Track and Field: Former Sooners Compete at USATF

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 5:28 AM
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Former Sooners, including former NCAA Champion Ronnie Ash, completed competition at the United States Track and Field Championships over the weekend.

Ash, who ended his Sooner career in 2010 with a third place NCAA finish, had the best time in the field in the 110-meter hurdles through the semifinals. His final collegiate race was his only loss of the 2010 season.

Currently competing for Nike, Ash posted a 13.30 in the preliminaries to lead the field. He ran a 12.99 in Sunday's semifinals, again the best time in the field. Disaster struck in the final as Ash, who was again leading the field, fell over the eighth hurdle and did not finish the race.

Pat Casey, Nike/Oregon TC Elite, finished second in the men's 1500 with a time of 3:38.94. Riley Masters, competing with Brooks, finished seventh with a 3:40.05.

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Mookie Salaam, who had the 11th best time in the 100 in the prelims, posted the sixth best time in the semis with a 10.08. Salaam, competing for adidas, finished seventh with a 10.90 in the final.

Luke Bryant, competing unattached, in the discus, posted his best throw in the first round of competition. He finished 16th with an 181-11.

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