Arkansas distance runner Dominique Scott had a wild weekend. First, she ran 8:55.19 in the 3000 meters to clinch a national title for the Razorbacks, their first national championship in a women's sport. Her time was the fourth-best ever at a national championship meet.
Waiting for her when she stepped off the podium was her boyfriend, fellow Hog Cameron Efurd. Efurd dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him.
The championship meet was held in Arkansas's home facility and Scott's parents flew all the way from South Africa to watch her run. They also knew before she did that Efurd would be proposing, according to Runner's World.
Efurd was an All-America middle-distance runner at Arkansas and graduated in 2013. When it came time to ask Scott to marry him, he turned to his coach for help. Coach Lance Halter, who coaches the men and women, helped put Efurd in touch with a jeweler to pick out the ring.
“My coach knew I would be getting engaged this past weekend [ahead of] my parents, over me,” Scott told Runner's World. “He knew.”
- Dan Gartland