2019 DI NCAA Outdoor Championships

Nilsen Downs Duplantis, Roberts Resets MR, BYU Own 10K | Day 1 Recap

Nilsen Downs Duplantis, Roberts Resets MR, BYU Own 10K | Day 1 Recap

The first day of the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships is finally upon us, and FloTrack is on site in Austin, Texas, to bring you all the latest news.

Jun 5, 2019 by Jennifer Zahn
The first day of the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships is finally upon us, and FloTrack is on site in Austin, Texas, to bring you all the latest news from Mike A. Myers Stadium. 

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The first day of the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships is finally upon us, and FloTrack is on site in Austin, Texas, to bring you all the latest news from Mike A. Myers Stadium. 

Refresh this page frequently for live updates beginning at 4:02 p.m. CT. All times below are listed in CT. 

You can also follow along with our live team score projections here and watch all of our post-race interviews here.

Men's 4x100m Relay Prelims | 4:02 p.m.

We figured Florida would end up bringing the heat here, and they didn't disappoint, edging LSU's squad, who raced in heat three, by two-hundredths of a second in heat one. Their top finishing time, 38.35, is the fastest in the country so far this year. Can't wait to see how the Gators and the Tigers stack up in the final, but Florida State and Texas Tech will probably be right there with them—the top four teams all ran season's bests. 

Heat (pl)
1FLORIDAFlorida38.35Q1 (1)SB
2LSULSU38.37Q3 (1)SB
3FLORIDA STATEFlorida State38.43Q2 (1)SB
4TEXAS TECHTexas Tech38.57Q1 (2)SB
5OREGONOregon38.81Q2 (2)
6ARKANSASArkansas38.9Q3 (2)SB
7PURDUEPurdue38.94q3 (3)
8N. CAROLINA A&TN. Carolina A&T39q1 (3)SB

Men's 1500m Prelims | 4:16 p.m.

It appears the oppressive heat here in Texas has already claimed a few victims. Arizona's Carlos Villareal and Ole Miss's Waleed Suliman failed to make the final amid temperatures in the high 80s (that feel like 107—and I can vouch for that) and 63% humidity. Wisconsin's Oliver Hoare, the reigning outdoor champion, will keep his hopes at repeating alive as he takes the top seed. Yared Nuguse, the back-to-back DMR hero, will advance to his first NCAA outdoor championship final after qualifying in the same event indoors. The Notre Dame sophomore looked smooth running next to Hoare, who mentioned him by name as someone to keep an eye on after the West Preliminary Round.

Heat (pl)
1Oliver HOAREJRWisconsin3:44.25Q2 (1)
2Yared NUGUSESONotre Dame3:44.33Q2 (2)
3Talem FRANCOJRBYU3:44.46Q2 (3)
4Mick STANOVSEKJRWashington3:44.50Q2 (4)
5Casey COMBERJRVillanova3:44.53Q2 (5)
6Cameron GRIFFITHSRArkansas3:44.62q2 (6)
7Eduardo HERRERASOColorado3:44.78q2 (7)
10William PAULSONSRArizona State3:45.82Q1 (1)
11Sam WORLEYSOTexas3:46.43Q1 (2)
12Kasey KNEVELBAARDJRSouthern Utah3:46.47Q1 (3)
13Justine KIPROTICHSRMichigan State3:46.59Q1 (4)
14Jack ANSTEYJRIllinois State3:46.73Q1 (5)

Men's 3000m Steeplechase Prelims | 4:32 p.m.

Stanford's Steven Fahy and Indiana's Daniel Michalski finished shoulder-to-shoulder in that order for the top spots in heat one, followed by Alex Rogers, who looked very comfortable racing on his home track. 

NCAA leader Ryan Smeeton of Oklahoma State, who posted remarkable progress this season by taking his PR from 8:41 to 8:27 over the course of four weeks, headlines heat two. In a very conservative effort capped with a surge to the finish line over the final 150 meters, he grabbed the top spot without much fanfare in 8:53.71. 

As they did in the 10K where they qualified six, BYU remarkably will send a quartet of Cougars to another NCAA distance final: Jacob Heslington, Matt Owens, Kenneth Rooks and Clayson Shumway.

Notably, No. 5-ranked Johannes Motschmann of Iona DNF'd. 

