USC Held Annual Out Of The Blocks Banquet Sunday

Feb. 24, 2010

Ron Allice and the USC track and field program hosted its annual Out of the Blocks Banquet on Feb. 21 at the Town and Gown on the USC Campus. During the event the 2010 team was introduced, the 2009 team awards bestowed and this year's Heritage Award winners were announced.

The following is a list of the award-winners on the men's and women's track and field teams:

MEN

Dean Cromwell Most Outstanding Award:

Corey White (field),Ahmad Rashad (track)

Most Valuable Award:

Joey Hughes (track),Manjula Wijesekara (field)

Come Through Award:

Matthew Palmer (track), Irek Sekretarski (track), Nate Anderson (track)

Pete Clenzos Most Improved Athlete:

Duane Walker (track),Oscar Spurlock (track),Colin Campbell (field),Aven Wright (field)

Walk-On Awards:

Brandon Estrada (field),Derek Scott (field)

Coaches Award:

Andy Gausepohl (track)Jason Price (track),Blake Shaw (track),Mike Curiel (field)

Louie Zamperini Most Inspirational Award:

Joey Hughes (track),Ben Brown (track)

Mike Simmons 'Fight On' Award:

Putchong Dispanurat

Slossen Academic Achievement Award:

Gregory Woodburn

WOMEN

Katherine Loker Most Outstanding Women's Award:

Eva Orban (field)

Most Valuable:

Zsofia Erdelyi (track), Dalilah Muhammad (track), Nia Ali (track), Shalina Clarke (track)

Come Through Award:

Judith Onyepunuka (track), Aareon Payne (track)

Slossen Academic Achievement Award:Katherine Ellis, Shea Wickland

Pete Clenzos Most Improved Field Athlete:

Kristine Busa (field)

Walk-On Award:

Marissa Minderler (field)

Coaches Award:

Myra Hasson (track), Shana Woods (field)

Mike Simmons 'Fight On' Award:

Elizabeth Olear (track)

The four former Trojans named as Heritage Award winners for their contribution to the great tradition of track and field at USC were:

Sherry Calvert

Fred Jacobs

Kenny Randle

Jesse Williams

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