An exciting men’s 10,000m saw 10 athletes finish inside the 42-year-old meeting record of 28:01.30, led by Tulsa’s Patrick Dever who kicked to victory in 27:41.87, as NCAA Championships action got under way in Eugene, Oregon, on Wednesday (9).
Edrick Floreal – long-time Canadian record-holder for long jump and triple jump, and horizontal jumps and high hurdles coach extraordinaire – took a little stutter on the approach to the suggested answer to the question.
Tara Davis was enjoying a day off from her track and field training duties at the Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. “No, it’s not named after the movie guy,” she chuckles, referring to the star of the Austin Powers films.
Tara Davis's leap broke the US collegiate record set by Jackie Joyner-Kersee 36 years ago.
Juvaughn Harrison produced the best single day high jump and long jump double ever to highlight the second day of the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Tara Davis blew a tight long jump competition wide open with a 6.41m leap in the final round to secure the first ever victory for the USA in this event at the IAAF World Youth Championships.