Davis And Taylor Set PRs In Winning Sprint Hurdles Races; Sanford Wins Second Event
April 1, 2007
Senior Candice Davis set a new personal best in winning the women's 100m HH race, junior Logan Taylor did the same in winning the men's 110m HH and junior Jessica Onyepunuka came in second in the women's 100m dash with a time that tied for 10th best in school history on Saturday (March 31) at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Also, junior Irec Sekretarski posted the sixth-best time in school history in the 1500m race to place eighth in his first official race as a Trojan.
For the second week in a row Davis established a new career best in the 100m hurdles and improved her second-place standing in the USC record books with a winning time of 12.91. Junior Talia Stewart ran a season-best time of 13.56 to place sixth. Her time also places her ninth all-time on USC's 100m hurdles list. Freshman Shalina Clarke placed seventh with a time of 13.60. In fact, USC's women took three of the top five spots among college runners at the meet.
Taylor set a new PR with a winning time of 13.96 in the men's 110m HH. Teammate junior Kai Kelley placed second with a time of 14.04.
Onyepunuka continued her fine season by placing second in the women's 100m dash with a season-best time of 11.37. Her time was the best by a college runner in the event and tied her for the 10th best 100m time in USC history.
Sekretarski, a transfer from Wroclawek University in Poland, had an impressive time of 3:46.53 in the 1500m to place eighth, sixth among the competing college runners. Sekretarski's time ranks him sixth all-time at USC in the 1500m race.
Among the other Trojans winning events at the Stanford Invitational were freshman Myra Hasson in the women's 400m (54.37), senior Noah Bryant in the men's shot (65-0 3/4) and sophomore Eva Orban in the women's hammer (216-3). Senior Michelle Sanford had a season-best triple jump of 41-1 1/2 to place second, first among the college competitors. Senior Adam Midles placed third in the men's hammer throw with a heave of 218-10, which was the best among the collegians.