Track and Field

From Staff and Wire Reports

Miami freshman Gillian Russell upset injured world record-holder Michelle Freeman of Florida in the women's 55-meter hurdles at the NCAA indoor track and field championships at Indianapolis.

Russell, the 1990 world junior champion, was timed in 7.59 seconds. Freeman, who set the world record of 7.34 in the Southeastern Conference championships last month, smashed into the fourth hurdle and finished fourth in 7.61.

There also was a big upset in the men's 200 meters, as James Trapp of Clemson sped to victory in 20.66, with favored Jimmy French of Arkansas finishing sixth. Trapp's time was the third-fastest in NCAA history.

UCLA's Dawn Dumble won the women's shotput at 56 feet 11 1/2 inches, marking the third year in a row a UCLA woman has won the event. The Bruins' Melisa Weis was fourth at 51-7.

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