2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles

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Notes: Salisbury senior Cory Beebe defended his national title in the men's 400-meter hurdles in a stadium time of 51.19. Beebe became a four-time All-American. Ben Zill of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was runner-up for the second year in a row in a time of 52.07. Emory senior Alex Greenhouse was third in 52.22.

Cory Beebe Quotes
What it means to finish your career on that top step of the podium: “It means a lot after having to go through some tough times after being a two-time All-American in this event and then transferring to Salisbury. It meant a lot to get through all my injuries and grab those two awards early in my career. I came back and was able to get on top last year at the outdoor meet at Marietta.”
Did winning last year help you relax heading into this outdoor meet? “It did help me to relax. I knew coming in that I had that target on my back. I came into this meet as the No. 1 seed at I think 50.66 which I posted just a few weeks ago, so I knew I had high hopes coming in. A lot of people knew who I was coming back this year, so I definitely felt like there was a lot more pressure.”
What’s next for you? “I am really hoping to qualify for the US Nationals. I want to compete at the Drake Relays out in Des Moines with all the Division I guys and the all the pros.”
 
  
400 Meter Hurdles  
Round 1, Heat 1  
    1 Ben Zill, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh                   52.08Q            
    2 Kevin Cunningham, So, McMurry University          52.33q            
    3 Matt Marion, Jr, Rochester Inst Tech              53.08q            
    4 Chris Swift, Sr, Loras College                    53.12             
    5 Joe Rohlfing, Sr, Univ of St. Thomas              56.61             
      Sutton Coleman, So, Rose-Hulman Inst Tech            DQ             
Round 1, Heat 2  
    1 Taylor Ferda, Sr, Bethel University(Mn)           52.58Q            
    2 Demetrius Rooks, Fr, Richard Stockton             52.64q            
    3 Terry Smith, Jr, McMurry University               53.11q            
    4 Jabulani Blyden, Fr, Williams College             53.62             
    5 Peter Schroeder, So, Wisconsin Whitewater         54.79             
    6 Wesley Chamblee, Jr, Wabash College               55.37             
Round 1, Heat 3  
    1 Cory Beebe, Sr, Salisbury University              52.13Q            
    2 Alex Greenhouse, Sr, Emory University             52.87q            
    3 Kyle Gilroy, Jr, College of New Jersey            53.18             
    4 Matt Griswold, Jr, Univ of St. Thomas             53.95             
    5 Trevor Donadt, Sr, Tufts University               54.26             
Final  
    1 Cory Beebe, Sr, Salisbury University              51.19             
                                               Stadium record  
          Was 51.72; Safwan Williams, Lynchburg College, 1999  
    2 Ben Zill, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh                   51.46             
    3 Alex Greenhouse, Sr, Emory University             52.22             
    4 Kevin Cunningham, So, McMurry University          52.36             
    5 Taylor Ferda, Sr, Bethel University(Mn)           52.59             
    6 Demetrius Rooks, Fr, Richard Stockton             52.89             
    7 Matt Marion, Jr, Rochester Inst Tech              54.37             
    8 Terry Smith, Jr, McMurry University               54.58           
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