USC T&F To Compete at Stanford Relays & Cal-Nevada Championships This Weekend

March 26, 2009

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LOS ANGELES - The USC Trojans men's and women's track and field team will be competing at the Stanford Relays in Palo Alto, Calif. on March 27 and 28 and at the Cal-Nevada Championships in Westwood, Calif. on March 28-29. Nate Anderson, Zsofia Erdelyi, Frida Flodstrom, Irek Sekretarski, Blake Shaw and Josh Tennefoss will compete at the Stanford Relays, while various members of the team are set for action at the Cal-Nevada Championships.

TROJAN INVITATIONAL PRODUCES SOME STRONG MARKS - Brysun Stately bettered her school record with a pole vault of 13-7 3/4 (4.16m) and Corey White won the men's javelin with a throw of 258-4 to highlight the Trojan efforts at the Trojan Invitational on March 21 at Loker Stadium. The competition was strong as the meet featured NCAA power Texas A&M as well as the Pac-10's Washington State. Other Trojans winning Section A events were Zsofia Erdelyi (3000m - 9:38.66), Irek Sekretarski (1500m - 3:47.36), Joey Hughes (400m - 46.83), Ahmad Rashad (100m - 10.43), Blake Shaw (800m - 1:51.95), Elizabeth Olear (200m - 24.01), Women's 4x400m (3:41.57), Eva Orban (Hammer - 218-9), Trey Henderson (Hammer - 201-10), Shana Woods (Long Jump - 20-2 1/4), Derek Scott (Pole Vault - 17-2 3/4) and Colin Campbell (Discus - 182-9).

WHITE PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF - In his first meet of the season, redshirt senior Corey White won the javelin competition with a throw of 258-4, less than 10 feet short of his school record and nearly 14 feet farther than the second-best throw in USC history. The transfer from Redlands enjoyed a phenomenal first season as a Trojan in 2008, winning the Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional titles in the javelin and placing second at the NCAA Championships. His second-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Championships to Chris Hill of Georgia by two feet was his only loss of the collegiate season. Along the way, White improved at almost every meet, setting and resetting the school record three times with a best throw of 267-10 (81.65m) set at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 20, 2008. During the season, White bettered the USC javelin record, which had stood since 1995, by more than 23 feet.

EARLY SIGNS GOOD - In the early season marks posted by seven of the 10 Pac-10 schools (not Washington, Washington State and Oregon State), USC's men's team has at least one athlete or relay team ranking in the top four in 16 of the 19 events. The USC women have a top three athlete or team in 16 of 20 events, including 12 with the top early-season marks.

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