Trojan Track And Field Competes At NCAA Championships
June 4, 2004
Los Angeles -
Eleven members of the USC men's track and field team and 11 members of the women's squad meet the rest of the nation's best in Austin, Tex., at the 2004 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Texas on June 9-12 (Wed.-Saturday). Competition begins on June 9 with the women's heptathlon 100m HH at 12:30 p.m. The final events of the meet on June 14 will be the 1600m relays ( women's at 9:35 p.m., men's at 9:45 p.m.). Scoring for the meet, the 83rd on the men's side and the 23rd on the women's side, is for eight places: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. The NCAA Championships will be televised by CBS on June 19th starting at 1 p.m. PT.
USC'S NCAA TITLE HISTORY
The Trojan men's program has won an unprecedented 26 NCAA outdoor national titles (including nine straight in 1935-43), plus two NCAA indoor crowns, far more than any other school. In fact, in the history of the NCAA, only the Oklahoma State wrestling program (31) has more national titles than USC men's outdoor track and field. The Trojans also have had 127 individual champions over the years. The Women of Troy won their first NCAA team championship in 2001 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The Women of Troy have had 18 individual collegiate champions.
The USC men are 22nd and the Women of Troy ninth in the latest Trackwire.com rankings, which project the standings for the NCAA Championships.
TROJAN MEN DECLARATIONS
100m--Marvin Anderson (10.31), Phillip Francis (10.35)200m--Wes Felix (20.43)800m--Anthony Heckman (1:49.13)400m Relay--Francis, Felix, Jeff Garrison, Anderson (39.35)--Laurence Mason (alt.)High Jump--Jesse Williams (7-3)Long Jump--Andre Serrette (24-9 1/4)Triple Jump--Allen Simms (54-10 3/4)Shot Put--Noah Bryant (62-5), William Denbo (62-0 1/2)Hammer--Michael Murray (214-11)
Women of Troy declarations100m--Alexis Weatherspoon (11.58)200m--Miya Edmonson (23.46)1500m--Iryna Vashchuk (4:12.79)3000m SC--Julia Budniak (10:16.76)10,000m--Beth Van Alstine (34:29.62)100m HH--Virginia Powell (13.07)400m Relay--Powell, Edmonson, Tracee Thomas, Weatherspoon (43.98)Long Jump--Michelle Sanford (20-10 1/2)Triple Jump--Michelle Sanford (43-9 1/4)Shot Put--L'Orangerie Crawford (56-3 1/4)Hammer--Julia Rozenfeld (201-2)Javelin--Inga Stasiulionyte (182-4)
LAST YEAR'S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Seniors Ryan Wilson, Dawid Jaworski and Julien Kapek each won NCAA individual titles as the USC men's track and field team put together its best performance in 26 years and finished third in the team race at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Sacramento State's Alex Spanos Sports Complex. The Trojans scored 41.5 points, their most since scoring 48 in 1977. It was the highest team finish for USC since also finishing third in 1997. The Women of Troy scored 19 points to finish tied for 13th as Inga Stasiulionyte finished second in the javelin and Julianna Tudja was second in the hammer.
Several current Trojans are atop the all-time school list in their events:
Inga Stasiulionyte, Javelin--186-10 (also a Pac-10 Record)
L'Orangerie Crawford, Shot Put--56-3 1/4
Virginia Powell, 100m HH--13.07
Julia Budniak, 3000m SC--10:16.76
Beth Van Alstine, 10,000m--34:29.62
Allen Simms, Triple Jump--56-7 1/2 (also a Pac-10 Record)
USC COACH Ron Allice AT THE NCAAs
Trojan coach Ron Allice's men's teams have finished in the top 10 at the NCAAs for seven of the last nine years, including third place finishes in 1997 and 2003. The Trojan men have also captured 10 NCAA individual titles in his time at USC. His women's teams have placed in the top five in five of the last six years, including 2001's NCAA team title. USC women have won 10 NCAA individual championships under Allice.
