Indoor Round Up

Feb. 17, 2005

USC results from:

The Husky Indoor

The Boise Invitational

The USC track and field teams primarily compete in outdoor track and field, but select athletes did take part in a couple events this winter.

The Husky Indoor Invitational Highlights

In the 60m dash qualifying, junior Virginia Powell ran 7.55 while sophomore Candice Davis ran 7.73. In the finals, Powell ran 7.37 to finish first, with Davis sixth at 7.70. That was an NCAA provisional qualifier for Powell.

In the 60m hurdles prelim, Powell ran 8.22, with Davis at 8.37. In the finals, Powell's 8.12 was tops among collegians and just a shade behind pro Michelle Perry's 8.11 (it was also an automatic qualifer for Powell). Davis placed fourth in 8.33--a provisional qualifier.

In the women's long jump, sophomore Kent St. transfer Alexandra Church made her Trojan debut and finished sixth with a height of 5-5 3/4.

In the women's long jump, sophomore Michelle Sanford was second with a leap of 19-5 1/2.

In the men's high jump, 2004 Indoor All-American Jesse Williams took the top spot with a height of 7-3 3/4, while new Trojan freshman Manjula Wijesekara was second at 7-1 3/4.

Boise State Invitational Highlights

Junior Jesse Williams won the high jump once again with a mark of 7-2 1/4, while Manjula Wijesekara was third at 6-10 3/4.

Sophomore William Denbo was second in the shot at 59-0.

Junior Virginia Powell continued to clean up in the hurdles, winning the 60m hurdles in 8.17 after qualifying in 8.13. Sophomore Candice Davis also continued to improve, qualifying in 8.56 (she did not finish in the final).

These two had an encore in the 60m dash, with Powell finishing second (7.34) behind Ashley Owens of LSU (7.28). Davis was 11th in 7.80.

The Trojan outdoor track and field season--in which USC has won 26 NCAA team titles on the men's side and one on the women's side--is set to start up on Feb. 26 with the Claremont Relays.

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