Track And Field Squads Gear Up For Stanford Invitational

March 26, 2003

The USC men's and women's track and field teams head to Palo Alto this weekend to compete in the 29th annual Stanford Track & Field Invitational, which features several thousand of the nation's top collegiate and high school athletes taking center stage at Cobb Track & Angell Field.

Last year's Stanford Invitational produced more than 200 NCAA automatic or provisional qualifiers. That list included 2002 NCAA champion Angela Williams of USC and Ron Bramlett of Alabama. USC will again bring a strong corps of sprinters including defending 200 NCAA meter champion Natasha Mayers, All-American high hurdler Ryan Wilson and triple jump stars Allen Simms (the 2003 NCAA indoor champ) and Julien Kapek (third at last year's NCAAs in the triple). Several Pac-10 teams will be competing including Stanford, California, and Washington State from the Pacific Northwest.

The following USC athletes are scheduled to compete at the Stanford Invitational.

100m--  Miguel Fletcher, Andre Serrette

100m--Natasha Mayers, Alexis Weatherspoon, Miya Edmonson

200m-- Wes Felix

200m--Natasha Mayers, Alexis Weatherspoon, Miya Edmonson, Tiffany Bennett

400m-- Brandon Matlock, Shelton Davis

400m-- Nakiya Johnson, Tiffany Bennett

800m-- Anthony Heckman, Raphael Asafo-Agyei

800m-- Gina Clayton, Hilary Schwarzbach

1500m-- Tomasz Babiskiewicz

1500m-- Danielle Morrell

5000m-- Justin Neems

5000m-- Brooke Thomas

110m HH-- Ryan Wilson, Blake Frazier, Kenneth Thomas

400m IH-- Ryan Wilson, Jeff Garrison, Kenneth Thomas

400m IH-- Tunisia Johnson

Long jump-- Allen Simms, Julien Kapek, Andre Serrette

Long Jump-- Tiffany Jones, Erin Williams, Karen Ota

High jump-- Dawid Jaworski, Julien Kapek

High jump-- Spring Harris

Pole Vault-- Jeff Ryan

Pole Vault-- Melissa Astete

Shot Put-- Noah Bryant

Shot Put-- L'Orangerie Crawford

Discus-- Jonas Hallgrimsson, Adam Midles

Discus-- Amy Thiel

Javelin-- Dennis Rice, Shelton Davis, Jonas Hallgrimsson

Javelin-- Andrea McBride

Hammer-- Michael Murray, Adam Midles, Harrison Lee, Noah Bryant

Hammer-- L'Orangerie Crawford, Julianna Tudja, Amy Thiel

Friday, March 28, 200311:00 a.m. - Field Events 10:40 a.m. - Running Events

Saturday, March 29, 20039:00 a.m. - Field Events 9:00 a.m. - Running Events

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