Angela Williams Runs Fastest 100m Time In World This Year In Win At Mt. Sac Relays
April 22, 2002
Walnut, Calif. - Senior three-time NCAA 100-meter champ Angela Williams blazed a world-leading and NCAA automatic time of 11.06 to win the 100-meter dash on Sunday as both the No. 1 Women of Troy and the No. 17 USC men's track and field team competed at the 43rd Mt. Sac Relays held at Mt. San Antonio College on April 19-21.
Williams defeated a star-studded field, slipping by Natasha Mayers, whose time of 11.09 is the second-fastest in the world to date in 2002, and far ahead of Arizona All-American Brianna Glenn (11.34) and former teammates Tori Edwards (11.50) and Candace Young (11.69).
It's the fastest non-wind-aided 100-meter time for Williams since running a school-record 11.04 to win the NCAA 100-meter title as a freshman.
Another school record holder--triple jumper Julien Kapek--extended his record even further by jumping a nation-leading 55-8 1/2 to take third against a fine field of international jumpers.
The Women of Troy picked up NCAA automatic qualifying marks from sophomore Inga Stasiulionyte in the javelin (182-7), junior Julianna Tudja in the hammer (201-6), senior Cynthia Ademiluyi in the shot (54-1 3/4) and sophomore L'Orangerie Crawford in the shot (53-0 1/4), plus NCAA provisional marks from senior Kinshasa Davis in the 200 meters (23.13), senior Tatyana Obukhova in the triple jump (43-2 1/4), junior Aleksandra Pieluzek in the 400-meter IH (57.64), senior Cynthia Ademiluyi in the discus (177-9) and the 1600-meter relay squad (3:34.80).
Also for the Trojan men, sophomore Dawid Jaworski finished tied for fourth in the high jump with a mark of 7-0 1/2, while senior Kevin Elliot ran a Pac-10 qualifying 1:49.73 in the 800 meter run in his first race back after sitting out a month due to a calf injury.
The men's and women's track and field teams travel to the UC San Diego Open on Saturday, April 27, before facing UCLA in the annual dual meet on May 4 at Drake Stadium in Westwood.