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Track & Field 2k21: Climbing to the top of the NCAA

by Winners Only 14 days ago in culture

Alabama's Tamara Clark rises with best 200

Tamara Clark

Top Performers of the Weekend

100-Meter Dash

Above: Twanisha Terry

The top 100 meters time in the NCAA was recorded this weekend when Twanisha Terry of USC won at 11.08, April 2 at the Pepsi Florida Relays. Tamara Clark of Alabama (11.12) and Florida State's Jayla Kirkland (11.15) had the second and third fastest times in the nation. They rank second and fourth in the NCAA overall this season.

Ohio State's Anavia Battle won at the B1G North Florida Invitational at a time of 11.17 which is the fifth fastest time in the NCAA. Kynnedy Flannel scored a win at the Texas vs. Texas A&M meet at 11.23. The Texas sprinter has the eighth best time in the NCAA after that performance. Miami's Alfreda Steele recorded the ninth best time in the NCAA with a fourth place finish at the Pepsi Florida Relays at 11.26.

200-Meter Dash

Above: Tamara Clark

Tamara Clark's 22.50 winning finish at the Pepsi Florida Relays is number one in the NCAA. Kynnedy Flannel is second in the nation with her 200 meters win at the Texas vs. Texas A&M win at 22.55 seconds. LSU's Favour Ofili took a win at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with a time of 22.69, which puts her in the number three spot in the nation. Flannel's teammate Kevona Davis has the sixth fastest time of 22.89. Clark's runner-up Lanae-Tava Thomas of USC clocked in at 23.03 for the 10th best time in the NCAA, while Houston's Brianne Bethel won the Houston Alumni meet at 23.21 which puts her in the 18th spot nationally.

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Above: Aneta Konieczek

New Mexico's Charlotte Prouse won the Hayward Premier's 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9:54.65, which is the top time in the NCAA. Aneta Konieczek of Oregon placed second in that race with the fourth best national time of 9:59.42. Katie Rainsberger dominated the Stanford Invitational at 10:00.29 which now stands fifth best in the NCAA. The sixth and seventh spots in the nation belong to BYU's Sarah Mussleman and Wichita State's Rebekah Topham who ran 10:01.38 and 10:04.38 respectively at the Hayward Premier.

High Jump

Above: Tyra Gittens

Indoor NCAA high jump champ Tyra Gittens continued her amazing 2021, with a win at the Texas vs Texas A&M meet. The Texas A&M star registered the nation's best jump of 1.90 on April 3. Kamiya Dendy of Auburn and Esther Isa of Middle Tennessee both hit a mark of 1.80 last weekend. Dendy was victorious at the Pepsi Florida Relays. Isa won at the WKU Hilltopper Relays. Both meets were on April 2. Albilene Christian jumper Zoe Spinn's 1.79 finish placed her in the ninth spot of the NCAA when she captured a win at the Baylor Invitational. Carly Haring of South Dakota jumped 1.78 at the USD Early Bird meet which gives her the 12th best jump in the nation.

1,600-Meter Relay

Texas A&M's foursome of Tierra Robinson-Jones, Syaira Richardson, Charokee Young and Athing Mu won at the Texas vs. Texas A&M meet at 3:29.43. That time is the third best in the NCAA. Kentucky's crew of Megan Moss, Abby Steiner, Celera Barnes and Dajour Miles was the best at the Pepsi Florida Relays at 3:29.91. That time is fourth best in the NCAA. USC was second to Kentucky at the Pepsi Florida Relays at 3:30.54. The Trojan relay participants, Bailey Lear, Jan'Taijah Ford, Kyra Constantine and Kimberly Harris now have the best fifth time in the country.

Above: Dajour Miles

Alabama placed third to Kentucky and USC and is now sixth in the country with a 3:31.19 finsh. Christal Mosley, Katie Funcheon, D'Jai Baker and Natassha McDonald made up the unit that competed last weekend.

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