Day Three of ACCOTF in NCAA Championships Concludes with Lifetime Bests

DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt senior Teddi Maslowski took center stage for the Duke track & field program during the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, competing in the first four events of the heptathlon Friday. Maslowski currently ranks 19th with 3,204 points with three events remaining.

EUGENE, Ore. – Kenny Selmon took third place in the final of the men’s 400-meter hurdles on Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Selmon’s third-place finish earns the men’s team six points.

“To come out here and finish third as a true sophomore is an outstanding job well done,” head coach Harlis Meaders said. “It’s been a wonderful year for him and it’s important for our program that he does well on the big stage. It goes to show that we are recruiting the right types of kids and I think it’s a bright point for our future.”

EUGENE, Ore. -- During the opening slate of events in the heptathlon on Friday, University of Notre Dame graduate student Carly Loeffel contributed a personal-best time to a solid effort on the second day of women's competition at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Loeffel earned 3401 points to place 13th in the heptathlon after the first four events against the national championship field at Hayward Field.

Loeffel began strongly with a lifetime best in the 100-meter hurdles, eclipsing her previous top personal time by crossing the finish line in 14.07. A 17th place finish in the 100m hurdles garnered Loeffel 968 points in the heptathlon standings. 

EUGENE, Ore. – Zak Seddon’s steeplechase race plan for Friday’s final was rock solid, and his execution was nearly flawless.

Through the first six-plus laps the Florida State senior and Louisville’s Edwin Kibichiy led the field – minus one – around the track at Historic Hayward Field. With Michigan’s Mason Ferlic running unchallenged away from the field, Seddon was poised to finish on the podium for a second consecutive year.

EUGENE, Ore.--The Virginia men's track and field team posted its best-ever outdoor national finish, placing seventh at the NCAA Championships Friday (June 10) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

The Cavaliers placed seventh with 20 points. Florida won the team competition, finishing with 62 points, ahead of Arkansas (56), Texas A&M (50), Oregon (48), LSU (41) and Tennessee (30). Virginia Tech was eighth with 19 points, Mississippi State was ninth with 18 points and Houston and Nebraska finished in a tie for 10th with 17 points. The Cavaliers previous-best finish was 17th in 2015.

EUGENE, Ore. – Wake Forest men’s track and field freshman Robert Heppenstall finished eighth in the men’s 800m national final at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Friday night. 

Heppenstall, who qualified for the championship by placing second in his semifinal heat on Wednesday with a time of 1:47.56, ended a breakout rookie campaign with a time of 1:51.14. Texas A&M freshman Donavan Brazier won the title with a collegiate record time of 1:43.55. 

EUGENE, Ore. - Marek Barta and Thomas Curtin wrapped up competition for the Virginia Tech track & field team with podium finishes to clinch eighth place for the Hokies at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
The pair collected 11 points to put the Hokies in eighth on the final day of men’s competition, with Barta placing third and Curtin taking fourth. The eighth-place team finish is the fourth top-10 finish in program history and first since 2012.

Eugene, Ore. – The University of Louisville track and field's Edwin Kibichiy earned first team All-America honors while Ben Williams earned second team All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
 
"Edwin ran a set of great races this weekend and was able to improve his personal best by almost three seconds tonight," said head coach Dale Cowper.  "He and Coach Walker have done a great job of working through the longest season in collegiate athletics and they'll be ready to start cross country camp in a couple of months." 

Freddie Crittenden III took fourth overall to earn First Team All-America honors in the 110-meter hurdles, highlighting the third and final day for the Orange at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Justyn Knight also took 10th in the 10,000-meters and Adam Palamar finished 12th in the 1500-meters to each earn Second Team All-America honors.

EUGENE, Ore. – The NC State men's 4x100 relay team of Nyheim Hines, Jonathan Addison, Shannon Patterson and Quashawn Cunningham made history Friday night at Haywood Field, finishing seventh in the 4x100 finals with a time of 39.48.
 
The group becomes the first 4x100 All-Americans in program history since 1991 and is the eighth Wolfpack 4x100 team to finish as All-Americans.

EUGENE, Ore. – All eyes were on John-Patrick Friday at Hayward Field on Friday night.

The University of Miami senior was the only Hurricane in action on the final day of men’s competition at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Friday, who was competing in his final collegiate meet, proudly represented the Canes like he has so many times in his four-year career.

EUGENE, Ore. – Two Tigers brought their time at Clemson to a close on Friday at the NCAA Championships while the men’s 4x400 meter relay also turned in a strong effort to conclude the night. Tevin Hester and the men’s 4x400 meter relay team both finished the season as First Team All-Americans.

Hester began the third day of the championship meet with his final race as a Clemson Tiger, earning First Team All-American honors in the 200 meter dash for the fourth-consecutive season. The Oxford, North Carolina native placed sixth in the final with a time of 20.68.