USC Track & Field Wins 4 Events During First Day Of Texas Tech Shootout
TeeTee Terry won the women's 60m, Jasmine Jones won the women's 60m hurdles, Bailey Lear won the women's 400m and Brendon Stewart won the men's 60m dash during the first day of the Texas Tech Shootout in Lubbock, Texas today (Feb. 12). Terry had a PR and set a meet record in the 60m and Jones had a PR, tied the USC freshman record and set the meet record in winning the 60m hurdles.
- Terry twice ran a PR of 7.13 in winning the women's 60m dash. That time bettered her second-place standing on USC's all-time list and set the meet and facility record. She ran 7.13 in the finals and 7.13 in the prelims. Morgan Smalls had a time of 7.49 in the prelims which advanced her third to the final, but she did not compete in the final.
- Jones won the women's 60m hurdles with a PR and meet-record time of 7.98. That time ties Anna Cockrell's USC freshman record and moves her from seventh to fifth on USC's all-time 60m hurdles list. Jones had the fastest time of 8.15 in the prelims which had moved her from eighth to seventh on USC's all-time list in the event.
- Lear edged teammate Kaelin Roberts to win the women's 400m with a time of 51.94. Roberts had a time of 51.96 to finish second, Nicole Yeargin was third with a PR of 52.40, Jan'Taijah Ford was fourth with a time of 53.80, Breanna Bernard-Joseph was seventh with a PR of 54.67 and Chioma Okonkwo was 20th with a time of 57.15. Yeargin moved from eighth to seventh on USC's all-time indoor 400m list and Roberts' time was her fastest indoor 400m time since winning the 2019 NCAA indoor title.
- Stewart won the men's 60m dash final with a time of 6.58 which tied his PR and third-place ranking on USC's all-time list. He had a time of 6.61 to qualify first to the final from the prelims. Daniel Robinson had a time of 6.84 to finish 12th overall.
- Smalls took second in the women's long jump with a PR of 21-0.00 (6.40m). That jump moved her from sixth to second on USC's all-time indoor long jump list. The freshman Small needed a legal jump in the third round to even advance to the finals and she responded with a jump of 20-0.50 (6.11m) which vaulted her into fifth place in the competition and on to the finals. All of the other top five finishers were either juniors or sophomores.
- Nicholas Ramey had a time of 46.94 to finish second in his heat and third overall in the men's 400m race. Cameron Samuel tied his PR with a time of 47.21 to win his heat and finish seventh overall. Andrew Arth had a time of 50.77 to finish fifth in his heat and 20th overall.
- Trey Knight placed fourth in the men's weight throw with a best mark of 63-0.25 (19.21m). Knight was the top-placing freshman in the competition.
The Trojans will begin action tomorrow in the final day of the Texas Tech Shootout at 10:30 a.m. with the men's and women's high jump.