Earlier this week at the start of the NCAA Track & Field Championships, Oregon sprinter Kyree King had a historic day, setting school records in both the 100 and 200 meter dash races, and also ran on the 4x100 team that set another school record.
While King didn't take the 100 meter title, he turned in a strong performance, finishing fourth with a time of 10.20 seconds, just barely missing a top three finish.
Tennessee’s Christian Coleman won the race in 10.04 seconds while Houston’s Cameron Burell took second in 10.12 seconds. Christopher Belcher from North Carolina A&T rounded out the top three in 10.19 seconds, just one hundredth of a second ahead of King.
His finish is the best Oregon has seen in 47 years.
Fourth for Kyree King is the best @OregonTF result in the men's 100 since 1970 (Al Hearvey)— Jesse Squire (@tracksuperfan) June 10, 2017