EUGENE, Ore. - Cal State Northridge junior Carl Horsley finished 13th in the 100 meters and 21st in the 200 meters over two days at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field.
Horsley opened his competiton Wednesday afternoon in the 100 meter semifinals and the junior from Oakland, Calif., broke his two-week old school record with a time of 10.22. Although his time was just shy of reaching Friday's final it eclipsed his previous best of 10.23 set in the West Preliminary round in Austin, Texas. Horsley earned second team All-America honors for his efforts.
"You can't ask for more than to finish the season with PR's in three consecutive championship meets," said Matador head coach Avery Anderson. "And to PR at Nationals and finish 13th is a huge accomplishement."
Horsley capped his season Thursday in the semifinal round of the 200 meters, coming in 21st in a time of 20.78 which is just off his school record 20.73. His 200 meter time garnered Horsley Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
"Carl wasn't one of the most sought-after guys coming out of high school and with the injuries he had last season, it's huge for him to run this fast and go this far," said Anderson. "He came out and proved he was one of the best sprinters in the country."
2013 NCAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hosted by the University of Oregon (Historic Hayward Field)
DAY 1 (WEDNESDAY)
MEN'S 100 METER - SEMIFINALS - 1. Charles Silmon, TCU (9.92) ... 13. Carl Horsley (10.22*).
DAY 2 (THURSDAY)
MEN'S 200 METER - SEMIFINALS - 1. Bryshon Nellum, USC (19.99) ... 21. Carl Horsley (20.78).
* - Breaks his own CSUN record
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