Track And Field Squads Put Up Good Marks At Three Different Locations This Past Weekend
March 24, 2003
Spring Harris, Shelton Davis, Jeff Ryan, L'Orangerie Crawford, Justin Neems, Miya Edmonson and Brandon Matlock all hit personal bests this past weekend as the USC men's and women's track and field teams competed at meets hosted by Cal State Sacramento, Cal State Northridge and Occidental.
At Sacramento, Harris, won the high jump competition with a leap of 6-0 1/2. That mark moves her into third on the all-time Women of Troy high jump chart. Ryan won the pole vault with a height of 17-4 1/2 (his previous best was 17-3). Edmonson won the 200m with a time of 23.78. Neems won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:55.09. Matlock won the 400 meters with a 47.16 that beats his previous best of 47.25.
Other winners at Sacramento included Amy Thiel in the hammer (184-1) and discus (157-10), Dawid Jaworski in the high jump (6-9 3/4), Virginia Powell in the 100m HH (13.73), Ryan Wilson in the 110m HH (13.87) and 400m IH (51.16), Nakiya Johnson in the 400m (54.89), Edmonson in the 100m (11.85), Wes Felix in the 100m (10.65) and 200m (21.20), Raphael Asafo-Agyei in the 800m (1:51.72), and the men's 400m relay (40.63) and 1600m relay squads (3:12.79).
Highlights of the CSUN meet included outstanding throws by Julianna Tudja in the hammer (208-7) and Crawford in the shot (54-6 1/2, improving her third-place mark on the USC list).
The Occidental meet saw Shelton Davis winning the decathlon with a personal-best 7,236, good for sixth-place on the USC all-time chart. Jonas Hallgrimmson, a freshman, scored 6,855 to finish third.
The Trojans face a tough test this weekend when both squads compete at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Palo Alto.