Track And Field Teams Make Mark On Mt. Sac Relays

April 23, 2001

The USC men's and women's track and field teams competed at the 43rd annual Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. this past weekend. Several Trojans recorded season-bests and personal-bests as the track season moved into full gear.

On the men's side: senior Andre Ammons won his 400m heat while racing to a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 45.97. It was the second week in a row that Ammons has topped his personal best, junior Kevin Elliot ran a personal-best 1:48.71 in the 800m--an NCAA provisional mark, the 1600m relay squad ran 3:06.00, another NCAA provisional mark. Meanwhile, the decathlon corps was in competition at Azusa Pacific on Thursday-Friday. Junior Russell Silvers recorded a score of 6868 to qualify for Pac-10s, while junior Tell Hendren scored 6596 and freshman Corey Fitzgibbon scored 5813.

On the women's side: senior Brigita Langerholc ran a nation-leading and NCAA automatic time of 2:03.20 to win the 800m at Mt. Sac, junior triple jumper Tatyana Obukhova jumped a non-wind-aided personal best of 43-2 1/4 to provisionally qualify for NCAAs, junior Lucyna Ligaj ran a season-best 4:25.03 in the 1500m, good enough to qualify for the Pac-10 meet and just one second off an NCAA provisional mark, junior Cynthia Ademiluyi threw a season-best and NCAA automatic 52-7 1/2 to win the shot put, and the 1600m relay ran 3:34.86 (fifth on the all-time Women of Troy list) to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs.

Both USC teams take this week off in preparation for the 68th annual USC-UCLA dual meet to be held at Katherine B. Loker Stadium on the campus of USC on May 5.

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