Men’s All-Dual Meet Team

A few days ago I premiered the “All-Dual Meet Team”. The idea is fairly simple: thirty-two top NCAA athletes selected based on high achievement and/or versatility.

I attempted (and succeeded at) filling three spots in each standard dual meet event. Duals almost always include a 3000 or 5000 but not both, so “3k/5k” refers to both as a single unit. To be selected in an event, the athlete had to have done it (or its indoor equivalent) in a dual/tri/quad meet.

The Team

Akron
Shawn Barber – pole vault

Alabama
Diondre Batson – 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 relay

Arizona
Lawi Lalang – 1500 meters and 3k/5k
Edgar Rivera-Morales – high jump

Arizona State
Jordan Clarke – shot put, discus, and hammer

Arkansas
Taarik Batchelor – long jump and triple jump
Caleb Cross – 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and 4×400 alternate
Andrew Irwin – pole vault
Stanley Kebenei – steeplechase
Anthony May – high jump, long jump, and triple jump

Cal
Collin Jarvis – steeplechase and 3k/5k
Hammed Suleman – triple jump and long jump

Cal Poly
John Prader – pole vault

Illinois State
Tim Glover – javelin

Kansas State
Erik Kynard – high jump

LSU
Rodney Brown – discus and shot put
Aaron Ernest – 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 relay

Oregon
Jonathan Cabral – 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles
Sam Crouser – javelin
Mac Fleet – 1500 meters
Elijah Greer – 800 meters

Purdue
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi – shot put and hammer

Stanford
Michael Atchoo – 1500 meters and 800 meters

Texas A&M
Henry Lelei – steeplechase
Deon Lendore – 400 meters and 4×400 relay
Sam Humphreys – javelin

UCLA
Julian Wruck – discus throw

USC
Remy Conaster – hammer throw
Bryshon Nellum – 200 meters, 400 meters, and 4×400 relay
Reggie Wyatt – 400 meters, 400 hurdles and 4×400 relay

Awards

Most Valuable Athlete
Caleb Cross (Arkansas) scored the most points of any athlete on a top-ten team: three firsts (one each in the Oregon dual, Texas A&M-LSU triangular, and Texas dual), two seconds (one each vs Oregon and vs Texas), and legs on two winning relays (both vs Oregon).

Outstanding single performance in a dual meet
Elijah Greer (Oregon), 1:46.20 (800 meters) vs Arkansas, which broke a 35-year-old dual meet record
Honorable mention: Julian Wruck (UCLA), 66.05m/216-8 (discus) vs LSU and TCU, also a national dual meet record

Outstanding multiple performances in a single dual meet
Lawi Lalang (Arizona), 3:41.52 (1500 meters) and 13:40.85 (5000 meters) vs Arizona State and Northern Arizona, one of the best distance doubles ever in dual meet history

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