June 11, 2010
Complete Results | Championship Info
EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Chris Gowell earned the third All-America honor of his career with a seventh-place finish in the 800 meters on Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Gowell, who earned All-America honors at the 2009 indoor and outdoor national meets, came back from an injury at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships to get back on the awards stand outdoors.
In a stacked field, Gowell chased the field through the first lap, and made a late charge into seventh place at the finish. The Newport, South Wales, native finished with a time of 1:47.67 in front of a third-day NCAA record sell-out crowd of 11,972.
“This was maybe the deepest field ever in the 800, and I am really proud of how Chris fought this year, coming back after injuring himself indoors,” head coach Todd Harbour said. “He has meant so much to the resurgence of our middle distance program, just being a great teammate and great leader during his two years at Baylor.”
Baylor’s track and field team will conclude its 2010 season on Saturday with the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. The Lady Bears’ 4x100-meter relay team will be on the track at 10:03 a.m. PT, while Tiffany Townsend will compete in the 200-meter final at 10:41 a.m. PT, and the men’s 4x400-meter relay will run in the final at 11:50 a.m. PT. All of Saturday’s action on the track will be televised live on CBS from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT.