Women's Track And Field Crushes Brigham Young, 118-40.
March 23, 2002
Los Angeles - The defending NCAA champion Women of Troy track and field team won 18 of 19 events to trounce the Brigham Young women, 118-40, while the Brigham Young men edged the Trojan men, 93.5-92.5, in dual meet action at Katherine B. Loker Stadium on the campus of USC on Saturday, March 23.
The Oregon Duck men's track and field team also competed, but only the Cougars' and Trojans' competions were scored in the meet, which followed the international format of five points for a first place, three for second, two for third and one for fourth.
The Women of Troy picked up two wins each from senior All-Americans Tatyana Obukhova and Cynthia Ademiluyi. Obukhova, the two-time Pac-10 triple jump champ, won the long jump with a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 20-7 3/4 (tied for sixth on the all-time USC long jump chart) and also claimed the triple jump victory with an NCAA-provisional 42-0. Ademiluyi won the shot put with an NCAA-automatic 54-0 1/2 and the discus with an NCAA-provisional 167-1.
USC also got wins from senior Disia Page in the 100 meters (personal-best 11.57w), senior Kinshasa Davis in the 200 meters (23.91), junior Nakiya Johnson in the 400 meters (55.02), senior Aleksandra Deren in the 800 meters (2:06.43), junior Brooke Thomas in the 3000 meters (10:14.93), senior Natasha Neal in the 100-meter hurdles (13.52w), junior Aleksandra Pieluzek in the 400-meter hurdles (60.23), junior Spring Harris in the high jump (5-5), freshman Melissa Astete in the pole vault (12-0), sophomore L'Orangerie Crawford in the hamer (192-8), sophomore Inga Stasiulionyte in the javelin (167-4) and both the 400-meter relay (44.80) and 1600-meter relay (3:44.98).
Brigham Young's lone win came in the 1500 meters, won by Nan Evans in a time of 4:34.76.
The USC men were led by junior All-American Ryan Wilson, who blazed to a personal-best and NCAA automatic 13.59 to win the 110-meter high hurdles and a season-best 51.60 to win the 400-meter hurdles. Wilson's mark moved him to seventh on the all-time USC 110-meter high hurdles chart. Freshman sprinter Wes Felix also had an outstanding meet, recording two personal-bests in winning both the 100 meters (10.48) and 200 meters (21.24). Junior two-sport athlete Marcell Allmond had a remarkable day in his own right, practicing as a cornerback with the Trojan football squad on their first day of spring practice before dashing off to Loker Stadium to compete in the 110-meter hurdles (season-best 14.14) and the javelin (188-9).
The BYU men were led by Aron Szmuda, who won the long jump with an NCAA-provisional mark of 25-3 1/4 and by their distance corps, which took the top two places in the 800-meter run, the top three places in the 1500 meters and the top two places in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
The Trojans also got wins from sophomore Dawid Jaworski in the high jump (7-0 1/2), sophomore Julien Kapek in the triple jump (52-6 1/2), junior Michael Murray in the hammer (personal-best 197-11) and by the 400-meter relay squad (41.15).
For Oregon, Micah Harris ran a season-best 13.91 to take second in the 110-meter hurdles, Jason Boness jumped a season-best 7-0 1/2 to take second in the high jump, sophomore Trevor Woods vaulted a season-best 17-6 1/2 to win the pole vault and Adam Jenkins won the javelin with a throw of 200-5.
It was the final home meet for 14 USC men and 11 Women of Troy athletes, inlcuding four-time NCAA champion senior Angela Williams, whose final race at Loker Stadium in a USC uniform was the second leg of the Women of Troy's 1600-meter relay.
Also in attendance: the 1952 USC men's national championship squad, the 1977 USC team, former Trojan sprinters Lennox Miller and Inger Miller, famed high jumper Charlie Dumas and world 100-meter record-holder Maurice Greene.
The USC track and field teams are next in action on March 29-30 at the Stanford Relays in Palo Alto, Calif.