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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Canadas Cam Levins continued his blistering pace on the track Wednesday, racing to victory in the 10,000 metres at the NCAA Division 1 track and field championships. Shea McClellin Jersey . The University of Southern Utah senior from Black Creek, B.C., ran 28 minutes 07.14 for the victory. Stephen Sambu of Arizona was second in 28.09.52, while Chris Derrick of Stanford won the bronze in 28.17.28. Levinss victory gives Southern Utah its first NCAA outdoor national champion in track and field "That was the big goal for me. I wanted to leave them with that. They gave me the opportunity to run and improve. I am so thankful for that and to give back to them," Levins said. The 23-year-old has been turning heads on the track all season, winning the 10,000 metres at the Payton Jordan Invitational a few weeks ago, easily achieving the Olympic qualifying standard in his first time racing the distance. That result came a week after Levins outkicked the field to win the 5,000 metres at the Mt. SAC Relays, achieving the A-plus Olympic standard for London in that distance as well. Levins is scheduled to race the 5,000 metres at the NCAA championships as well. Oklahomas Brittany Borman won the javelin at 184 feet, 7 inches, Nebraska sophomore Chad Wright took the discus at 206-0, and Texass Marquise Goodwin won the long jump at 27-0. Stanfords Katerina Stefanidi won the womens pole vault at 14-7 1/4, and San Diego States Whitney Ashley took the discus at 196-10. Auburns Harry Adams qualified for the 100 final in 9.96, the fastest qualifying time in the history of the outdoor meet. The Wednesday session of the national outdoor is typically a light schedule loaded mostly with semifinals. There were only six titles on the line -- but Borman went for two of them. Borman, the school record holder in both the discus and the javelin, took home her second consecutive championship in the javelin. But while the rest of the top eight was honoured at midfield, Borman was back out at the discus. Borman didnt fare as well in the discus, although she wasnt expected to. Borman failed to qualify for the finals with a throw of 172-2, though defending her javelin title more than made up for it. "Ive been surrounded by a great team, great coaches, so I felt like they really prepared me for it," Borman said. Dukes Curtis Beach, second in the decathlon a year ago, also competed in two events -- the 800 and the long jump. But Beach finished 16th out of 24 runners in the 800 and missed the final in the long jump. Wrights winning throw in the discus came shortly after he noticed a small insect in the ring, which helped calm him down. "I was so focused and then I saw it and I said, Hold it, theres a bug in the ring. And I was laughing when I said it and it just relaxed me," Wright said. Many expect the womens team title race to come down to either LSU or Oregon -- though Texas A&M can never be counted out since its won the last three in a row. The Tigers and Ducks both shone in semifinals on the track. LSUs 400 relay team qualified first in 42.68, followed by the Aggies, and star sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan was first in her 100 heat in 11.11. Oregons Anne Kesselring, the defending champion in the 800, qualified in 2:02.66 despite finishing second in her heat in part because she got boxed in by the rail. "I went out too slow, which kind of surprised me. I feel like I was maybe a little bit asleep. But then I woke up and just gradually moved up and really attacked on the home stretch and it worked out for the best," Kesselring said. The Florida men are going for their first outdoor title after finishing second four times since 2004. Sprinter Tony McQuay ran a promising semifinal for the Gators by clocking in at 44.67, which was more than a second faster than the time he posted to win the NCAA indoor meet earlier this year. Texas A&Ms men also have won the last three NCAA outdoor titles. The Aggie men are favoured along with the Gators and Florida State, but they could be in trouble. Sophomore Prezel Hardy Jr., counted on by Texas A&M for major points in the 100, failed to make the final.
 
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