USC's Track And Field Team Has Solid Effort At Northridge Invitational

March 19, 2006

The USC track and field team competed at the Northridge Invitational on March 18 in Northridge, Calif with five Trojan athletes winning events.

Senior Noah Bryant won the men's shot, junior Kate Hutchinson won the women's javelin, junior Adam Midles won the men's hammer, freshman Eva Orban won the women's hammer and sophomore Carol Rodriguez won the women's 200m race at Northridge.

Bryant won the shot with a throw of 61-8 1/2 and teammate junior Will Denbo placed third with a throw of 58-3 3/4. Bryant also placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 167-1.

Midles won the hammer throw with a distance of 205-5, while Bryant placed third (195-3) and Denbo ninth (168-2).

Other Trojan men with top finishes included senior Blake Frazier second in the 110m HH (14.31), sophomore Kai Kelley fourth in the 110m HH (14.36), junior DeSean Cunningham fifth in the 800m (1:55.31) and freshman Derek Scott, Brandon Estrada and sophomore Daniel Corrigan who all tied for second in the pole vault at 15-7.

Hutchinson won the javelin with a throw of 176-6, while teammate junior Andrea McBride placed ninth (133-2).

Orban had the farthest hammer throw amongst the competing female collegians with a distance of 206-3.

Rodriguez won the 200m with a time of 52.92 while teammate junior Whitney Graham placed third with a time of 56.58.

Other Trojan women with top finishes included junior Michelle Sanford who came in second in both the long jump (19-2 3/4) and triple jump (40-6 1/4), senior Katarzyna Klisowska ninth in the triple jump (36-8 1/4), senior Tunisia Johnson who placed second in the 400m hurdles (62.09), freshman Katie Kirst who came in seventh in the 400m hurdles (65.45), junior Christina Eads eighth in the 3000m (10:28.81), senior Shannon Lewallen who placed fourth in the pole vault at a height of 11-5 3/4 and freshman Kenisha Strong who tied for seventh in the pole vault (10-11 3/4).

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