USC Shows Well at Trojan Invitational

March 22, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.- USC hosted the Trojans Invitational at Loker Stadium on Saturday (March 21). The meet featured national power Texas A&M, Washington State, CSUN, Fresno State, CSUF and SMU (women). Wind was a factor in some of the events, but USC showed strong and finished well in many different events.All American Corey White made his season debut in dominating fashion, finishing with a 258-04 (78.74m).

In the 3000m race sophomore Zsofia Erdelyi finished with a career best time of 9:38.66, which bettered her USC record in the event.In pole vault, redshirt junior Derek Scott took first with a new personal record of 17-2.75 (5.25m). Brandon Estrada finished right behind Scott in second, 16-6.75 (5.05m).

The combination of Aareon Payne, Judith Onyepunka, Myra Hasson and Elizabeth Olear at the anchor finished third in the women's 4x100 relay with a time of 45.07.

In the men's 4x100 relay, Usc 'B' squad, which consisted of Dijon Morrisette, Scott DeYoung, Sean Jackson and Jason Price finished with a time of 42.21 in fourth place. Texas A&M's 4x100 relay team won the race with a blistering time of 39.32. USC's `A' squad did not finish.

In the men's 1500m run, senior Irek Sekretarski took first with a time of 3:47.36.

Freshman Dalilah Muhammad turned out another strong performance, finishing in second in the 400m hurdles at 59.01, a season best for the freshman from New York.

All-American Shalina Clarke continued her success with a third place finish in the 100m hurdles at 13.69. In the 400m hurdles, Clarke earned another third place finish at 61.06 which was a season best, behind teammate Muhammad who finished second.

Sophomore Oscar Spurlock took second in the men's 110m high hurdles with a time of 14.06.

Freshmen Joey Hughes finished in first with a time of 46.83 in the 400m.

Junior Myra Hasson finished second in the 400m and came in at 54.31.

In a close 100m race, junior Ahmad Rashad outleaned Texas A&M's Gerald Phiri at the finish to take first with a time of 10.43.

Freshmen Frida Flodstrom came in third in the 800m with a time of 2:11.17.

On the men's side of the 800m race, freshman Blake Shaw looked strong, finishing in first at 1:51.95.

Colin Campbell finished first in the discus (182-09) 55.70m and Aaron Dan finished in third 181-09 (55.40m).

In the 200m dash, USC swept positions one and two, with Elizabeth Olear taking first at 24.01 and Aareon Payne coming in next, 24.05.

On the men's side, Palmer, Matthew Palmer finished in fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.65.

USC's 'A' squad of Hasson, Olear, Woods and Muhammad took first in the women's 400x4 relay with a time of 3:41.57.

In the men's 400x4, the combination of Nate Anderson, Joey Hughes, Jason Price and Duane Walker was up there with Texas A&M the entire race and finished in second, one second behind with a time of 3:09.61. That bettered the team's time from the previous meet, in which they finished at 3:14.33.

Defending NCAA champion in the hammer throw, Eva Orban continued her domination in the event on Saturday with a first place finish, 218-09 (66.69m)

Trey Henderson took first in the men's hammer throw 61.53m 201-10. Brian Wilhelm finished in third 196-00 (59.74m).

Redshirt junior Brysun Stately missed the school record in the pole vault, but finished in first with a 4.16m vault.

Junior Shana Woods took first in the long jump 20-02.25 (6.15m).

In the men's long jump Desmond Hamilton finished third 22-08.50 (6.92m).

Aven Wright took third in the triple jump 49-4.50 (15.05).

Marissa Minderler finished in first in the javelin section `B' 140-11 (42.95m).

Junior Chanel Fishchetti and freshman Jessica Lundin finished eleven and twelve in the 1500m, with times of 4:49.01 and 4:49.06, respectively

Sophomore Cara Bickers took second in the long jump section `B' with a jump of 17-02.00 (5.23m).

Next up for the Trojans is the Cal-Nevada Championships held in Westwood on March 28-29.

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