Heat (pl)
1Steven FAHYSRStanford8:41.60Q1 (1)
2Daniel MICHALSKISRIndiana8:41.62Q1 (2)
3Alex ROGERSSRTexas8:43.09Q1 (3)
4Kigen CHEMADIJRMid. Tenn. State8:44.79Q1 (4)
5Bailey ROTHSRArizona8:46.28Q1 (5)
6Nathan MYLENEKJRIowa8:48.19q1 (6)
7Ryan SMEETONSOOklahoma State8:53.71Q2 (1)
8Obsa ALISRMinnesota8:54.11Q2 (2)
9Jacob HESLINGTONJRBYU8:54.21 (8:54.208)q1 (7)
9Matt OWENSSOBYU8:54.21 (8:54.208)Q2 (3)
11Kenneth ROOKSFRBYU8:54.39Q2 (4)
12Clayson SHUMWAYJRBYU8:54.45Q2 (5)

Update... it's still hot out here:

Men's 110m Hurdles Prelims | 5:02 p.m.

WOW. Just like SEC Outdoors, despite Kentucky's Daniel Roberts and Florida's Grant Holloway being seeded in separate heats, it didn't deter them from throwing down scorching-hot times under the blazing Texas sun. Roberts got out hard in heat one and closed aggressively to record a wind-legal 13.06 PR, NCAA meet record, world lead and No. 2 all-time in collegiate history! In heat two, Holloway was a tenth slower in 13.16. This final is shaping up to be the best NCAA hurdles race of all time.


Heat (pl)
1Daniel ROBERTSJRKentucky13.06Q0.91 (1)PB   MR
2Grant HOLLOWAYJRFlorida13.16Q1.82 (1)
3Dashaun JACKSONSRSaint Francis13.37Q0.91 (2)
4Isaiah MOORESRSouth Carolina13.44 (13.432)Q23 (1)
5Amere LATTINSRHouston13.44 (13.436)Q23 (2)PB
6Eric EDWARDS JR.FROregon13.49q23 (3)PB
7Caleb PARKERJRSouthern Miss13.5Q1.82 (2)
8Michael DICKSONSRN. Carolina A&T13.54q0.91 (3)PB

Watch Roberts run 13.06 right here:

Men's 100m Prelims | 5:16 p.m.

Houston's Mario Burke got things cooking in heat two with the first sub-10 clocking of the day in a 9.98 PR, but Florida's Hakim Sani Brown and Texas Tech's Divine Oduduru got the last word in heat three by throwing down matching 9.96s. Oduduru is the top qualifer, and all the favorites will take the line during the final on Friday, including Oregon's Cravon Gillespie, who won heat one. Devin Quinn turned in a nice race as well, running a 10.01 in heat two for second.

Derek Kemp of South Carolina and Davon Demoss of Memphis suffered from the sub-10 times in heats two and three, finishing fourth with 10.03 and 10.05, respectively. They will not move onto the final, though Waseem Williams, who also will see action in the men's 4x100m relay final with Purdue, did make it in as he finished second in heat one with a time of 10.06.


Heat (pl)
1Divine ODUDURUJRTexas Tech9.96 (9.951)Q2.43 (1)
2Hakim SANI BROWNSOFlorida9.96 (9.955)Q2.43 (2)SB
3Mario BURKESRHouston9.98Q1.32 (1)PB
4Devin QUINNSRIllinois10.01 (10.001)Q1.32 (2)PB
5Cravon GILLESPIESROregon10.01 (10.005)Q2.61 (1)
6Joseph AMOAHJRCoppin State10.01 (10.008)q1.32 (3)PB
7Bryand RINCHERFRFlorida State10.02q2.43 (3)SB
8Demek KEMPSRSouth Carolina St.10.03
2.43 (4)PB
9Davon DEMOSSSRMemphis10.05
1.32 (4)PB
10Waseem WILLIAMSJRPurdue10.06 (10.051)Q2.61 (2)SB

Hear from Burke after his 9.98 PR:

Men's 400m Prelims | 5:30 p.m.

So far, so good for #HTownSpeedCity—they advanced both Kahmari Montgomery, who leads all qualifiers with a 44.80, and Obi Igbokwe—from the 400m prelims with smooth efforts. Montgomery and NCAA leader Trevor Stewart of North Carolina A&T didn't race in the same heat, but still almost produced matching times, setting up what should be a thrilling head-to-head on Friday. 

No. 5-ranked Mar'yea Harris of Iowa (45.58, 11th), No. 7-ranked Derrick Mokaleng of TCU (45.55, 9th), and No. 8-ranked Dwight St. Hillaire of Kentucky (45.56, 10th) were on the outside looking in from qualifying.

