The women’s 4×400 heats are off. In the first heat, Jamaica’s UTech pulled away from Texas with 200 meters to go for a 3:32.81–3:33.54 victory.
In Heat 2, Texas A&M came from behind to win in 3:33.06, with Oregon (3:36.12) and early leader Virginia Tech (3:37.34) finishing second and third.
Arkansas (3:34.03) held off late charges from LSU (3:34.85, with a 51.99 anchor from Philly native LaTavia Thomas) and Penn State (3:35.08) to win Heat 3.
Track the results here.