I freelanced for Knoxville News Sentinel (Knox News.) during the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. I wrote two stories on deadline, focusing on former University of Tennessee's Christian Coleman's performances over the two days of the men's competitions.
EUGENE, Oregon - University of Tennessee junior Christian Coleman’s father once told him, “Whatever you do, try to be the best.” Friday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships at Hayward Field, Coleman took his father’s advice. He won both the 100- and 200-meter events, becoming the second sprinter to ever sweep the double NCAA sprint titles in the indoor 60 and 200, and the outdoor 100 and 200.
EUGENE, Oregon - If there is such a thing as over-qualifying for a final, Tennessee junior Christian Coleman has done just that. The junior ran a wind-legal time of 9.82 seconds in the 100-meter semifinals at Wednesday’s NCAA outdoor track and field championships at Historic Hayward Field. Coleman's time is the fourth-fastest American time ever, a top-10 time in the world and broke a six-year-old collegiate record by 0.07 seconds.