Freshman Jonathan Jones of Texas made his first NCAA final on his home track. 

Heat (pl)
1Kahmari MONTGOMERYSRHouston44.8Q2 (1)
2Trevor STEWARTJRN. Carolina A&T44.84Q3 (1)
3Alejandro ZAPATASRLiberty45.12Q1 (1)SB
4Wil LONDONSRBaylor45.32Q1 (2)
5Obi IGBOKWESRHouston45.35Q2 (2)PB
6Jonathan JONESFRTexas45.53 (45.521)Q3 (2)
7Bryce DEADMONJRTexas A&M45.53 (45.527)q2 (3)PB
8Chantz SAWYERSSOFlorida45.54q1 (3)SB

Watch Montgomery and Igbokwe go 1-2 in heat two:

Men's 800m Prelims | 5:44 p.m.

Not much drama to report here as the top dawgs all advanced, led by this year's reigning indoor and last year's outdoor champion, Bryce Hoppel of Kansas, who extended his win streak to an incredible 18 victories with a 1:45.26 PR. During the press conference yesterday, Hoppel said times don't matter to him—he just races to win—and now I'm fully confident that he's 1:44-capable. NCAA leader Devin Dixon of Texas A&M was right behind him in heat one, and he pulled his teammate Carlton Orange to a big 1:46.87 PR. Importantly for Texas Tech's team title ambitions, Vincent Crisp qualified next from heat one in fourth, running a 1:47.46 season's best, along with Jonah Koech.

Heat (pl)
1Bryce HOPPELJRKansas1:45.26Q1 (1)PB
2Devin DIXONJRTexas A&M1:45.67Q1 (2)
3Carlton ORANGEJRTexas A&M1:46.87q1 (3)PB
4Vincent CRISPSRTexas Tech1:47.46q1 (4)SB
5Festus LAGATJRIowa State1:47.54Q3 (1)
6Cooper WILLIAMSJRIndiana1:47.76Q3 (2)SB
7Isaiah JEWETTJRUSC1:47.80
3 (3)
8Jonah KOECHSRTexas Tech1:47.86Q2 (1)
9Michael RHOADSJRAir Force1:47.90Q2 (2)

Men's 400m Hurdles Prelims | 6:00 p.m.

Before I begin to recap the results from these rounds, I want to call out the long jumper who was leaning over the bench into lane nine near the fourth hurdle who impeded the progress of Michigan's Roland Amarteifio: 


As to how the official standing right next to him missed that is beyond me. 

Amarteifio went on to finish seventh in his heat. I'm not saying that's why he finished in 52.95 (a far cry from his 50.30 PR), but it definitely hampered his progress as he needed to slow down and wave him out of the way. Be aware out there, y'all.

Anyway, every time I see Quincy Hall race, I'm amazed he can turn in the times that he does, and I'm also floored as to why he hasn't cleaned up his steps yet—so much stuttering. He could be a LOT faster, and that's really saying something because he owns a 48.54 PR. 

Of course, just because of how flat-out fast he is (he has a 44.53 open 400m PR that ranks No. 2 in the NCAA) it didn't stop him from taking the prelims in 49.09. 

Houston's Amere Lattin got the big Q with a heat one win, keeping the Cougars' alive in the team title race, though Norman Grimes of Texas Tech (another team title contender) looked terrific running the third-fastest time of the day, which tied him with Robert Grant of Texas A&M.

Heat (pl)
1Quincy HALLJRSouth Carolina49.01Q3 (1)
2Taylor MCLAUGHLINSRMichigan49.28Q2 (1)SB
3Robert GRANTSRTexas A&M49.39 (49.390)Q2 (2)SB
3Norman GRIMESSOTexas Tech49.39 (49.390)Q3 (2)
5Cameron SAMUELSOUSC49.61q2 (3)
6James SMITHFRArizona49.67q3 (3)PB
7Travean CALDWELLJRArkansas49.75
3 (4)PB
8Amere LATTINSRHouston49.95Q1 (1)

I mean... just look at this form. It doesn't require being a former 400m hurdler to know he could benefit from some drilling.

Men's 200m Prelims | 6:14 p.m.

Mr. "Oh Yeah" has turned into Mr. "Oh No"—LSU's Jaron Flournoy, a pivotal piece to LSU's bid for the podium, scratched his 200m heat. 

