s 100 meters.  Gardner just edged out Kimberlyn Duncan, the junior from LSU who currently holds the fastest 200 time in the world.

1

English Gardner

SO

Oregon

11.10

 

 

10 

-1.7 

 

 

 

 2

Kimberlyn Duncan

JR

LSU

11.16

 

 

-1.7 

 

 

 

 3

Semoy Hackett

SR

LSU

11.33

 

 

-1.7 

 

 

 

 4

Kai Selvon

SO

Auburn

11.41

 

 

-1.7 

[11.403]

 

 

 5

Octavious Freeman

FR

UCF

11.41

 

 

-1.7 

[11.406]

 

 

 6

Alexis Love

JR

Murray State

11.53

 

 

-1.7 

 

 

 

 7

Chelsea Hayes

SR

Louisiana Tech

11.58

 

 

-1.7 

 

 

 

 8

Aurieyall Scott

SO

UCF

11.59

 

 

-1.7 

 

 

 

 

The men’s 800m final was one of the most inspiring performances of the day as Charles Jock of UC Irvine made a statement from the gun with a 50.6 first 400 to lead the pack of the men’s 800 finalists.  It was a fairly close pack behind Jock with Georgia’s Aaron Evans making a strong move at 150 meters to go, prompting Elijah Greer of Oregon and Erik Sowinski from Iowa to surge ahead.  Nobody could hold onto to Jock however, who ran away from the pack with a 1:45.49.  After barely finishing 2nd last year at the Outdoor NCAA Championships, Jock finally earned some redemption at Drake Stadium in this 800m final.

1

Charles Jock

SR

UC Irvine

1:45.59

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 2

Erik Sowinski

SR

Iowa

1:45.90