ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (March 11) — Florida and Arkansas are currently leading the team points standings for the women’s and men’s events, respectively, at the closing of Day 1 action at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships, held at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Florida is in the lead for the women’s standings with 21 points. The team accumulated points in six of the 17 scored events on the opening day. Arkansas trails in second with 18 points, followed by NC State, Notre Dame, and Ole Miss with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Stanford is in sixth place with 15 points, while Alabama and Oklahoma are tied with 14 points each. Texas is in eighth place with 12 points. – Read more: Julien Alfred breaks collegiate 60m record again with 6.96 secs in Albuquerque
On the men’s side, Arkansas tops the standings with 20 points, having earned points through five of the 17 finals. Ole Miss holds second place with 14 points, followed by BYU, Northern Arizona, and Oklahoma State, each with 11 points, rounding out the top five.
At the end of Day 1, Kennesaw State, Princeton, and Tennessee are the only teams to have reached double-digit scoring.
During the opening day, four records were broken, three of them on the women’s side. Jasmine Moore of Florida recorded a 7.03m jump to win the women’s long jump. St. Lucian standout sprinter Julien Alfred of Texas won the women’s 60m in 6.96 seconds.
Jamaican sensation Ackera Nugent of Arkansas set a new 60m hurdles record, finishing in 7.72 seconds, while Princeton’s Sondre Guttormsen set a record of 6.00m in the men’s pole vault.
The first day of the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships was eventful, with Florida and Arkansas leading their respective team standings.
The competitions will continue on Saturday, 11 March, with World-Track and New Media Wire continuing to provide updates on all the latest results and records.