Texas Tech's Divine Oduduru leads yet another group of qualifiers heading into a sprint final after turning in the only sub-20 performance of the day in 19.97, and the Red Raiders have another two men heading to a final as Andrew Hudson also qualified in fifth. Houston's Mario Burke continued to have himself a day by following up his 100m PR with one in the 200m, 20.08, which earned him second overall. Coppin State's Joseph Amoah also PR'ed with the same mark in third, and Illinois' Devin Quinn also got his second PR and qualification of the day with a 20.31.

Florida's Hakim Sani Brown finished 12th overall, but second in his heat to advance in 20.44. 


Heat (pl)
1Divine ODUDURUJRTexas Tech19.97Q21 (1)
2Mario BURKESRHouston20.08 (20.079)Q0.73 (1)PB
3Joseph AMOAHJRCoppin State20.08 (20.080)Q21 (2)PB
4Micaiah HARRISSOTexas20.09 (20.084)Q0.73 (2)PB
5Andrew HUDSONSRTexas Tech20.09 (20.089)q0.73 (3)
6Cravon GILLESPIESROregon20.19q21 (3)
7Devin QUINNSRIllinois20.31
21 (4)PB
8Oraine PALMERSROregon20.37
0.73 (4)
9Mustaqeem WILLIAMSSRTennessee20.38Q0.62 (1)
10Akanni HISLOPJRLSU20.42
0.73 (5)SB
11Andre EWERSSRFlorida State20.43
0.73 (6)
12Hakim SANI BROWNSOFlorida20.44Q0.62 (2)

Men's 4x400m Relay | 7:18

This largely went to form—no surprises heading into Friday's final. Florida and Houston cruised.

EDIT: Western Kentucky was later disqualified from the final because their lead-off leg ran over the inside of his lane with two consecutive steps in violation of NCAA rule 5.2b.

Heat (pl)
1Texas A&M3:01.26Q1 (1)SB
2Iowa3:01.99Q1 (2)SB
3Western Kentucky3:02.04Q2 (1)SB
4N. Carolina A&T3:02.45q1 (3)SB
5Baylor3:02.54Q2 (2)SB
6South Carolina3:02.68q2 (3)SB
7Houston3:03.78Q3 (1)
8Florida3:03.98Q3 (2)

Men's 10K Final | 9:08 p.m.

Because BYU decided to throw a party at the West Preliminary Round, they represent a quarter of the field with six solid opportunities to score in this event: returning 10k finalists Conner Mantz, Connor McMillian, Clayton Young, and Rory Linkletter, as well as two new additions in Dallin Farnsworth and Connor Weaver. BYU's four returners own the top four times in the NCAA this season, led by McMillan, and they should showcase some strong pack-running. 

They're not the only birds of a feather in this final—the Wildschutt brothers, Nadeel and Adriaan of Coastal Carolina, will also benefit from being able to key off of each other here. 

The heat, still hovering in the low 80s, will be a huge factor here tonight.

The Wildschutts, determined to not let BYU dictate the race despite Mantz's usual inclinations, took the field through the first mile in 4:39. Around 3200m, McMillan pushed to the front, but he would only enjoy about a lap of that lead because Liberty's Azaria Kirwa wanted it more. Around 5000m, the field began to string out a little more, led by the one of the Wildschutts, who was taking the field through yet another lap in the mid-71s. Two of BYU's first-time 10k qualifiers, Weaver and Farnsworth, were seemingly defeated by the heat, and fell far off pace, leaving only the championship-experienced Cougars in the mix. 

At 19 minutes, the lead group had nine laps to go, and Linkletter and Tyler Day of NAU made a bit of a move to the front. Shortly after, one of the Wildschutts experienced technical difficulties with his shoe and had to stop to adjust, eventually dropping out and leaving just one Wildschutt at the front to continue trading the lead with Oklahoma State's Hassan Abdi with 3200m remaining.

Although the race began to string out near the middle, the front pack folded in on itself at 6000m with Abdi, Kirwa, Ryan Forsyth of Colorado, Gilbert Kigen of Alabama forming the lead as they clicked off another 72-second lap.  

With four laps to go, McMillan commanded the lead, followed closely by 10 other runners as they finally ratcheted up the pace with a 69-second 400m. 23:46 at 8K—getting interesting.

TWO LAPS LEFT: Robert Brant from UCLA, Young, Kigen, McMillan, Abdi, Day!

