Georgia, Southern California win NCAA titles
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.