Guerrant Finishes Heptathlon At NCAA Indoor Championships
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 11, 2018,
Mar 11, 2018, 18:49
Kentucky men's track and field senior Tim Duckworth won the heptathlon, while the United Kingdom women's team earned its first indoor podium finish - third place with 34 points - on Saturday at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships.
For Dejon Devore, a junior middle distance runner from Oak Harbor, Washington, this is an opportunity to showcase his abilities. "I think it's good for the sport of track and field and the Iowa track and field program". "I did that during the SEC meet, I went out hard and still finished really well". The Eagles finished with nine points while the University of Massachusetts-Boston won the national title with 46.
"Going into the day today in third, I was hoping for a solid hurdle race and I was able to achieve that", Adams said. Senior sprinter Ariana Washington, the reigning 200 champion, struggled this season and didn't qualify for the indoor meet.
Thomas, who has a top time of 7.75 seconds, was named Wednesday as the SEC men's freshman runner of the year by the league's coaches. "I feel like a lot of people look at me as an underdog and don't expect me to be that person in the top three or top four". Ran a time of 7.66 seconds in the prelims. "It's incredible", Arop said.
Senior Jess Woodard will be making her third straight appearance in the NCAA indoor shot put and will get things underway for OU at 5:15 p.m. CT on Friday. Kaputin won the long jump, while Affessi placed fourth in the event on Friday.
"This is who we are", Holloway said.
"They came in here, getting in the final four teams and competing in that first heat", Wilbourn said.
Competing individually, the women will see Rachel Pocratsky (800 meters), Rachel Baxter (pole vault) and Lisa Gunnarsson (pole vault) go at it, and on the men's side will be Neil Gourley (mile), Vincent Ciattei (mile), Patrick Joseph (mile), Torben Laidig (pole vault) and Deakin Volz (pole vault). "So I am just excited to be back in Texas A&M because I jump well there and it works well with me". "During the conference meet I got a little too hyped, and under-performed after clearing my opening height". He said the senior was hitting all of her marks. Then, the week of the ACC Championships, her grandfather passed away. "So that is exciting, she is going to do well".
"This is my last meet ever", she added.
Florida last won the indoor national title in 2012, when it completed a three-peat. "Even the years we were top 10, they didn't have us in the top 50". "He has gained valuable experience and will take this to build toward a great outdoor season". "The Olympics are outdoors, not indoors".