USC senior Inga Stasiulionyte, a native of Lithuania, is the all-time Women of Troy NCAA point-scorer in the throws. She won the 2001 NCAA title as a freshman and has finished second each of the last two years for a total of 26 career points scored. This year, she heads into the meet with the nation's best javelin mark at 182-4 (she holds the Pac-10 record at 186-10).
FELIX IS ONE QUICK CAT
Junior sprinter Wes Felix is the first man to win back-to-back 200m Pac-10 crowns since Ato Boldon of UCLA did it in 1995-96. Felix has the top 200m in the Pac-10 this season, 11th nationally. He will attempt to become the first Trojan to win the NCAA 200m title since Clancy Edwards did it in 1978. Recently, Felix landed in 7th on the all-time USC 200m chart as he ran 20.43--the fastest time in the deuce for a Trojan in nearly 10 years.
Since 1993, USC has had 10 All-Americans in the hammer and five NCAA titles. However, the Trojans haven't placed in the event since 2001. That could change this year, as senior Michael Murray has the top mark in the Pac-10 at 214-11 (seventh all-time at Troy).
TRIPLE JUMP TROJANS
In the last two NCAA outdoor meets, USC has picked up two third places and an NCAA title in the triple jump. Last year, senior Julien Kapek won the title for Troy. This year, look for junior Allen Simms to challenge for the crown. The Pac-10 record holder at 56-7 1/2 and the current U.S. Indoor champ, Simms is coming off wins at the conference meet and the NCAA West Regionals.
NOT ONE, BUT TWO 62 FOOTERS
USC has a proud shot put tradition, with such greats as Parry O'Brien and Dallas Long. But USC has never had two putters over 62 feet in the shot in the same season until this this year, as sophomore Noah Bryan (62-5) and redshirt freshman William Denbo (62-0 1/2) accomplished the feat.
MEN'S NCAA INDIVIDUAL OUTDOOR TITLES (127)
100 METERS1930 Frank Wykoff 9.4 y1931 Frank Wykoff 9.6 y1947 Mel Patton 9.7 y1948 Mel Patton 10.41949 Mel Patton 9.7 y1968 Lennox Miller 10.11978 Clancy Edwards 10.07
200 METERS1948 Mel Patton 20.71949 Mel Patton 20.4 y1978 Clancy Edwards 20.16
400 METERS1931 Vic Williams 48.3 y1939 Erwin Miller 47.5 y1941 Hubie Kerns 46.6 y1942 Cliff Bourland 48.2 y1943 Cliff Bourland 48.5 y1953 Jim Lea 47.0 y1954 Jim Lea 46.7 y1966 Dwight Middleton 46.3 y1976 Ken Randle 45.2 y1978 Billy Mullins 45.331992 Quincy Watts 44.001998 Jerome Davis 45.18
ONE MILE1938 Lou Zamperini 4:08.31939 Lou Zamperini 4:13.61965 Chris Johnson 4:08.0i
THREE MILES1963 Julio Marin 14:24.91969 Ole Oleson 13:41.9
3000m Run 1969 Ole Oleson 8:45.2i
SIX MILES1963 Julio Marin 30:32.9
60-Yard HIGH HURDLES1967 Earl McCullouch 7.01982i Tony Campbell 7.14
