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Texas Woman Julien Alfred Wins 100, 200 at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

TEXAS, USA – Saturday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Texas women led by Julien Alfred, who won the 100 and 200 meters and ran the first leg of the 4,100 meter relay, won their fifth tag team title in program history. After running the fastest all-conditions mark in college history to win the 200 meters in 21.73, Alfred became the first woman since 2016 and only the third in the past 25 years to win the 100 and 200 meters. . Her winning time of 10.72 seconds in the 100 meters was helped by the wind.

Texas won the outdoor championships with a record 83 points, 32 ahead of second-place Florida. Arkansas came third with a total of 46. The Longhorns’ Alfred, Ezinne Abba, Rhasidat Adeleke and Kevona Davis defended their 4,100-meter relay title from 2022 with a time of 41.60, missing the record for the NCAA by just 0.05 seconds they established on Thursday in the semifinals. With her win, Alfred became the first woman since Carlette Guidry of Texas in 1991 to win all three events at the NCAA level.

Triple jump champion Jasmine Moore of Florida broke the NCAA record with a jump of 48 feet 6 inches, beating runner-up Ackelia Smith of Texas, whose personal beat was 47 feet 8 and a half. Jorinde Van Klinken of Oregon broke the meet record with a 215-foot discus throw for her third straight discus victory. Ball State won a national championship for the first time since 1999 thanks to the efforts of high jumper Charity Griffith, who set a new personal best of 6-foot-4. No one else in the competition even made it 6-2.

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