March 13, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Eric Jenkins won the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 48.36 seconds to help defending national champion Oregon take the lead Friday after the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The Ducks had 32 points, nine more than second-place Arkansas.

Top-ranked Florida was third with 16 points, with senior Marquis Dendy winning his second indoor championship in the long jump with a leap of 27 feet, 2 inches.

Dendy, the Southeastern Conference champion in both the long and triple jumps, won the event two years ago before a shoulder injury limited him to 16th in the long jump last year.

Georgia topped the women's standings with 14 points. Defending champion Oregon had 13 1/2.

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