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Freshman wins 10,000 crown

on June 12, 2014 11:03 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek surged on the final lap to win the 10,000 meters at the NCAA track and field championships.

Cheserek won in a personal-best 28 minutes, 30.18 seconds, smoking the field with a 53.31-second final lap. He is the first freshman to win the event since UTEP’s Suleiman Nyambui in 1979.

• OSLO, Norway (AP) — Allyson Felix showed she was getting back to her best by winning the 200 meters at the Bislett Games, and Americans also had success in the long jump, triple jump and shot put.

Felix, the Olympic and three-time world champion, won in 22.73 seconds, ahead of Jodie Williams of Britain in 22.97.

Tianna Bartoletta of the U.S. jumped a year-leading 7.02 meters to win the women’s long jump, Will Claye led an American 1-2 finish in the men’s triple jump, and Joe Kovacs won the shot put.

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