A Bevy Of Collegiate-Leading Marks This Weekend

What a weekend it has been in collegiate track & field!

Athletes have turned in 13 collegiate-leading marks so far, which included one collegiate record and a bevy of all-time top-10 performances. (If you go back to last weekend, you can add eight more collegiate leaders for a grand total of 20!)

From The USTFCCCA InfoZone: Collegiate Outdoor Leaders

Let’s take a closer look at them right here.

To The Top Of The Leaderboard

Name Program
Devin Dixon Texas A&M
800 Meters
Daniel Roberts Kentucky
110 Hurdles
Grant Holloway Florida
110 Hurdles
Cameron Samuel Southern California
400 Hurdles
Four Athletes Texas A&M
4×400 Relay
Earnie Sears Southern California
High Jump
2.27m (7-5¼)
Mondo Duplantis LSU
Pole Vault
6.00m (19-8¼)
Jordan Scott Virginia
Triple Jump
17.08m (56-0½)
Janeek Brown Arkansas
100 Hurdles
Four Athletes Southern California
4×100 Relay
Andrea Stapleton-Johnson BYU
High Jump
1.89m (6-2¼)
Yanis David Florida
Triple Jump
14.35m (47-1)
Shadae Lawrence Colorado State
65.05m (213-5)

We know that’s a lot of numbers to look at, but we’ll make sense of them in a historical context.

Only one of those broke a collegiate record. Can you guess which one?

We’ll give you a hint: It happened at the SEC Championships.

That would be none other than Mondo Duplantis‘ jump of 6.00m (19-8¼) on Saturday. The freshman phenom from LSU topped a near 23-year-old record when he cleared that height on his third attempt.

The SEC Championships were also home to three other all-time efforts: Grant Holloway and Daniel Roberts in the 110 Meter Hurdles and Yanis David in the triple jump. Holloway and Roberts became just the second and third collegians to go sub-13.10 in the 110H (Renaldo Nehemiah was the first), while David bounded to the third best mark in collegiate history behind two from 2018 The Bowerman winner Keturah Orji.

Then we have what Shadae Lawrence did at the Mountain West Championships.

Lawrence flung the disc farther than any other female collegian in the past 22 years (If you want to know how long ago that was, “Candle in the Wind” by Elton John was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Top 100). She is now the third best performer in collegiate history behind record holder Meg Ritchie and Suzy Powell.

And while this might not be historical, it’s pretty neat. The collegiate lead in the Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles changed hands FOUR TIMES over the weekend: Texas A&M’s Robert Grant ran 49.56 on Thursday in the SEC prelims, Grant’s teammate Infinite Tucker lowered it to 49.38 and won the final, then Texas Tech’s Norman Grimes bettered it to 49.11 before Southern California’s Cameron Samuel topped them all at 49.09.