PreRaceJitters’ Cheryl Lowe spoke with Michigan’s Geena Gall after winning her 800 meter preliminary heat in 2:04.10 to qualify for the second fastest overrall time for Saturday evenings final.
Jay Hicks of PreRaceJitters.com gets the inside stuff about how Ronnie Ash the 2009 NCAA 60 meter hurdle champion landed at Bethune Cookman University. Coach Garfield Ash discusses the blooming program at the Historical Black University located in Daytona Beach, Florida. You might be surprised to learn who all is training and coaching with the rising track and field program.
PreRaceJitters.com speaks with D’Ana McCarty after winning the women’s weight throw with 72 - 5.75 on her last throw to become Louisville’s women’s track and field program’s first-ever NCAA championship and school’s first women’s NCAA title.
PreRaceJitters talks with University of Colorado senior Jenny Barringer after she captured the 3,000-meter run crown in record time at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Gilliam Track & Field Stadium.
Barringer finished the race in a NCAA record 8:42.03 seconds, which is the fourth best time run in the world this year. She defeated the 2008 champion Susan Kuijken from Florida State who finished in 8:56.27.
PreRaceJitters talks with Andrew Wheating, tired from the 800 preliminaries and the distance medley relay a day earlier. Wheating battled to a second place finish in the 800 meters to give Oregon important points of the championship. Wheating ran 1:48.54 to finish second behind Texas’ Jacob Hernandez who ran 1:48.04, as the two repeated their finish from the outdoor 800 meters NCAA Championships last June.
PreRaceJitters catches up with the Tennessee lineup of Phoebe Wright, Brittany Jones, Chanelle Price and Sarah Bowman ran the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) in 10:50.98 seconds to better the previous world and collegiate record of 10:54.34, set in 1988 by Villanova University.
PreRaceJitters talks with after Sally Kipyego tied an NCAA record for individual national championships. Kipyego solidified her ninth national championship, winning the 5,000-meter run in the NCAA indoor track and field championships at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
Kipyego ran a facility-record time of 15:51.14 seconds to win by seven seconds.
Senior Tiffany Ofili talks with PreRaceJitters after winning the 60-meter hurdle national championship for the second straight season at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. Ofili, running in lane four, captured her second NCAA 60-meter hurdle indoor crown with a season-best performance of 8.00 seconds, four one-hundredths of a second ahead of runner-up Celriece Law of Tennessee.