USC Track & Field At Mt. SAC Relays And Long Beach Invitational This Weekend

April 15, 2009

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LOS ANGELES - The USC Trojans men's and women's track and field team this week will be competing at Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. on April 15-18 and the Long Beach Invitational at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. on April 18.

TROJANS TO ATTACK MT. SAC - USC will be sending 24 different athletes to compete at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. from April 15-18. Among the highlights include sophomore Zsofia Erdelyi running her first 3000m steeplechase of the season on Thursday, April 16, Oscar Spurlock in the 110m HH, regional-qualified pole vaulters Brysun Stately, Brandon Estrada and Derek Scott competing, NCAA runner-up Corey White throwing the javelin and defending NCAA hammer champion Eva Orban throwing the hammer.

LONG BEACH INVITATIONAL - USC has entered female athletes in 13 different events and men's team members in 15 separate competitions at the Long Beach Invitational held at Cerritos College on April 18. Among the key races are Anniya Louis running her first 800m race as a Trojan, Chanel Fischetti competing in her first 3000m SC and Marissa Minderler in the hammer throw. Also, Jason Price is expected to run in the 400m, Blake Shaw in the 800m and 1500m, Brendan Ames in the 110m HH, Colin Campbell and Aaron Dan in the discus and Manjula Wijesekara in the triple jump.

RJ/JJK INVITATIONAL AND SUN ANGEL CLASSIC RECAP - Nia Ali and Shana Woods placed 1st and 2nd respectively in the women's heptathlon at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational, both with NCAA Regional provisional scores. Ali totaled 5,492 points, eight points off an automatic qualifying score, good for the fourth-highest total in USC history. Woods, who is third all-time on the USC heptathlon list, placed second in this competition with a score of 3,315 points. Also at the RJ/JJK Invitational, Charles Fasi placed second in the men's open pole vault with a new PR of 16-0 3/4. At the Sun Angel Classic, Shalina Clarke placed second in the 100m HH with a season-best time of 13.36, tops among the collegiate entrants. Aaron Dan took third in the discus with a throw of 183-10.

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