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Watch: Oregon Track Runner Celebrates Too Early, Loses Race


Celebrating before the goal line is something we’ve seen all too often in college football.

Apparently, this happens in track, too. Oregon senior Tanguy Pepiot was close to wrapping up the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Pepsi Invitational on Saturday when he motioned for the home crowd in Eugene to cheer.

Washington junior Meron Simon made up ground on his showboating rival to win the race by a tenth of a second. Oregon, though, still won the meet.

Remember, kids, don’t showboat until after you’ve crossed the finish line or goal line or what have you.