NCAA Indoor Championships All-Division News & Notes Entering Final Day

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 9, 2013   

USTFCCCA National Championship Central

 

NCAA Division I Indoor Championships
Fayetteville, Ark.

Day 1 Results

Flotrack Coverage | RunnerSpace Coverage
NCAA.com Coverage: MEN | WOMEN

LIVE Results/Race Splits/Timing Site

ESPN3.com Broadcast Archive (Day 1)

Team Scoring Summary/Scoring Chances Left
(after Day One, .pdf)
MEN | WOMEN

Updated Collegiate All-Time Top Ten

… looking ahead to the final day …

Final Day Start Lists: MEN | WOMEN

Broadcast Schedule

12:00 PM ET

WEB: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

LIVE

7:00 PM ET

WEB: ESPN3

 

Men’s team battle: Arkansas vs. Florida

Arkansas enters the final day with a meet-leading 30 points. Florida is fourth with 14.

Arkansas and Florida both have a meet-leading nine scoring chances on the final day and have separated themselves from the rest of the field. The next teams in that category are Oregon and Virginia Tech with five.

Men’s Team

Current
Score

Chances
Left

Arkansas

30

9

Florida

14

9

Oregon

0

5

Virginia Tech

2

5

Minnesota

6

4

Oklahoma State

9

4

Texas A&M

10

4

Wisconsin

15

4

 

Arkansas and Florida will go head-to-head with entries in the 400 meters, 800 meters, triple jump, and 4×400 relay on the final day.

Arkansas is seeking their first national indoor championship since 2006 and the first for head coach Chris Bucknam.

Florida, coached by Mike Holloway, is the three-time defending national team champions. A fourth-straight for the Gators would make them only the second team in DI history to accomplish the feat. Only Arkansas has had longer streaks – a 12-year streak from 1984 to 1995 and a four-year streak from 1997 to 2000.

Arkansas won the national title as hosts in 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2006.

Arkansas and Florida have finished as the top-two teams at the indoor championships four times, with Arkansas taking crowns in 1989, 1990, and 2005. Florida was the top team in 2012 with Arkansas holding as runner-up.

If either team scores more than 60 points, it will be the first time since 2002 when Tennessee won the national championship with 62½ to runner-up Alabama’s 47.

If an SEC team wins, it would mark the 26th national men’s team title in the last 30 years for the league. The only exceptions were in 1996 (George Mason), 2007 (Wisconsin), 2008 (Arizona State), and 2009 (Oregon).

Quick Event Notes

  • Texas A&M’s Deon Lendore is the No. 5 collegiate all-time performer in the 400 meters with a career best and current collegiate-leading time of 45.15, set in the preliminaries of the SEC Indoor Championships. The current world and collegiate record of 44.57 was set in the NCAA Championships in 2005 at the Tyson Track by Florida’s Kerron Clement.
  • Florida’s Eddie Lovett clocked a qualifying time of 7.53 in the 60 meter hurdles, tied for the sixth-best performance in collegiate history. The collegiate record of 7.47 was set in 1997 by Wisconsin’s Reggie Torian.
  • The last time a man swept the long jump and triple jump in the same championship was in 2005 (Indiana’s Aarik Wilson).

 

Women’s team battle: LSU-Kansas-Arkansas-Oregon-Texas

After day one, Kansas leads with 20 points. LSU is tied for fifth with 10, Oregon is 11th with nine, and Arkansas is 12th with 8½ points. Texas has two points.

Oregon (9) has the most day-two scoring chances remaining. Kansas and LSU have seven apiece while Arkansas and Texas have six.

Women’s Team

Current
Score

Chances
Left

Oregon

9

9

Kansas

20

7

LSU

10

7

Arkansas

8.5

6

Texas

3

6

Georgia

0

5

Illinois

0

5

Clemson

10

4

Iowa State

8

4

Oregon, coached by Robert Johnson is the three-time defending champions. A national title would be a first on the record for Johnson and would give the Ducks a fourth-straight. LSU won five-straight indoor crowns under current Texas A&M coach Pat Henry from 1993 to 1997.

LSU, coached by Dennis Shaver, is looking for its national crown since 2004. A national crown for the Lady Tigers, who have a division-leading 11 national titles, would be a first for Shaver indoors.

Arkansas, coached by Lance Harter, is seeking its first women’s indoor crown. Harter won five national outdoor titles in Division II with Cal Poly with a three-year streak from 1982 to 1984 and two more crowns in 1989 and 1990. No women’s team has won a national indoor crown as hosts.

Kansas, coached by Arkansas alum Stanley Redwine, is seeking their first national indoor women’s crown. The last Big 12 team to win a national indoor crown was Texas in 2006.

Texas, coached by interim head coach Rose Brimer, is seeking their seventh indoor national title and first since 2006.

Quick Event Notes

  • Clemson’s Brianna Rollins broke the NCAA meet record in the 60 meter hurdles in the preliminary round with a run of 7.82. The junior holds the collegiate record of 7.78 set in January. Rollins holds the No. 1-2-5-8 times in collegiate history. The American record is held by Lolo Jones, 7.72, 2010.
  • The last time a woman swept the 60 and 200 meters in the same championship was in 2007 (Auburn’s Kerron Stewart).
  • Georgia freshman Shaunae Miller’s preliminary time of 51.14 moved her to No. 8 on the all-time collegiate performers list in the event.
  • The last time a woman swept the 3000 and 5000 meters in the same championship was in 2007 (Texas Tech’s Sally Kipyego).
  • The last time a woman swept the long jump and triple jump in the same championship was in 2003 (Auburn’s Elva Goulbourne).

 

 

NCAA Division II Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.

 

LIVE Results/Timing Site

NCAA.com Video Recap:  Day 2

MEN: Ashland leads going into the final day with 22 points. Grand Valley State is second at 14½.

WOMEN: Grand Valley State leads with 31 points, followed by Ashland’s 24. Academy of Art’s Vashti Thomas won the long jump and is entered today in the finals of the 60 meters, 200 meters, triple jump, and is in the likely lineup for the Knights’ 4×400.

Today’s Broadcast Schedule

4:10 PM ET

WEB: NCAA.com

LIVE

 

NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
Naperville, Ill.

LIVE Results/Timing Site

NCAA.com Video Recap, Day 1 

MEN: UW-La Crosse leads heading into the final day with 35 points. UW-Oshkosh is second at 17.

WOMEN: UW-Oshkosh is in the lead with 26 points, followed by MIT with 15.

Today’s Broadcast Schedule

11:00 AM ET

WEB: NCAA.com

LIVE