COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Florida and Oregon won the men's and women's team titles for the second straight year at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field championships on Saturday.
Florida's Jeff Demps, who also plays for the Gators' football team, won his second consecutive 60-meter dash title with a school-record time, and Will Claye set an NCAA meet record in winning the triple jump, helping the Gators amass 52 points.
Texas A&M won the last event of the meet — the 1,600-meter relay — to finish second with 40 points. BYU was third with 34.
"This was the best we've ever done with one of our best indoor teams ever," BYU men's coach Mark Robison said. "It has been a pretty special weekend and I am so pleased."
On the women's side, Oregon's Jordan Hasay won the mile and 3,000 less than two hours apart on Saturday to score 20 of the Ducks' 67 points.
Texas was second with 38 and LSU finished third with 37.
BYU's Miles Batty won the men's mile (3:59.49), one of three victories for the Cougars this weekend.
"Batty was just unbelievable," Robison said. "We were very fortunate and this has been a memorable weekend and an incredibly fortunate last few days."
As for the BYU women, Lacey Bleazard won the second 800-meter National title of her career, finishing the race in 2:04.09 to take home the victory.
"It was our plan to have her go out fast and take the lead early," BYU women's coach Patrick Shane said. "A couple runners tried to pass her on the final lap but she held them off and had a great finish. I could not be more proud of her. She ran the race perfect."
Bleazard led for most of the race, taking the early lead during the second of four laps. During the final 60 meters Michigan's Jillian Smith made a push for the lead, but Bleazard had the better finishing speed and won by a wide margin, .69 seconds.
With the victory, Bleazard becomes the first BYU women's track athlete to win multiple National Championships in one event since Tiffany Lott-Hogan won the outdoor heptathlon title in 1997 and 1998.
As a team the Cougars finished with 14 points, 10 coming from Bleazard's championship finish in the 800-meters and four from Ada Robinson's fifth place high jump finish. The two top eight finishes were enough for BYU to take 15th place as a team.
This meet marks the conclusion of the NCAA indoor season. Outdoor season will begin for BYU with the San Diego State Invitational on March 18-19.