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Y.'s Myles-Mills wins men’s 100m dash

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Unheralded Leonard Myles-Mills of BYU ended the unbeaten season of Washington's highly touted freshman, Ja'Warren Hooker, by winning the men's 100-meter dash in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday night.

Hooker, the Huskies' sensational sprinter and wide receiver-kick returner, had won 12 outdoor 100s without a loss this season, including the Pac-10 title, after having won the 55-meter dash indoors.But he couldn't hold off the late charge of Myles-Mills, who collared him about seven meters from the finish, nor TCU's Jarmiene Holloway, who finished second.

Myles-Mills, a junior from Ghana, was timed in a wind-aided 10.20 seconds, with Holloway clocked in 10.24 and Hooker in 10.25. Hooker was trying to become the first freshman to win the 100 title since Auburn's Stanley Floyd in 1980.

Utah State University juniors Jessica Drake and Erin Hartvigsen finished 12th and 22nd respectively in the women's hammer throw, while senior Scott Schaley finished 15th in the shot put.

Drake threw the hammer 187 feet, 5 inches for her 12th-place showing, and Hartvigsen reached 180-1.

Schaley closed out his Aggies career with a throw of 57-02 in the shot put for his 15th-place finish.