110-METER HIGH HURDLES1950 Dick Attlesey 14.0 y1951 Jack Davis 13.7 y1952 Jack Davis 14.01953 Jack Davis 14.0 y1965 Paul Kerry 13.7 y1967 Earl McCullouch 13.4 y1968 Earl McCullouch 13.41972 Jerry Wilson 13.41982 Milan Stewart 13.531989 Robert Reading 13.191992 Mark Crear 13.492003 Ryan Wilson 13.35
220-YARD LOW HURDLES1937 Earl Vickery 23.31953 Jack Davis 23.3
400-METER INTERMEDIATE HURDLES1963 Rex Cawley 49.6y1977 Tom Andrews 49.482000 Felix Sanchez 48.41
HIGH JUMP1930 Jim Stewart 6-3 3/41933 Duncan McNaughton (tie) 6-41939 Johnny Wilson 6-61940 Johnny Wilson (tie) 6-6 3/81954 Ernie Shelton 6-10 1/41955 Ernie Shelton 6-11 1/81963 Lew Hoyt 6-9 1/42003 Dawid Jaworski 7-5 3/4
LONG JUMP1934 Al Olson 24-4 1/41972 Randy Williams 26-8 1/41977 Larry Doubley 26-11 3/4
POLE VAULT1931 Bill Graber (tie) 13-10 5/161933 Bill Graber (tie) 13-11 1/161935 Bill Sefton (tie) 14-1 1/8 Earle Meadows (tie)1936 Bill Sefton (tie) 14-1 3/4 Earle Meadows (tie)1937 Bill Sefton 14-8 7/81938 Loring Day 14-21940 Kenny Dills 13-101947 Bob Hart (tie) 14-01958 Gene Freudenthal (tie) 14-41961 Jim Brewer (tie) 15-41965 Bill Fosdick 15-8 1/21967 Bob Seagren 17-41969 Bob Seagren 17-7 1/21982 Dave Kenworthy 17-11 3/42001 Dennis Kholev 18-6 1/2
SHOT PUT1923 Norm Anderson 46-81931 Bob Hall 49-11952 Parry O'Brien 57-0 5/81953 Parry O'Brien 58-7 1/41958 Dave Davis 58-6 1/21960 Dallas Long 61-91961 Dallas Long 63-3 1/21962 Dallas Long 64-7
DISCUS THROW1926 Bud Houser 148-11 3/41931 Bob Hall 152-7 1/21935 Ken Carpenter 157-11 1/41936 Ken Carpenter 173-01952 Sim Iness 173-2 3/81953 Sim Iness 190-0 7/81955 Des Koch 176-0 3/81958 Rink Babka (tie) 186-2
JAVELIN THROW1929 Jess Mortensen 203-73/41939 Bob Peoples 220-61/21953 Dick Genther 216-93/41962 Jan Sikorsky 249-4
HAMMER1993 Balazs Kiss 246-101994 Balazs Kiss 245-61995 Balazs Kiss 268-101996 Balazs Kiss 265-31997 Bengt Johansson 230-1
400-METER RELAY1967 McCullouch, Kuller, Simpson, Miller 38.6y1968 McCullouch, Kuller, Simpson, Miller 39.5y1971 Babb, Garrison, Brown, Deckard 39.5y1972 Williams, Brown, Garrison, Deckard 39.4y1975 Williams, Simmons, Randle, Gilkes 39.09y1977 T. Andrews, Simmons, J. Andrews, Edwards 39.561978 K. Williams, Mullins, Edwards, Sanford 39.311979 K. Williams, Bradford, Sanford, Mullins 39.351980 K. Williams, M. Sanford, J. Sanford, B. Green 39.16
1600-METER RELAY1977 J. Andrews, Johnson, Beaton, T. Andrews 3:04.50
WOMEN OF TROY CHAMPIONS
60-METERS (Indoor)2002 Angela Williams 7.13
200-METERS2002 Natasha Mayers 22.93
800-METERS2001 Brigita Langerholc 2:01.61
100-METER HURDLES1977 Patty Van Wolvelaere 13.181978 Patty Van Wolvelaere 13.14
400-METER HURDLES2000 Natasha Danvers 55.26
1,600-METER RELAY1987 Myra Mayberry, Gervaise McCraw, Michelle Taylor, Leslie Maxie 3:28.93
TRIPLE JUMP (INDOOR)1986 Wendy Brown 44-3 1/41987 Yvette Bates 45-31988 Yvette Bates 44-9
JAVELIN THROW1990 Ashley Selman 186-32001 Inga Stasiulionyte 172-4
HEPTATHLON1988 Wendy Brown 5,701