"I really just prayed about it and let my body do the work. I'm trying to prove how capable I am of running these bigger times." - Raevyn Rogers following her record-breaking run
Rogers anchored two relay teams to collegiate outdoor records – one of which has since fallen (sprint medley) – but the one that remains on top fittingly made double history at Historic Hayward Field.
First, it lowered the 4x400 record to 3:23.13 (Rogers split 49.77). Secondly, Rogers held off Southern California's Kendall Ellis to give Oregon 10 huge team points that secured the outdoor title and assured the Ducks the first women's Triple Crown in NCAA DI history.
Rogers is the fourth woman from Oregon to be named a finalist. Brianne Theisen (2012), Laura Roesler (2014) and Jenna Prandini (2015) are the others. Both Roesler and Prandini are former winners of The Bowerman.