Ge­or­gia, South­ern Cal­i­for­nia win NCAA ti­tles

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS -

Denzel Come­nen­tia got Ge­or­gia started on its bid for the school’s first na­tional ti­tle — and his team­mates fin­ished it off Fri­day.

Come­nen­tia won the ham­mer and shot put to lead the Bull­dogs to the men’s team cham­pi­onship at the NCAA Di­vi­sion I out­door cham­pi­onships at Hay­ward Field in Eu­gene, Ore.

A ju­nior, Come­nen­tia took the ham­mer (250 feet, 8 inches) and shot put (67-7½) Wed­nes­day. Team­mate

Karl Saluri was sec­ond in the de­cathlon Thurs­day. On Fri­day, the fi­nal day of the men’s cham­pi­onship, Ge­or­gia got third-place fin­ishes from Keenon

Laine in the high jump and Kendal Wil­liams in the 200 me­ters.

The Bull­dogs won the ti­tle with 52 points. Florida was sec­ond (42), fol­lowed by Hous­ton (35) and South­ern Cal­i­for­nia (34).

South­ern Cal­i­for­nia won the meet-end­ing 1,600me­ter re­lay to beat Ge­or­gia by a point Satur­day for the women’s ti­tle.

Ken­dall El­lis an­chored the Tro­jans to vic­tory, ral­ly­ing to edge Pur­due’s Jah­neya Mitchell at the fin­ish line. USC won in 3 minutes, 27.06 sec­onds, and Pur­due fin­ished in 3:27.13.

That gave the Tro­jans 53 points, 1 more than Ge­or­gia and 2 ahead of Stan­ford.

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