March 9, 2012
NAMPA, Idaho – The University of Oklahoma men’s distance medley relay team finished sixth in the event finals on the opening day of the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships. Eric Harasyn, Jamel Wood, Frezer Legesse and Riley Masters combined to cross the line in nine minutes, 36.90 seconds, the fourth fastest time in program history.
Harasyn opened with a 2:58.21 time on the 1,200-meter lap before giving way to Wood who ran a 400-meter split of 47.25 seconds. Legeese turned in a 1:49.57 800-meter leg, while Masters closed out the race with a 4:01.89 mile.
Harasyn finished one spot out of a qualifying place in the men’s mile preliminaries. He took sixth in the event’s first heat, running 4:07.46. Harasyn took 11th overall as the top 10 times advanced to Saturday evening’s final.
Malcolm Anderson closed out his Oklahoma career with an NCAA-indoor meet best ninth-place finish in the men’s 60-meter hurdles preliminaries. Anderson ran 7.76 seconds to finish sixth in the first heat. The time is two-hundredths of a second shy of his collegiate best in the event and was one spot from qualifying for Saturday evening’s final.
Oklahoma has three individuals competing during event finals on Saturday. The women’s shot put featuring Tia Brooks and Karen Shump gets underway at 8 p.m. CT. George Alex runs the men’s 3,000-meter final at 8:55 p.m. CT. Live results are available via a link at SoonerSports.com.
ESPN3 will stream the meet live Saturday from 7:00 p.m.-10:15 p.m. CT. A tape delay of the championship airs Sunday, March 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU. NCAA.com and BroncoSports.com will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Saturday (11:30 a.m.-7 pm CT).
2012 NCAA Division I Track and Field Indoor Championships – Day One Results
Jacksons Track – Nampa, Idaho – March, 9, 2012
Men’s Mile (prelims): 11. Eric Harasyn, 4:07.46; Men’s 60m Hurdles (prelims): 9. Malcolm Anderson, 7.76; Men’s Distance Medley Relay: 6. Harasyn, Baker, Legesse, Masters, 9:36.90