OSU runners achieve All-America honors at NCAA Indoor Championships


OSU runners achieve All-America honors at NCAA Indoor Championships

O'Brien Wasome and Alan Zapalac set Texas school records to highlight the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station on Saturday.

Harris, Guillory, Chris Douglas, Thomas, Brittany Brown, and the men's and women's 1,600-meter relay teams will represent the team on Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The 20-year-old responded by breaking the previous record of 44.57sec set by Kerron Clement on March 12, 2005 at Fayetteville, Arkansas, in that year's NCAA championship meeting.

The Ducks have also been dealing with undisclosed injuries to key team members like distance runner Katie Rainsberger and middle distance runner Brooke Feldmeier, neither of whom competed this winter. It is Jarrett's second career All-America honor in the weight throw after placing third in the event a year ago. The women tied for 20th with 11 points.

Jones' climb from No. 10 seed to the upper steps of the podium at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Center was no less hard than what she endured along the way.

Rounding out performances by CSU athletes on Friday was that of Cole Rockhold, who advanced to Saturday's mile final with a second-place finish and time of 4:02.85 in the first heat of Friday's preliminaries.

"I think in the future we're just gonna have to get after them, put our heads down and keep at it", said Ryan. She scored a career-best 4,197 points in the event. Sitting in third place with one jump to go, Williams landed a 26-10.5, a personal best and a school record to finish in first place.

"I feel like I had something to prove to myself", Jones said, adding that she was surprisingly calm before the race. "I was really excited to even make it this far, regardless of the outcome".

Ciynamon Stevens also competed in the triple jump, but only had one scoring distance after two foul jumps to start the competition. "But (today) I needed to win it, and I did it for the team".

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner broke the Irish indoor 800m record with 2:02.46 to finish second behind Sabrina Southerland with 2:01.55.

In the final event of the competition, the 1,000 meters, Adams led pack early in the race and never let up.

"It's a blessing to be a freshman and be able to compete at nationals".

There was lots to see at the Robert W. Plaster Center during the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Sydney Zaragoza, Madi Glatz, Katie Eastburn and Sofia Wajner finished in a time of 3:53.87 for the Vikings. "We're OR, so let's go mix it up with the best".

"I'm very proud of our athletes and how they performed at the conference meet to earn these honors", Dudley said.



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