Day 4 of the #NCAATF Championships
Day 4 (3:30 pm): Damon McLean was close to make the top nine in the triple jump, missing the group by 4.5 inches. He does capture his third All-America honor by finishing in 12th place. As McLean finished, Peter Callahan took to the track for the men's 1500. True to form he moved up and battled for the lead with 200 meters to go but as he said after the race, he didn't have that extra gear today. With this being just his second full outdoor season, we should see Callahan here again next year. And that will do it for the Tigers here in Tracktown USA. See you next year!
Day 4 (11:09 am): It's the final day of the #NCAATF Championships. Athletes have slowing been departing Eugene while the crowds have slowing been growing. After two 9,000+ crowds yesterday was more than 10k. Princeton didn't have any athletes competing on Friday so the day started with a trip to the Coast - that's the Shore to those back home in NJ. It was a great day to see the Pacific, a lonely sea lion, a lighthouse and have a great meal on the water. Photo Gallery We headed back and made it to the track for the first event of the day, meeting up with Greta Feldman '13, who lives out here now as a professional athlete, her brother Dan, who is a coach at Northern Arizona, and the Callahan family. Another day of spectacular races, capped off with an unbeliveably fast men's 5k race that came down to last year's winner Lawi Lalang (Arizona) and Edward Cheserek (Oregon) who wowed the crowd on Day 2 as he shifted into another gear in the final 200 meters leaving the rest of the 10k competitor in the dust. Lalang won at the line 13:18.36 to 13:18.71.
Today senior Damon McLean competes in the triple jump at 3:30 p.m. ET. He is in the second flight, so it's anticipated to start around 4:30. Peter Callahan '13 runs in the final of the 1500 against Lalang at 5:18 p.m.
ESPNU begins airing the championships at 5 p.m. ET.