The NCAA Indoors for 2013 ended with a day of great performances, as James Dunaway, our eyes on the track, writes here. We also will be posting some photos from the two days of the NCAA Indoor from Pretty Sporty Images’ Cheryl Tweworgy.
2013 NCAA INDOOR second day, by James Dunaway
Fayetteville, March 9 – Five meet records, two of them collegiate records, were broken as the NCAA Indoor Championships concluded tonight.
The team championships, for many the most important of the meet, saw host Arkansas win the men’s championship with a stunning 74 points, followed by Florida, winner the last three years, with 59. Then came Wisconsin with 33, Texas A&M with 30, and Texas Tech with 28. The Razorbacks’ total was the highest since 1994, when Arkansas won with 94.
Oregon won the women’s title with 56, to runners-up Kansas’ 44. Next came LSU, with 43, Arkansas with 42- Â½, and Central Florida with 30.
Oklahoma senior Tia Brooks led the record-breaking with her third-round shot put of 19.22m (63-Â¾), erasing the 2004 collegiate and meet record of 19.15 set by Laura Gerraughty of North Carolina in 2004. Brooks won by more than five feet from runner-up Christina Hillman of Iowa State.
The other collegiate record was set by Arkansas’ men’s 4×400 relay, which topped off the team title with a thriller victory over Florida, 3:03.50 to 3:03.71. The Hogs broke the meet and collegiate record set by Florida in 2005, by just 0.01 second.
Lalang came back to win the 3,000 in the same gun-to-tape style, winning comfortably in a good 7:45.94.