Kyra Jefferson Sets NCAA Record In Bizarre 200m

University of Florida senior Kyra Jefferson broke the 28-year-old NCAA record in the 200m in what was the most bizarre NCAA final of the weekend in Eugene, Oregon. She ran 22.02 (+1.1) to take down the record previously set at 22.04 by Dawn Sowell of LSU in 1989.

Jefferson had previously ranked No. 10 on the all-time list, thanks to her 2015 mark of 22.24. The Michigan native outran NCAA favorite Deajah Stevens of Oregon for the win. Stevens, a junior who represented the United States in the 200m at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, had run 22.09 at the Pac-12 Championships this season to rank No. 2 all-time. She got out with a vengeance, barely 45 minutes after placing runner-up in the 100m finals, gapping the field by a significant margin off the curve.

However, as Jefferson closed even on her, Stevens lost her balance and stumbled to the ground just meters from the finish line. The fall impeded Brittany Brown of Iowa, who ran into the adjacent lane, thus impeding USC's Deanna Hill. Stevens was disqualified and Jefferson earned her first NCAA title.


Stevens' fall had a huge impact on the team race, as Oregon needed all projected points to keep a lead on field-heavy Georgia. The Ducks ultimately won the team title with 64 points to Georgia's 62.2 points.

Stevens was similarly unlucky in the 200m finals at the NCAA Indoor Championships this March. She set an American record of 22.28 in the prelims, but was later disqualified for running outside of her lane.

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Michael Norman Debuts With 43.45 400m, #4 All-Time

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It’s only April 20, but already 21-year-old Michael Norman has put the 400m world record on notice:

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Bryan Clay Is The Place To Be For NCAA Champs This Weekend

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Good weather and deep fields will once again make the Bryan Clay Invitational fast. Here are four events to watch on Thursday and Friday at Azusa Pacific University.

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The last time that an American man not-named Galen Rupp broke 2:10 in the marathon before Monday, a 25-year-old Jared Ward owned a 2:16 PB and Scott Fauble was a junior in college.