Oregon individual athletes succeed during day 3 of NCAA Outdoor Championships
EUGENE, Ore. - Coming into the Finals on Friday, the Oregon men with 19 points held a one point lead over Texas A&M in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In the end, the two-time defending champion Ducks, dropped three places finishing fourth with 48 points. The University of Florida was crowned National Champion.
Although Oregon did not secure its first three-peat in program history, history was still made at Hayward Field.
Winning the 5,000m National title with a time of 13:25.59, Edward Cheserek claimed his 15th overall NCAA title, which ties the all-time record set by UTEP's Suleiman Nyuambui in 1982.
Fan-favorite Devon Allen also came away with a national title in the 110-meter hurdles. He finished with a time of 13.50 seconds.
Allen, who won the event as a freshman in 2014, missed all of last season due to a torn ACL he sustained during the 2015 Rose Bowl.
Other notable events:
1500 Meters: Sam Prakel (3:40.84), 5th
Blake Haney (3:53.80), 11th
400 Meters: Marcus Chambers (45.27), 4th
The NCAA Outdoor Championships wrap up Satuday with the Women's Finals.
Running events begin with the 4x100 Relays at 3:32 p.m.