NCAA Indoors | Performances to Rival the World!

Results from this weekend’s NCAA division one indoor track and field championships were at the sort of standard that is pretty hard to fathom. We decided to create a play-by-play comparison of the collegiate championships versus the world championships, just a few weeks ago.

Event

Worlds Men

NCAA Men

Worlds Women

NCAA Women

60 Metres

6.37

6.51

6.97

7.07

60 Hurdles

7.46

7.47

7.70

7.93

200 Metres

N/A

20.02 (WR)

N/A

22.38

400 Metres

45.47

44.52

50.55

50.34

800 Metres

1.47.47

1.45.15

1.58.31

2.01.55

3000 metres

8.14.41

8.04.94

8.45.05

8.53.36

4x400 Relay

3.01.77 (WR AT TIME)

3.00.77 (NEW WR)

3.23.85

3.27.45

High Jump

2.36

2.29

2.01

1.87

Long Jump

8.46

8.19

6.96

6.73

Triple Jump

17.43

16.82

14.63

14.27

Pole Vault

5.90

5.70

4.95

4.66

Shot Put

22.31

20.86

19.62

18.49

 

As you can see- results were incredibly similar, with some athletes that would have been crowned world champions just weeks earlier. There were two world records ran at the meet, and a further three individual champions who would have crowned champion in Birmingham.

 Also to point out some excellent performances from flourishing international talents;

JOSH KERR wins yet another NCAA title. The Edinburgh AC athlete wins the mile by over a second with a time of 3.57. Made all the more impressive by having a stomach bug the evening before, forcing him to miss the DMR.

SEAN TOBIN, one of the best talents to come out of Ireland of recent times, has another very solid performance with tenth in the mile.

NEIL GOURLEY, the senior from Virginia Tech and Englishman, anchored his teammates to DMR gold, before finishing a brilliant 7th in 4.00.64 in the mile.

JAMES WEST, the Tonbridge AC athlete and Oregon Duck, finished 6th in an eventful 3k final, where strong favourite Justin Knight was overturned by huge improver and NAU Senior Andy Trouard.

AMY LOUISE-NEALE of Washington and Great Britain, took home a hard fought 12th in the 3000 Metres with a time of 9.20.24.

ALICE WRIGHT, an incredibly solid domestic and NCAA competitor for New Mexico, added yet another great national performance with a 9th place finish in the 5000 Metres in 16.07.66.

BETHAN KNIGHTS, who spends her time in sunny California was just behind Wright in 12th, with a time of 16.18.51.

A bit of special recognition from myself- as a former Cincinnati Bearcat, it’s a pleasure to see former team mates doing so well. LORETTA BLAUT, a nationally distinguished high jumper, ends in a jump-off and just failed to win finishing an incredibly creditable second with a jump of 1.87m.

 

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