Maia Ramsden made an impressive entrance at the NCAA Indoor Championships, holding not just the second-fastest mile time in US collegiate history but also a significant lead over her competitors.

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Fresh from her standout performance at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, where Ramsden set a new national record for New Zealand at 1500m, she continued to showcase her exceptional talent at the NCAA event in Boston. Donning her Harvard kit, Ramsden clocked a remarkable 4:25.13 to secure the NCAA mile title, shattering a championship record of 4:27.18 that had stood for nine years.

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This remarkable achievement was part of a series of outstanding performances on the final day of the championships, not only determining the top performers among US collegians but also comparing favorably with international standards.

Christopher Morales-Williams of Georgia claimed victory in the men’s 400m with a rapid time of 44.67. However, Morales-Williams’ time could not be officially recognized due to technical rule violations related to the starting blocks.

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The Arizona State 4x400m relay team achieved a world-leading time of 3:02.35, narrowly surpassing Belgium’s performance at the World Indoors.

Leo Neugebauer of Texas continued his dominance in combined events by winning the heptathlon with 6347 points, breaking a 22-year-old German record. Texas Tech secured the men’s championship with 50.5 points, thanks to Terrence Jones’ victories in the 60m and 200m.

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Louisiana State’s Brianna Lyston delivered a stellar performance in the 60m with a time of 7.03, ranking as the fourth-fastest in the world for the year.

Other notable achievements included JaMeesia Ford breaking her own world U20 indoor record in the 200m (22.34), Jasmine Jones setting a personal best in the 60m hurdles (7.77), and Britain’s Amber Anning meeting expectations in the 400m (50.79).


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Rachel Glenn soared to victory in the high jump, adding six centimeters to her personal best, tying the collegiate indoor record, and ranking third on the US indoor all-time list with a height of 2.00m.

The NCAA Indoor Championships also witnessed repeat champions, with Florida’s Parker Valby securing the 3000m crown in a championship record time of 8:41.50, following her earlier triumph in the 5000m. Northern Arizona’s Nico Young mirrored this success, winning the 3000m in 7:41.01, also setting a championship record, to complement his Friday victory in the 5000m.

Arkansas emerged as the women’s team champion with 55 points, surpassing Florida’s total of 50. The final day not only showcased the excellence of US collegiate athletes but also their ability to compete at an international level.