June 12, 2009

Collegiate record set in 400-meter relay

Gabby Mayo anchored a Texas A&M foursome Friday that turned in the fastest women's 400-meter relay time in American collegiate history.

The team of Khrystal Carter, Porscha Lucas, Dominique Duncan and Mayo ran a time of 42.36 to win the relay at the NCAA Championships. It was the fastest time recorded by any female 400-meter relay team in the world this year.

Florida State turned in the fourth fastest time in the world with a 43.33 to finish second, followed by South Carolina and Oklahoma.

The men's 400-meter relay final was won by the Florida team of Dennis Martin, Calvin Smith, Terrell Wilks and Jeremy Hall in the time of 38.58. LSU was second in 38.67.

American Olympian Jennifer Barringer of Colorado easily claimed the 3,000-meter steeplechase crown in 9:25.54. She narrowly missed the collegiate record.

The women's high jump was won by Destinee Hooker of Texas with a clearance of 6-4 ¾ and the men's hammer throw went to freshman Marcel Lomnicky of Virginia Tech with a heave of 235-6.