Williams Advances To Finals Of 100m, Will Aim For Historic 4th 100m Title On Saturday; Kapek Finishes Third In Triple Jump

May 31, 2002

2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
May 29-June 1
Baton Rouge, LA
Bernie Moore Stadium

Friday, May 31st Results (Day Three)-the meet was postponed for over an hourbecause of lightening/thunder and rain.

Team Standings:Women-(After 12 events) 1. UCLA 44, 2. South Carolina 40, 3. Florida 24,4. USC 19, 5. (tie) Washington State, North Carolina State and Nebraska 16,8. Stanford 15, 9. (tie) Kansas State and Colorado 13.

Men-(After 10 events) 1. LSU 39, 2. (tie) South Carolina and Florida 194. (tie) Texas and Tennessee (18). 6. Georgia 15, 7. Eastern Michigan 14, 8.UTEP 12, 9. (tie) Auburn and Penn 11, 11. (tied with several teams) USC 10,22. (tie) UCLA 6.


With one day of the 2002 NCAA Championships to go, the Women of Troy arefourth with 19 points. However, USC has plenty of potential points on tapfor Saturday. The Women of Troy will compete two athletes in the 100m, twoin the 200m, two in the shot put, one in the 100m hurdles, one in the triplejump and will also run in the 4 x 400m relay. However, South Carolina andUCLA also have plenty of potential points available to add to their currenttotals. To successfully defend its NCAA title, USC will need somecome-through performances on Saturday, plus a few mis-steps from both SouthCarolina and UCLA.

Field Finals

Discus-Senior Cynthia Ademiluyi-the USC record holder in the discus-finished18th in this event with a throw of 156-11.

Track Finals

4 x 100m relay-The Women of Troy relay squad of Angela Williams, Disia Page,Natasha Neal and Kinshasa Davis scored six team points by finishing third ina time of 43.80. It's the fourth consecutive top-three finish for USC inthe sprint relay.

800m-Senior Aleksandra Deren earned All-American honors and scored twopointsfor USC by finishing seventh in the 800m in a time of 2:06.35. It's thefifth consecutive year that a Women of Troy runner has scored in the 800m atthe NCAAs.

Track Prelims

100m-Angela Williams set the table for her fourth 100m title by advancing toSaturday's final in a time of 11.41, just behind teammate Natasha Mayers whowon her heat with the day's fastest time (11.28).

100m Hurdles-Senior Natasha Neal ran 13.26 to place fourth in heat one andadvance to the finals of the 100m hurdles on Saturday. If she scores in thefinal, she will become the first Women of Troy athlete to score in the 100mhurdles at the NCAAs since Sau Ying Chan in 1995.


Field Finals

Triple Jump-Junior Julien Kapek, who had the nation's longest jump cominginto the meet, took third with a mark of 54-4 �, earning Troy's 14th triplejump All-American honor in the process. He is the highest USC finisher inthe triple jump since Tom Cochee placed second in 1976.

Pole Vault-Senior David Grijalva tied for 11th with a height of 16-10 �.

Decathlon Long Jump-Senior Russell Silvers jumped 22-4 � to score 771decathlon points in the long jump.

Decathlon Shot Put-Silvers threw 40-10 � to score 634 decathlon points.

Decathlon High Jump-Silvers no-heighted in the high jump and did not scoreany decathlon points in this event.

Track Finals

4 x 100m relay-USC's relay squad of Darrell Rideaux, Sultan McCullough, WesFelix and Kareem Kelly placed fifth in a season-best time of 39.27.

Decathlon 100m-Silvers ran 10.84 (wind-aided) in the 100m to score 897decathlon points.

Decathlon 400m-Silvers withdrew from the decathlon and did not compete inthis event. He finished with 2,302 points.

Track Prelims

110m HH-Junior Ryan Wilson, who finished third in this event at last year'sNCAAs, advanced to Saturday's finals by running 13.74 to finish third inheatone.

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