With less than 400m left, Young made a gutsy move, but Kigen challenged him, going stride for stride around the backstretch AND through the turn! But down the homestretch, Young displayed unreal resilience and kept Kigen at bay on his outside, refusing to relinquish and closing in 55.88 to claim the men's 10k title in 29:16.60! McMillan and Mantz weren't far behind as they followed up for third and fourth place!

What a day for the Cougars! It's been a while since BYU has won an event title—according to USTFCCCA, 1985 was the last time.

1Clayton YOUNGSRBYU29:16.60
2Gilbert KIGENSRAlabama29:18.10
3Connor MCMILLANSRBYU29:19.85
4Conner MANTZSOBYU29:19.93
5Hassan ABDISROklahoma State29:20.73
6Tyler DAYJRNorthern Arizona29:25.35
7Robert BRANDTJRUCLA29:26.34
8Azaria KIRWASRLiberty29:30.88

Men's Hammer Throw Final

Kennesaw State senior Daniel Haugh won the NCAA title on his fifth throw, an impressive 74.63m/244'10" effort that eclipsed runner-up Gleb Dudarev's best effort by almost a full meter. Haugh entered the meet with the third-best mark of the season, 73.05m/246'2", behind Virginia's NCAA No. 2 Hilmar Orn Jonsson (75.26m/246' 11") and NCAA leader Daniel Comenentia of Georgia (76.80m/252'0"), who got into a ton of foul trouble and could only produce one legal mark, his fifth-placing 72.93m/239'3". 

AffiliationBest MarkFl (Pl)
1Daniel HAUGHSRKennesaw State74.63m (244-10 )2 (4)
2Gleb DUDAREVJRKansas73.88m (242-5 )2 (1)
3Hilmar ORN JONSSONSRVirginia73.31m (240-6 )2 (2)
4Thomas MARDALSOFlorida73.10m (239-10 )2 (5)PB
5Denzel COMENENTIASRGeorgia72.93m (239-3 )2 (3)
6AJ MCFARLANDSRFlorida71.68m (235-2 )2 (7)PB
7Morgan SHIGOSRPenn State70.75m (232-1 )2 (6)
8Joe ELLISSRMichigan69.26m (227-3 )1 (1)

Men's Pole Vault Final

Now this has turned into quite the battle! American and collegiate record holder Mondo Duplantis of LSU is of course the de facto favorite still, but there's a dogfight going on beneath him as five of the top nine have PR'd, including Texas Tech's two entrants, Brandon Bray and Drew McMichael.  

Like the long jump, the USTFCCCA is reporting that history is being made here as seven competitors have successfully vaulted 5.70m (18'8.25") or higher—the most at that height EVER at an NCAA Championships. Just to put that into perspective, the previous record was only THREE in 1991!

This is the best NCAA pole vault championship EVER.

At 5.80m, just Duplantis, reigning outdoor champion South Dakota's Chris Nilsen, and Sam Houston State's Clayton Frisch were remaining, but Frisch, a sophomore, couldn't make the height and took third. His PR entering the meet was 5.71m... wow. 

After that, Duplantis and Nilsen both passed to move onto 5.90m—a would-be lifetime best for Nilsen. Duplantis missed on his first attempt, and then it was up to Nilsen. Amazingly, although he made serious contact with the bar, Nilsen made the height—good for a PR and an improvement on his own NCAA championship meet record!

The pressure was all on Duplantis at that point—of course, nothing the European champion hadn't encountered before—and he did miss the attempt.

He passed on taking his next attempt and then Nilsen determined to put even more distance between himself and the world leader as he vaulted 5.95m—U.S. No. 9 all-time, and No. 3 collegiate all-time!

Duplantis, with one attempt remaining because of passing, couldn't match Nilsen, who then repeated as NCAA pole vault champion—a possibility that wasn't even really up for discussion for most fans heading into the competition given Duplantis's dominance on a global level, but here we are! 

Give it up for Chris Nilsen, your 2019 NCAA champion.

And, for posterity, he took a crack at burying Duplantis's collegiate record by attempting 6.01m (19'8.5"), but came up short. Based on today's showing, making that height a reality is probably closer than we all thought.

