NCAA Weekend In Review: Josh Kerr Sets NCAA Record, TeeTee Terry Breaks Out

Josh Kerr of New Mexico rightfully claimed the throne as prince of the NCAA weekend after breaking one of the oldest records in Division I history: the 1500m. The three-time NCAA champion ran 3:35.01 at the Bryan Clay Invitational to narrowly beat out Sydney Maree's 3:35.3, which has stood as the DI standard since 1981.

A total of seven men broke 3:38 at Bryan Clay, including six collegiate runners. David Ribich of Western Oregon set a new NCAA DII record of 3:37.35, and NCAA cross country champion Justyn Knight showed off his impressive range by running 3:36.07.



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TeeTee Terry Is What's Next 

Your new favorite NCAA sprint star is the University of Southern California's true freshman Twanisha "TeeTee" Terry, who ran 10.99 (+1.7) this weekend to win the Mt. SAC Relays, just missing the American junior record and clocking a world and NCAA leader.



Candace Hill set the U.S. junior record at 10.98 in 2015. Terry's time ties the fourth-fastest mark in world junior history.

Michael Norman & Rai Benjamin Are In Shape

USC's quarter-mile duo of Michael Norman and Rai Benjamin—who will likely transition to 400m hurdles later this season—set outdoor PBs in the 400m with marks of 44.53 and 44.74 to go one-two at the Mt. SAC Relays. Norman's time is one one-hundredth of a second off his indoor world record of 44.52.



Lynna Irby Takes Down Kendall Ellis

Well, sort of.

Kendall Ellis, the reigning NCAA indoor 400m champion from USC, took on upstart freshman Lynna Irby of Georgia, who was third indoors, in the quarter mile at Mt. SAC. They were, unfortunately, seeded in separate sections, so while both women secured heat wins on the day, Irby ran significantly faster than her senior rival—50.95 compared to 51.43. 



This weekend marked the outdoor season 400m debut for both women. Don't forget that Irby also beat Ellis during the regular season indoors before the seasoned vet broke the American record at NCAAs.

The Dawgs' Tatiana Gusin Is Back, And Dangerous (And So Is Keturah Orji)

The University of Georgia woman had no problem securing the first NCAA title in program history this indoor season even without valuable points from high jumpers Tatiana Gusin and Mady Fagan, the former of whom did not compete at all indoors. 

Gusin, the two-time NCAA high jump runner-up (to Fagan, no less) took over the NCAA lead in the event with a big season's best effort of 1.88m/6-foot-2 to take third at Mt. SAC behind Vashti Cunningham and Elizabeth Patterson.

Speaking of Dawgs in field events, six-time NCAA triple jump champion Keturah Orji recorded an NCAA lead in that event with a 14.33m/47-0.25 mark. That leap is the second-best outdoor mark in collegiate history, behind only her own NCAA record of 14.53m/47-8.




Sabrina Southerland Keeps Improving As A Duck

Very few people, if anyone, picked fifth-year Sabrina Southerland—who transferred to Oregon this year after four years at Georgetown—to win the NCAA indoor 800m title. But win she did, improbably extending the Ducks' reign on the women's half-mile even with the early departure of now-Nike stud Raevyn Rogers from the NCAA system.

Southerland continued to prove her worth as her own runner this weekend by clocking a new outdoor PB of 2:01.44 to finish as the top collegiate at the Mt. SAC Relays and second overall behind adidas pro Kaela Edwards.



Southerland never broke 2:03 while at Georgetown and, even this winter, only ran faster than 2:03 once—when she won the national title in 2:01.55. Now she won't be underrated heading into the championship portion of the season. Southerland's mark ranks No. 2 in the NCAA behind only indoor collegiate record holder Jazmine Fray of Texas A&M, who has run 2:01.18.

Divine Oduduru, Ncincilili Titi Top Men's Short Sprints

Two new names top the NCAA DI men's short sprints leaderboard after this weekend's action: Divine Oduduru of Texas Tech in the 100m (10.10) and Ncincilili Titi of South Carolina in the 200m (20.00).

Despite what may have been a distracting fall from Baylor's Malik Wilson, Oduduru sailed to an easy victory at the Michael Johnson Invitational in a nation-leading time of 10.10 (+1.4). Oduduru's previous wind-legal best of 10.25 dated back to 2016, though he did run wind-aided marks of 10.09 and 10.10 last year.

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Titi's previous PB was 20.14 (+1.7); he now ranks No. 5 all-time in South African history. His best finish at the NCAA championships was fifth place in the indoor 200m this past March.


The Best Of AAU Track & Field To Watch During Quarantine

Stuck at home looking for sports to watch? FloTrack has you covered with thousands of videos from years of AAU Track & Field competition. Checkout the links below to rewatch AAU Junior Olympic Games replays as well as some of the exclusive video profiles on AAU athletes. Don't forget to download the FloSports apps to watch on the big screen!

Which Round-Number Barriers Will Fall Next?

Track and field, like all sports, is hibernating at the moment, giving plenty of room for idle thoughts. The present situation is dire, but I’ve tried to periodically distract myself with what the running world will look like when the racing resumes. One concept that’s always been interesting to me is round number records. The most famous of which, the four-minute mile, is run with such regularity now that its significance is lessened with each passing decade. Instead, I’m looking at that next set of barriers that help usher in a new digit to an event. 

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True Crime Doc On Nike Racing Shoes Coming To Netflix

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Fans of Netflix’s true crime hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness have been captivated by the colorful characters, shady dealings and blood-thirsty nature of the big cat industry. The story of eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic and his various animal associates has enthralled millions across the globe with its revelations of a murder-for-hire plot, copious polygamy, the rumor of a husband fed to a tiger and one dangling eyebrow piercing. 

A Possible Explanation For Britney Spears' "5.97 100m" Post

Last Thursday, Britney Spears of all people gave quarantined track fans some much needed entertainment: the 38-year-old Toxic singer (Toxic is the best Britney song, this isn’t up for debate) claimed, in a confusing and since-deleted Instagram post, that she ran 100 meters in 5.97 seconds.

IOC Sets New Dates For The 2021 Olympics

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New dates have officially been set for the postponed Olympics. The 2021 Games will be held July 23-August 8, 2021.

How To Watch Track & Field During Quarantine This Week (3/30-4/05)

If you're as bummed out by all the COVID-19 cancelations as we are, you're in luck, because FloTrack is going to do something about it! FloTrack, and the entire FloSports network, have a plan to continue bringing high-quality, relevant and timely content to subscribers and fans while showcasing our incredible archive of live sporting event broadcasts.

Three More Diamond League Meetings Postponed

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Watch Matthew Boling's 10.20 100m

Matthew Boling's magnificent showing at the 2019 Texas Relays was a highlight of his incredible senior year. Here's his wind-aided 10.20 100m victory. 

The Very Abbreviated 2020 Track And Field Awards

Even without the Olympics, track and field in some form may still happen in 2020. But given how difficult containing the coronavirus has proven to be, that is not a guarantee even with several months before certain Diamond League meets are set to be contested. And now that the biggest event on the calendar has been postponed, many athletes may choose to throw in the towel on 2020 in order to preserve themselves for next year. As such, it is entirely possible we’ve seen the last of track and field this season.

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