EUGENE, Oregon On the first day of scoring opportunities for the Texas A&M men at the NCAA Championships, the Aggies totaled 21 points in four events. In women’s finals a pair of A&M freshmen scored 10 points.
Heading into the final day of the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field, USC and Texas share the men’s team lead with 32 points each. Arkansas is in third place with 30.5 followed by Florida State with 21.5 and the Aggies with 21. There have been 13 finals scored, eight more remain.
Deon Lendore (44.94) and Henry Lelei (8:23.16) each set career best times in placing second in the 400 meters and 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively. Ameer Webb placed sixth in the 100 with a 10.14 while Dalton Rowan finished seventh in the discus with a mark of 195-4 (59.53).
Saturday finals for Texas A&M men include Dave Brown in the triple jump, Sam Humphreys and Devin Bogert in the javelin, Webb in the 200, Wayne Davis II in the 110 hurdles, Lelei in the 5,000 meters and the 4x400 relay.
LaQue Moen-Davis scored in her second final this weekend by placing third in the triple jump, with a windy 44-8 (13.61), after finishing eighth and getting one point in the long jump on Wednesday. Jennifer Madu placed fifth in the 100 with a career best time of 11.31.
The Aggie women now have 11 points and are tied for 16th place. Kansas is the team leader through 13 finals with 48 points as Oregon follows with 33. Arizona State (26), Stanford (25) and LSU (23) round out the current top five teams.
On tap for A&M women on Saturday are finals in the 4x100 relay, Kamaria Brown and Olivia Ekpone in the 200, Donique’ Flemings in the 100 hurdles and the 4x400 relay.