NCAA track and field day 4 recap: 4 Pac-12ers win individual titles
Four Pac-12 athletes won individual titles in the last day of competition at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene: Arizona's Lawi Lalang and Brigetta Barrett in the men's 5,000m and women's high jump, Colorado's Emma Coburn in the 3,000m steeplechase and Oregon's Mac Fleet in the 1,500m. From a team perspective, Oregon was the highest Pac-12 finisher in both the men's and women's standings, with the women finishing third and the men fourth.
Brigetta Barrett wanted to join in on the first-place fun as well:
Barrett has been a busy woman this year, but that didn't stop the Pac-12 Woman of the Year from clearing 6-04.75ft./1.95m. Not a new collegiate record for her, but enough for another first-place finish. Her high jump title along with Julie Labonté's fifth-place showing in the shot put helped the Wildcat women wrap up the weekend in a tie for sixth for Stanford with 33 points, while Lalang's belt got the men a top-10 finish with 20.50 points (10th).
Congrats the Shelby Houlihan, becomes just the second All-American in ASU history at 1,500 meters! — SunDevilTFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) June 8, 2013
Anna Jelmini tried to pick up a second individual championship after winning the discus throw, but finished 11th in the shot put with a hurl of 53-07.50ft./16.34m. Thus, the Arizona State women completed the weekend with 28 points-- 10th-best at the meet.
That was the last big highlight of the day, however, as Jonathan Cabral finished fifth in the 110m hurdles (a very game effort from him just to get fifth, though), Sam Crouser finished third in the javelin throw and the men's 4x400m relay team also got third thanks to a very strong anchor leg from Mike Berry. When it was all said and done, the Oregon women finished with 43 points (third) and the Duck men compiled 44 (fourth).
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