Collegiate Records At The NCAA DI Outdoor Championships

Collegiate records have a habit of falling at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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Last year four collegiate records met their maker in Eugene, Oregon, of which three still stand: 2017 The Bowerman winner Christian Coleman’s mark of 9.82 in the 100, Kyra Jefferson’s time of 22.02 in the 200 and the Oregon women’s time of 3:23.13 in the 4×400, which was anchored by The Bowerman winner Raevyn Rogers. Maggie Ewen bettered her own standard in the hammer throw earlier this season.

If you take a broader look, you’ll see that 14 current collegiate records have been set over the years at NCAAs. It happens to be an even split down the middle as seven men’s records and seven women’s records are still standing.

NOTE: That number would be much larger if Ewen didn’t also topple Raven Saunders’ standard in the shot put, New Mexico’s Josh Kerr didn’t shattered Sydney Maree’s 37-year-old record in the 1500 and UTEP’s Michael Saruni didn’t demolish Donavan Brazier’s 800-meter mark. Those all happened during the 2018 regular season!

Current Men’s Collegiate Records Set At NCAAs

Name Event Mark Year
Christian Coleman, Tennessee 100 Meters 9.82 2017
Kerron Clement, Florida 400 Hurdles 47.56 2005
Horatio Porter, Andrew Smith, Greg Sholars, Raymond Stewart, TCU 4×100 Relay 38.23A 1989
Reggie Dardar, Kelly Willie, Bennie Brazell, Xavier Carter, LSU 4×400 Relay 2:59.59 2005
Hollis Conway, Louisiana High Jump 2.38m 1989
Keith Connor, SMU Triple Jump 17.57mA 1982
John Godina, UCLA Shot Put 22.00m 1995

As we stated before, the newest record was Coleman’s blistering mark in the semifinals last year at Historic Hayward Field.

The oldest men’s mark at NCAAs in the books is Keith Connor’s massive 17.57m (57-3¾) in the triple jump back in 1982. No one has come within two inches of Connor’s standard since 1985 (Mike Conley).

If any of these records have a chance at falling this year, it’s LSU’s 13-year-old standard in the 4×400. One of the teams in the first semifinal might just take it down, because it’s that loaded: Auburn, Florida, Southern California and Texas A&M are all looking to punch their ticket to Friday’s final.

Current Women’s Collegiate Records Set At NCAAs

Name Event Mark Year
Dawn Sowell, LSU 100 Meters 10.87A 1989
Kyra Jefferson, Florida 200 Meters 22.02 2017
Courtney Frerichs, New Mexico Steeplechase 9:24.41 2016
Brianna Rollins, Clemson 100 Hurdles 12.39 2013
Makenzie Dunmore, Deajah Stevens, Elexis Guster, Raevyn Rogers, Oregon 4×400 Relay 3:23.13 1989
Maggie Malone, Texas A&M Javelin 62.19m 2016
Diane Guthrie, George Mason Heptathlon 6527 1995

As stated before, the newest record was Jefferson’s time of 22.02 in the 200, which she ran in a winning effort last year at NCAAs.

The oldest mark belongs to Dawn Sowell in the 100. Sowell clocked her 10.87 back in 1989.

Pay close attention to that standard in the 100 hurdles that 2013 The Bowerman winner Brianna Rollins holds. Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn has been knocking on the door and if her time of 12.40 at the SEC Championships is any inclination, we could see a new record holder reign supreme.

The 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships take place Wednesday, June 6 through Saturday, June 10 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.