DES MOINES, Iowa — The Texas A&M women are in fourth and 10 points behind Oregon, which leads with 33 after Anne Kesselring won the 800 and Melissa Gergel took the pole vault.
In the women’s 100, Oklahoma’s Candyce McGrone upset LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan to win in 11.08, with up-and-coming Oregon freshman English Gardner finishing seventh.
Miami (Fla.) hurdler Ti’erra Brown, who missed the indoor meet with a hamstring injury and was twice an NCAA runner-up in the 400 hurdles, plodded through a passing downpour to take the event in 55.65.
Friday started hours earlier than originally scheduled after heavy storms postponed the final events of Thursday’s slate. The ugly weather forced decathletes to come back in the morning to finish the event, which must be completed 48 hours after it starts for the results to be official.