Trojans Announce 2007 Track & Field Recruiting Class

Nov. 30, 2006

The USC Trojans' track and field team announced today that it has received signed National Letters of Intent from Bryshon Nellum, Terry Prentice , Oscar Spurlock, Sarah Cocco and Lauren Guerrieri, according to USC Director of Track and Field Ron Allice.

Nellum, a two-sport star at Long Beach Poly (track and football) in Long Beach, Calif., is the No. 1 ranked 400m runner in high school by Track and Field News as he ran a 46.20. He also finished first in the state and third at the U.S. Junior Nationals as a junior. In the 200 meter race, he ranks fourth in the country, posting a time of 20.94. He won the state 200m title and placed first at Mt. SAC. Nellum also ran on the Long Beach Poly 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams.

Prentice, from Diamond Ranch HS in Pomona, Calif., was the number one rated long jumper and number three ranked 110m hurdler in high school last year as a junior. He won the state long jump title and the U.S. Junior Nationals and had a best jump of 24-5. As a hurdler, he won the California State title and the U.S. Junior Nationals and had a personal best time of 13.59

Spurlock, from Carter HS in Dallas, was the fifth rated 110m high school hurdler in the country as a junior. He finished second at the Texas Relays, first in the state of Texas and fourth at the U.S. Junior Nationals. Has a best time of 13.62 with a wind-aided time of 13.42.

Cocco, of Fairview HS in Boulder, Colo., is ranked as the number three 800m runner in the country by Track and Field News and is the top returning 800m runner. As a junior, she won the state championship and the Golden West Invitational, while placing sixth at the U.S. Junior Nationals in the 800m race. She has a best of 2:07.56 in the event. Cocco is expected to run both the 800m and 1,500m races while at USC.

Guerrieri, of Davis HS in Davis, Calif., will throw the discus and hammer for USC. She has a personal best of 151-3 in the discus and placed fourth in California as a junior.

USC's women's recruiting class from 2005 of Shana Woods, Shalina Clarke, Myra Hassan, Judith Onyepunuka and Elizabeth Olear, freshmen this season, was rated at the No.1 class in the country by Track and Field News.

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