Notre Dame’s Jacobs wins 10K title at NCAA Championships

Notre Dame junior Dylan Jacobs overcame a fall to win the 10,000 meters on opening day of the NCAA track and field championships on Wednesday.

Jacobs took the lead on the final lap and held off second-placed Oklahoma State Alex Maier to cross the finish line in 28 minutes, 12.32 seconds. Abdihamid Nur of northern Arizona was third.

“I came downstairs and was like, ‘Well, it happened. I have to get up and finish now,” Jacobs said of his fall on the track at Hayward Field.

Southeast Missouri State senior Logan Blomquist won the hammer with a personal best 240 feet 8 inches (73.37 meters) in the final round.

“I was nervous knowing it came down to one last pitch and that was it,” Blomquist said. “I’ve worked so hard for so long for this moment.

Tennessee rookie Wayne Pinnock won the men’s long jump at 26-3 (8 yards). Former Texan Adrian Piperi won the shot put at 70-7 1/4 (21.52 meters).

Penn’s sophomore Marc Minichello won the javelin with a personal best 266-3 (81.17 meters). Princeton junior Sondre Guttormsen took the pole vault an 18-10 1/4 (5.75 yards).

The rest of Wednesday’s events were semi-finals. Micah Williams of Oregon ran the 100 in 10.03 to lead the field for Friday’s final.

NCAA indoor champion Javonte’ Harding of North Carolina A&T finished first in the 200m semifinals in 19.98, but he was disqualified for a lane violation. Harding qualified for the 100m final.

The athletics championships alternate between men’s and women’s events, with women due to open their competition on Thursday.

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