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USC Women’s Track relay ends with insane come-from-behind rally

USC women clinched the NCAA Track and Field Championship thanks to an wild rally on the final leg

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Entering the 4x400 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.