Texas A&M men win first indoor championship on home track

Beth Cruz
March 13, 2017

Hadnot finished in 14th place in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet.

Their 30 points scored on the final day of the meet secured the Tigers a sixth-place team finish after entering the meet with a No. 12 national ranking by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Hokies finished with 23.5 points throughout the two-day event, marking their highest finish at an NCAA Indoor Championships in program history.

The Aggies claimed their first-ever indoor title, while the OR women won their seventh title in the last eight years.

The UO women also put a pair of Ducks in the 60-meter hurdle final after strong opening performances from Sasha Wallace and Alaysha Johnson. Ditto for three-time NCAA champ Raevyn Rogers in the 800.

Tessa Barrett, who returned to the meet after earning All-American honors last night in the 5,000-mters final, just missed out on doubling-up on her honors as the school record holder in both the 3K and the 5K finished 10th with a time of 9:16.50 - the third fastest time she has ever recorded in the event.

Perhaps no one could have guessed the destination for Josh Kerr, but the talented redshirt freshman left his mark by ending up with an individual NCAA championship on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The Ducks set the collegiate record earlier this season of 10:48.77.

With the departure of a huge chunk of talent from a year ago, most notably hurdler Devon Allen turning pro, the OR men had a hard task as they fought to defend their title.

Romero was the national runner-up in the 800 meters, finishing the race with a time of 1:50.12 - just 0.16 seconds away from defending his national title in the event. Maton will also join Cheserek in the 3,000 final.

Senior transfer Kyree King broke the school record in the 60 meter semifinals to advance to Saturday's finals, taking third in his heat in a blazing 6.57 seconds.

Texas A&M won the men's title with 46 points, a half of a point more than Florida.

Catch a replay of this weekend's NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow March 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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