Entering the 4×400 relay, USC women needed an outright win in order to capture the championship – which is exactly what happened.
Those who watched witnessed one of the most dramatic finishes in recent memory: things got off to a rough start as USC bobbled the baton handoff. Purdue’s Jahneya Mitchell had a strong, first-place lead with Oregon close behind.
As you can see in the video below, USC was in third heading into the final turn – well behind Purdue and Oregon. It was then that Trojan runner Kendall Ellis showed off a certain flare for the dramatic, and closed the gap, stealing the 1st place finish and the championship:
Everyone loves a photo-finish – especially when it ends in your team’s favor.
Suffice to say that Kendall Ellis’ performance won’t be soon forgotten.