Walker's Pace: NCAA Indoor Championships Day 2
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Walker's Pace is live at the NCAA Championships in Nampa, Idaho, as the Women of Oregon chase their third straight NCAA title. Check back here, or follow us on Twitter (@OregonTF). You'll also find some helpful links below the blog. We'll post the most recent updates at the top of the blog.
Brianne Theisen wins her third staright NCAA pentathlon title with 4,536 points. She went 2:13.95 to win the 800.
In the long jump, Theisen went 19-6.25/5.95m on her second attempt finish second in the event. Her 834 points put her back in the lead for good.
In the third event, the shot put, Theisen had a best throw of 12.46m/40-14.75 for 692 points. All three of Theisen's throws were within three inches of each other. Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi had a three-foot PR in the shot of 45-9.25 to take a four point lead on Theisen, 2,798-2,794.
Theisen tied her own NCAA Championships meet record by clearing 1.84m/6-0.5 in the high jump. That clearance was tied for first with Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi and was good for 1,029 points. She leads with 2,102 points.
Theisen looked extremely smooth in the 60 meters hurdles, the pentathlon's opening event. She won in 8.25 seconds, which was an personal best and broke her own school record for the second time this season.
Here's a look at Oregon's line-up for the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships.
TIME EVENT COMPETITOR
10:00 a.m. Pentathlon Theisen
5:25 p.m. W-Mile Final Friday, Hasay, Kesselring
5:55 p.m. M-400 Final Berry
6:05 p.m. W-400 Final Francis
6:25 p.m. W-60 Final Gardner
6:55 p.m. M-3,000 Final Dunbar
7:10 p.m. W-3,000 Final Hasay
7:40 p.m. W-4x400 Relay
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