Perhaps the star of the meet was Lawi Lalang of Arizona. First, he pushed the pace from the start in the mile, leading every step of the way and hitting the finish in a meet record 3:54.74 that proved to be just a warmup. An hour and 40 minutes later
Meet records were also set in both hurdles races. Brianna Rollins of Clemson, who yesterday set a meet record of 7.82 in the heats of the women's 60-meter hurdles, broke it again - to 7.79 - while winning by two meters. And Eddie Lovett of Florida set a new meet record in the men's 60m hurdles, winning the final in 7.50, knocking 0.01 off the old mark set by Aries Merritt in 2006.
Besides Lalang, two others won double victories. Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth, winner of yesterday's 5,000, came back tonight in the 3,000, cruising to a 30-meter win in 9:01.08. And Kansas' Andrea Geubelle, who squeaked to the long jump title last night, won her parade event, the women's triple jump by a 45-4 convincing 14 inches over Shanieka Thomas of San Diego State, 46-6 ¼ (14.18) to 45-4 ¼ (13.82).
The outstanding field event was the men's high jump, where Indiana senior and Canadian Derek Druin - the London bronze medalist -- won an exciting high jump without a single miss up to his winning height of 7-8-½ (2.35). Second and third at 7-6 were surprising Marcus Jackson of Mississippi State and Erik Kynard of Kansas State, who beat Drouin for the silver London but couldn't quite do it here.
In the men's triple jump Bryce Lamb of Texas Tech had only one measured jump, his first, but it went 55-7 ¾ (16.96) good enough to win the event from Florida's Omar Craddock's 55-1 ½ (16.80).
Other outstanding performances included a 50.88 women's 400-meter victory by Georgia freshman Shaunee Miller; D'Angelo Cherry's inch-or-two win in 6.54 over Marcus Rowland of Auburn in the men's 60 dash and an almost-as- close women's 60 win by Central Florida's Aurieyall Scott in 7.13 over Oregon's English Gardner; and an exciting, down-to-the last step victory in the men's heptathlon, won by Arkansas Kevin Lazas, who scored 6,175 to the 6,165 scored by Wisconsin's Japheth Cato. Both are juniors; they'll probably see a lot of each other in the next few years.