Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
SCOTT BAGS NCAA DOUBLE
Dominique Scott closed out her university track career in style on Saturday, adding the women’s 5 000m title to the 10 000m crown she secured earlier in the week at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
The Arkansas Razorbacks athlete covered the distance in 15:57.07 to finish nearly three seconds clear of Norwegian Aurora Dybedokken (Oklahoma State) who finished second in 16:00.81.
This was Scott’s last appearance for the University of Arkansas before her eligibility comes to an end, as she prepares to embark on a professional career.
On Friday, Gerhard de Beer (Arizona) took fourth place in the men’s discus throw at the top-flight collegiate showpiece, launching a best attempt of 60.88m, just eight centimetres short of a place on the podium.
Compatriot Jan-Louw Kotze (59.79m) ended sixth.
Aside from Scott, long jumper Roelf Pienaar (Arkansas State) was the only other SA medallist at the four-day NCAA Championships, producing a best leap of 7.93m to earn silver.