NCAA track and field day 3 recap: USC men tied for 1st, Oregon women 2nd
The USC men's team is tied for first with Texas thanks to Bryshon Nellum and Reggie Wyatt winning individual titles Friday at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene. The Pac-12 also comprises three of the top four on the women's leaderboard with Oregon in second, Arizona State third and Stanford fourth with one day to go at Historic Hayward Field.
(You're probably wondering about his last name-- you thought right. His father is Alex Van Halen and his uncle is Eddie Van Halen, aka very famous and successful rock stars). Mark Jones was also out there for the high jump and finished tied for 21st with a successful clearance of 6-08.75ft./2.05m. Tomorrow, Buff Nation will turn its attention to Emma Coburn in the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase.
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With that 10.96, Gardner also broke the Pac-12 record which had been held by Gail Devers since 1987 (10.97 was Devers' time for UCLA).
Kori Carter wins the NCAA 400m hurdles title in 53.21 for collegiate record and fastest time in the world this year — Alan George (@treeSIDjorge) June 7, 2013
Add ten points to the Cardinal effort. Make it nine more in the women's 800 meter, thanks to a third-place showing there by Justine Fedronic and sixth-place effort from Amy Weissenbach. Stanford now has 25 points on the women's side, just one off Arizona State for third.
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