NCAA track update
Today's NCAA racing recap from the Eugene Register-Guard was wily, antagonistic and sneaky-like, as reporter Custis Anderson teased readers of his article with this lead:
DES MOINES, Iowa — One runner moved effortlessly into the final. Another saw his collegiate career come to a premature end.
That was the story for Oregon’s Matthew Centrowitz and A.J. Acosta on Thursday in the semifinals of the men’s 1,500 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium.
I'll break the suspense: Broadneck native Centrowitz is still in the competition for Saturday's NCAA 1500 championship.
Update: Centrowitz ran a 3:42.54 for first place in the finals, beating out Dorian Ulrey of Arkansas, who finished in 3:43.06. Abdi Hassan of Arizona was third in 3:43.95. Full Saturday results here.
Some other Maryland tidbits from the championships:
>> Dwight Barbias, competing for UM, takes part in the high jump final tonight.
Update: Barbias had a 2.20m jump for fifth in the finals. Full Friday results here.
>> Morgan State's Trey Charles ran an 18th-ranked 51.60 in his preliminary 400m hurdles heat Wednesday, taking him out of competition.
>> Coppin State's Jibri Victorian, a Laurel High School graduate, ran to a 22nd-ranked finish in his heat of the same event. He has two more years to make a national mark.
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