LA CROSSE, Wis. --- Junior All-American Adam Scalesse, the top seed in the nation in the 110 meter hurdles broke his own school-record by posting the fastest time of the day a 14.13 in the trials to advance to the finals at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Scalesse, three-time All-American will take a preferred lane, lane four in the finals next to Terrence Gibson from Worcester State, setting up a rematch from the Indoor Track and Field Championships when Gibson beat Scalesse in March. The race will take place at 3:25 p.m. (CST) on Saturday.
His fastest time and the fastest time in the nation this season was a 14.16 before his record breaking performance today.
Ryan Lopez-Jordan from Marietta had the second fastest time (14.29) in the trials while Gibson had the third best performance (14.31)
During the outdoor season, Scalesse beat Gibson at both the Division III New England Championships on May 4 and the All-New England Championships on May 11.
Gibson, however, beat him out in the final race of the 60 meter hurdles this past indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Championships with the ninth-fastest split in Division III history (8.04).
Ironically, the only two returning All-Americans from in the 110 hurdles from a year ago are Lopez-Jordan and Scalesse, who were seventh (14.56) and eighth (15.15), respectively.
Also on Friday, Coast Guard junior Clay Kosack placed 13th in the decathlon with 6,175 points in his first appearance at the NCAA Championships. He was 17th heading into today's second and final day of the decathlon.
Kosack ran a 16.47 in the 100 hurdles, had a toss of 108-10 in the discus, jumped 12 feet, 11.5 inches in the pole vault, had a throw of 150-5 in the javelin and ran a 4:43.45 in the 1,500 meters.