Men and Women both NCAA Champs

Oregon men and women win the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships


Oregon sweeps distance races to earn both men's and women's titles

Glen Rosales | Associated Press
Last Updated - Mar 16, 2014 00:18 EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --


Phyllis Francis had two record-setting runs and Edward Cheserek swept the distance races to help Oregon win the team titles Saturday night in the NCAA indoor track and field championships.

Francis sprinted down the backstretch in the 1,600-meter relay to catch Texas' Ashley Spencer at the tape, giving the Ducks 44 points - a half-point better than the Longhorns for a fifth consecutive championship.

Francis and her teammates finished in 3 minutes, 27.40 seconds, just ahead of Texas at 3:27.42, for a college indoor mark. Earlier, Francis set the indoor record in the 400 at 50.46 seconds. She was even faster in the relay, finishing her leg in 50.44.

The Ducks won the men's title with 62 points, eight more than Arkansas. Cheserek's performance won the 5,000 on Friday night in 13:46.67, and took the 3,000 on Saturday in 8:11.59.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Oregon men's track team has won the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship.

The Ducks put it away in the 3,000 meters, which freshman Edward Cheserek won and senior Trevor Dunbar was fifth.

They put the exclamation point on their victory with a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 relay.

Cheserek won two individual events for the Ducks, who weren't on anybody's radar coming into the meet.

I'll have a full story later with the team point totals. If my unofficial calculations are right, Oregon finished with 61 points. Arkansas was second with 53. But I hate trusting my math skills.


Team Scores
Updated after each completed event


PlaceWomen's TeamScore
1Oregon44.0
2Texas43.50
3Georgia40.50
3Florida40.50
5Texas A&M35.0
6Arkansas30.0
7Dartmouth24.0
7Stanford24.0
9Kentucky23.0
10Miss State18.0
10South Dakota18.0
12LSU16.0
12Auburn16.0
14Penn State15.0
15Oklahoma St.14.0
16Missouri11.0
16Villanova11.0
16Georgetown11.0
19Arkansas St.10.0
19San Diego St.10.0
19Boise State10.0
19Purdue10.0
19South Carolina10.0
19TCU10.0
19Iowa State10.0
19Alabama10.0
27Baylor9.0
27Indiana State9.0
29Arizona St.8.0
29UCLA8.0
29Notre Dame8.0
29USC8.0
33Michigan7.0
33Akron7.0
35UAB6.0
35Virginia Tech6.0
35Michigan State6.0
35Kent State6.0
39McNeese State5.0
39Florida State5.0
39UTEP5.0
39Kansas5.0
43Duke4.0
43Wisconsin4.0
45Clemson3.50
45Miami3.50
47Eastern Michigan3.0
47William and Mary3.0
47Columbia3.0
47N. Carolina St.3.0
51Colorado2.0
51Minnesota2.0
51Coppin State2.0
54Maryland1.50
55Boston U.1.0
55Rice1.0
55George Mason1.0
55Providence1.0
PlaceMen's TeamScore
1Oregon62.0
2Arkansas54.0
3Florida35.0
4Florida State28.0
5Arizona24.0
6Oklahoma St.20.0
6Alabama20.0
8UTEP18.0
8LSU18.0
8Texas A&M18.0
11Wisconsin17.0
12Miss State16.0
12Stanford16.0
14Pittsburgh14.0
14Cornell14.0
16Akron13.0
17USC12.0
17Notre Dame12.0
17Nebraska12.0
20Texas11.0
20Duke11.0
22Baylor10.0
22BYU10.0
24Arkansas St.9.0
24Mississippi9.0
26Rutgers8.0
26Arizona St.8.0
26Iowa State8.0
26Georgia8.0
30Columbia7.0
30Texas Tech7.0
32Virginia Tech6.0
32Memphis6.0
32Youngstown St.6.0
32Indiana6.0
32Penn State6.0
32Colorado6.0
32Purdue6.0
32Villanova6.0
40Boston U.5.0
40Northwestern St.5.0
40Wyoming5.0
40Louisville5.0
40Michigan State5.0
45Kentucky4.0
45Eastern Michigan4.0
45North Carolina4.0
45New Mexico4.0
45Illinois State4.0
45Dartmouth4.0
45Kent State4.0
52Minnesota3.0
52Houston3.0
52SIU-Edwardsville3.0
52California3.0
56Albany2.0
56Charleston Southern2.0
56Air Force2.0
56Ohio State2.0
56Loyola (Ill.)2.0
56Clemson2.0
56Buffalo2.0
63Washington1.50
64Washington St.1.0
64N. Arizona1.0
64Mid. Tenn. State1.0
64Indiana State1.0
64UCLA1.0
69Kansas State.50

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