USC Track & Field To Face California In Bay Area Dual Meet
The No. 2-ranked USC women's team and the No. 4-ranked Trojan men's team will be competing in a Dual Meet with California in Berkeley, Calif. on April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The action will begin with the men's hammer throw at 9 a.m., with the first running event beginning at 12:30 p.m. (W-4x100m).
TRAVELING TROJANS - Members of USC's 2021 track and field team schedule to make the trip to the Bay Area to face the Bears are:
Women: Breanna Bernard-Joseph, Alyssa Brewer, Kyra Constantine, Jan'Taijah Ford, Karlee Freeman, Kimberyly Harris, Jasmine Jones, Bailey Lear, Joy McArthur, Mecca McGlaston, Temi Ojora, Chioma Okonkwo, Abygail Paez, Jemima Russell, Morgan Smalls, Lanae-Tava Thomas
Men: Ashton Allen, Nathan Bultman, Davonte Burnett, Jack Carter, Kenan Christon, George Gleason, Brian Herron, Jalyn Jackson, Christian Johnson, McKay Johnson, Matthew Katnik, Trey Knight, Josh Ligas, Tade Ojora, Nicholas Ramey, Earnest Sears III, Zach Shinnick, Sam VanDorpe
TROJANS LEADING THE WAY - Four Trojans enter this week's action with the NCAA leading mark or times: Anna Cockrell (W-400m H, 55.65), Kaelin Roberts (W-400m, 51.23), Cameron Samuel (M-400m H, 49.67), TeeTee Terry (W-100m, 11.08). Also, the Trojans currently have 18 times or marks within the top 10 on the NCAA descending order lists: Anna Cockrell (1st - W-400mH, 3rd - 100m H), Isaiah Jewett (2nd - M-800m), Jasmine Jones (4th - W-100mH), Matthew Katnik (5th - M-SP), Bailey Lear (4th - W-400m), Temi Ojora (10th - W-TJ), Kaelin Roberts (1st - W-400m, 9th - W-200m), Cameron Samuel (1st - M-400m H), Jordan Scott (2nd - M-TJ), Earnest Sears III (T-2nd - HJ), Morgan Smalls (T-6th - HJ), TeeTee Terry (1st - W-100m), Lanae-Tava Thomas (10th - W-200m), W-4x100m (3rd, 8th), M-4x400m (7th), W-4x400m (5th).
SCOTT EYES USC TRIPLE JUMP RECORD - In just three meets, graduate transfer Jordan Scott has already landed the third-farthest triple jump in USC history of 55-7.75/16.96 (+0.9). Scott now trails only Allen Simms who set the record of 56-4 (17.17m) on April 28, 2003 and Julien Kapek who jumped 56-2 (17.12m) on June14, 2003 to win the NCAA title. Scott's legal PR is 56-0.50/17.08m, but he has a wind-aided PR of 57-0/17.37m so he figures to be nipping at the heals of the record at every meet this season.
QUITE A GROUP - USC's women's 400m runners are one of the more loaded event groups for the Trojans. Currently, Kyra Constantine (3rd - 51.22), Kaelin Roberts (4th - 51.23) and Bailey Lear (7th - 51.57) all rank in USC's all-time outdoor top 10 in the event. So far this outdoor season, USC has six women's 400m runners ranking in the top 25 nationally: Roberts (1st), Lear (4th), Nicole Yearin (T-12th), Constantine (14th), Jan'Taijah Ford (18th) and Rae-Anne Serville (25th).