One More Time!
Jan. 7, 2002
The 2001 NCAA champion USC women's track and field team has been picked to repeat as NCAA champ in 2002, according to the January issue of Track and Field News Magazine.
The Women of Troy are projected to score 72 points in the meet, which will be held in Baton Rouge, LA., on May 29-June 1.
Senior Angela Williams is the favorite to win her fourth-straight NCAA 100-meter title (no other woman has won more than two), while sophomore Inga Stasiulionyte has been picked to repeat as the javelin champ. Junior Julianna Tudja, who took third at the NCAAs last year, has been tabbed the likely winner in the hammer competition.
Other potential point scorers for USC include sprinters Kinshasa Davis and Nakiya Johnson, hurdler Natasha Neal, middle distance runner Alexandra Deren, pole vaulter Melissa Astete, triple jumper Tatyana Obukhova, throwers Cynthia Ademiluyi and L'Orangerie Crawford and the 400 and 1600-meter relay squads.
USC opens the 2002 season at the Long Beach Relays on Feb. 23. The first home meet will be the Trojan Invitational on Mar. 2