Neville Takes Third Among Nation's Elite in 400m Finals
June 10, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Indiana junior David Neville claimed third place in the finals of the 400m at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 10 at Sacramento State's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. In front of a live television audience, the Merrillville, Ind., product set a career best in the event with a time of 44.94.
Neville turned in the best time in the 400m of his illustrious Hoosier career with a third-place, 44.94 finish. Despite coming off the fourth turn in the lead, LSU's Xavier Carter, who narrowly edged Neville at the NCAA Indoor Championships, took the title with a time of 44.53.
Neville's third-place mark in the 400m marks his fifth All-American certificate in three years and his third in the 400m.
Neville advanced to the finals after taking 11th in the prelims with a time of 47.50, followed by a then-personal best 45.03 for third place in semifinals.
Additionally, Neville became the first Hoosier to score for Indiana. Neville's impressive run moved IU into a tie for 29th place with six points.
Neville will also compete later in the day in the men's 4x400m relay team. The team comprised of Doug Dayhoff, Ryan Smith, Trey Warfield and Neville will run for the title on live television. All of the action will be broadcasted on CBS. Additionally, Kyle Jenkins is competing for a NCAA title in the triple jump. Jenkins heads into the finals of the event riding a first-place finish in the prelims.
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* - Indicates personal best
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