U of O Women win NCAA track title and First triple crown



The Oregon women’s team won the NCAA title on Saturday making this the first time that a women's team has won the triple crown,  Cross country/ indoor track and outdoor track in the same school year.. 

their final score of 64 points,  Georgia 62.2  Oregon wins by 1.8 points. 

After finishing as the runner-up in the 100-meter, Deajah Stevens seemed like she was going to win the 200. but 10M before the finish she fell and received a DNF.

Because she was helped up, Stevens was disqualified from the race, By not scoring any point Oregon needed to win the event to win the whole competition. If the relay team had finished second, Oregon would have lost by .02 points.

After Makenzie Dunmore started the relay off for the Ducks, Deajah Stevens ran the second leg, bringing the Ducks into a battle with USC. Elexis Guster ended up finishing the third leg in first place, but USC wasn’t far behind.

It came down to Raevyn Rogers, who had just become the first woman to win her fifth NCAA title in the 800-meter. She and USC’s Kendall Ellis fought for first for the entirety of the race, but it was Rogers who ended up as the victor. Oregon finished in a collegiate record-breaking time of 3 minutes 23.13 seconds, just 0.2 seconds before USC.

But Oregon’s celebration would have to wait since Georgia decided to make two protests. It argued that Stevens should not have been in the relay in the first place because it was originally announced that Stevens had been given a DNF as opposed to a disqualification. Because Washington had helped her, Stevens was given a disqualification instead, allowing her to compete in the relay.

Georgia then argued that Oregon had impeded USC during the 4×400 relay, but this was found to be false.


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Brooke Feldmeier was not expected to made to 800 meter final.

she did and came charging from the middle of the pack and clinched third place. This scored 6 point for the Ducks.

The Ducks won the women's title with 64 points, barely holding off Georgia, second with 62.2.

If Feldmeier hadn't scored or finished fifth -- which is what she was coming off the final turn and onto the home straight -- Georgia would have been the national champion and Oregon would have finished second.

 Feldmeier's third-place time of 2:01.54 is a personal record, bettering the PR she set in Thursday's semifinals of 2:03.43.

"It's like a dream come true," Feldmeier said. "I've been waiting for this. I came to Oregon to run really fast. It's taken a little bit longer than I wanted. 


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