Oregon individual athletes succeed during day 3 of NCAA Outdoor Championships

UO Duck's Edward Cheserek is framed through the hands of a fan forming the Oregon 'O.' Cheserek won the race in 13:25.59. Photo by August Frank, Oregon News Lab

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.

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