AffiliationBest JumpFl (Pl)
1Chris NILSENJRSouth Dakota5.95m (19-6¼ )1 (1)PB   MR
2Mondo DUPLANTISFRLSU5.80m (19-¼ )1 (2)
3Clayton FRITSCHSOSam Houston St.5.75m (18-10¼ )1 (3)PB
4KC LIGHTFOOTFRBaylor5.70m (18-8¼ )1 (4)
5Michael CARRSRArkansas State5.70m (18-8¼ )1 (5)PB
6Zach BRADFORDFRKansas5.70m (18-8¼ )1 (6)
7Brandon BRAYJRTexas Tech5.70m (18-8¼ )1 (7)PB
8Drew MCMICHAELSRTexas Tech5.60m (18-4½ )1 (8)PB

Men's Long Jump Final

In a massive blow to Florida in the team title race, the ascendant Grant Holloway did NOT qualify for the final, and it isn't tough to see why, as the competition has been stellar and historic. Through the first three rounds, five men jumped at least 8.00m (26'3") or further—the most over 8.00m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships since 1992, according to the USTFCCCA. 

Ultimately, despite huge PR marks across the board for five of the top eight, the NCAA leader came up with the win as JuVaughn Harrison took the competition on his second jump (PR 8.20m, 26'11"). He'll go on to compete in the high jump on Friday, where he sits at fourth in the FloTrack rankings—big points possibilities there again for LSU. Trumaine Jefferson, who also finished runner-up indoors, repeated his silver with a PR of 8.18m/26'10". Those are 10 big points for LSU, who needed a substantial boost after losing Jaron Flournoy in the 200m.

AffiliationBest Mark
Fl (Pl)
1JuVaughn HARRISONSOLSU8.20m (26-11 )0.72 (1)PB
2Trumaine JEFFERSONSRHouston8.18m (26-10 )1.62 (2)PB
3Yann RANDRIANASOLOSRSouth Carolina8.12m (26-7¾ )2.32 (3)SB
4Justin HALLJRTexas Tech8.05m (26-5 )0.72 (4)PB
5Jacob FINCHAM-DUKESSROklahoma State8.00m (26-3 )22 (5)PB
6Jamie BROWNSRAlabama State7.88m (25-10¼ )1.82 (6)PB
7Kemonie BRIGGSSRLong Beach St.7.87m (25-10 )2.11 (1)
8Jordan LATIMERSRAkron7.83m (25-8¼ )3.22 (7)

Men's Javelin Final

A Mississippi State party! The top three spots went to the Bulldogs, with NCAA leader Anderson Peters unsurprisingly leading the way for his teammates Curtis Thompson and Tyrig Horsford. Horsford, a freshman from Trinidad & Tobago, enjoyed a massive breakthrough at the East Preliminary Round, where he set his PR at 78.78m.

AffiliationBest MarkFl (Pl)
1Anderson PETERSSOMiss State86.62m (284-2 )2 (1)PB   MR
2Curtis THOMPSONSRMiss State78.43m (257-3 )2 (2)
3Tyriq HORSFORDFRMiss State75.59m (248-0 )2 (3)
4Sindri GUDMUNDSSONJRUtah State73.92m (242-6 )2 (4)SB
5Aaron TRUESRWichita State73.11m (239-10 )2 (5)
6Sam HARDINSRTexas A&M73.05m (239-8 )1 (1)
7Ethan DABBSFRVirginia72.23m (236-11 )2 (6)
8Denham PATRICELLISRWashington70.98m (232-10 )2 (7)

Men's Shot Put Final

Hook 'em! With a big ol' PR of 21.11m (69'3.25"), sophomore Adrian Piperi of Texas upset NCAA leader Jordan Geist, Georgia's multitalented senior thrower Denzel Comenentia, and indoor sensation Payton Otterdahl of North Dakota State. Piperi only had two legal throws, but boy, did the second one count. He was the only one to PR in the final, as Geist fell far from his NCAA-leading PR of 21.59m (70'10") as well as NCAA No. 2 Otterdahl, who has a 21.81m (71'6.75") to his name.

AffiliationBest MarkFl (Pl)
1Adrian PIPERISOTexas21.11m (69-3¼ )2 (1)PB
2Denzel COMENENTIASRGeorgia20.77m (68-1¾ )2 (2)
3Jordan GEISTSOArizona20.31m (66-7¾ )2 (3)
4Payton OTTERDAHLSRNorth Dakota State19.89m (65-3¼ )2 (4)
5Dotun OGUNDEJISRUCLA19.73m (64-8¾ )2 (5)
6Matthew KATNIKSRUSC19.65m (64-5¾ )1 (1)
7Nate ESPARZASOUCLA19.65m (64-5¾ )1 (2)
8Andrew LISKOWITZJRMichigan19.52m (64-½ )2 (6)