• JuVaughn Harrison Clears 2.30m and leaps 8.45m to win NCAA high jump and long jump titles
JuVaughn Harrison of Louisiana State University (LSU) made history by winning the long jump and high jump double in a single day at the 2021 NCAA indoor track and field championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday, March 12.
The 21-year-old Harrison, just two hours after winning the NCAA high jump title with 2.30m leaped to a new personal best of 8.45m to win the long jump title.
His 8.45m performance is the best ever one-day high jump / long jump double in history and puts him eight on the world indoor all-time list and third on the US indoor all-time list, ahead of outdoor World record holder Mike Powell and two-time world indoor champion Larry Myricks.
In the women's long jump Tara Davis set a new collegiate record in the women's long jump with a massive 6.93m (22-9ft).
In the women's pentathlon, Tyra Gittens of Texas A&M won the NCAA title with a new personal record of 4031 points breaking Kendell Williams' 5-year-old championships record. Gittens also set the Trinidad & Tobago's record and became the best pentathlete from a Caribbean nation. Her 4031 points put her 35th on the world indoor all-time list.
Wesley Kiptoo of Iowa State led from the gun in the 5000 meters and didn’t look back. He crossed the finish line in a new championships record of 13:23.77 held by Lawi Lalang of Arizona at 13:25.11.
Kiptoo finished 6 seconds ahead of Eric Hamer of Colorado State who took second place with the new PB of 13:29.60.
See the complete NCAA indoor championships results here.