USC's Kimberly Harris, Davonte Burnett Set Meet Records, Join Kasaun James In Winning Events At Arkansas Qualifier
Kimberly Harris set the meet record in winning the women's 400m dash, as did Davonte Burnett winning the men's 60m race , while Kasaun James won the men's 200m to lead USC at the Arkansas Qualifier in Fayetteville, Ark. today (Feb. 18). In addition, Jasmine Jones and Mecca McGlaston posted or tied personal bests to finish as the top to collegians in the women's 60m hurdles. In all, every Trojan that competed today finished in the top eight.
- Harris won the women's 400m with a personal best of 52.36, breaking the previous meet record of 52.54 set by Shamier Little in 2020, running for Adidas. Harris also moved from 10th to eighth on USC's all-time list.
- Burnett won the men's 60m dash with a PR of 6.60 which broke the meet record of 6.61 previously held by Michael Mitchell and Omar McLeod. Burnett's time also moved him from tied for eighth to tied for fifth with Andre DeGrasse on USC's all-time list. Brendon Stewart took second with a time of 6.65 and Eric Allen Jr. finished sixth with a time of 6.77. Burnett had a time of 6.67, Stewart 6.71 and Allen Jr. 6.85 in the prelims. Entering this weekend's action, Burnett's time (T-9th) gives the Trojans three men inside the top 10 on the NCAA descending order list, James (5th, 6.55) and Stewart (8th, 6.58).
- James won the men's 200m with a season-best time of 20.71 to move from eighth to seventh on USC's all-time list. Burnett finished third in the men's 200m with a season-best time of 20.97 which ties him for 10th on USC's all-time list. Johnnie Blockburger finished fourth with a time of 21.16 and Allen Jr. finished seventh with a time of 21.49.
- Jones tied her personal best with a time of 7.98 to finish second in the women's 60 hurdles and edge teammate McGlaston who ran a PR of 7.99 to take third. They were the top two collegiate runners as Cindy Sember of Great Britain won with a time of 7.96. Jones and McGlaston remain fifth and sixth on USC's top 10 list in the event. Entering this weekend's action, their times would rank sixth and seventh nationally.
- Nicholas Ramey finished second in the men's 400m race with a time of 47.03. His time was the best among the collegiate runners as Kemar Mowatt of Jamaica won with a time of 46.94 to edge Ramey by 0.09 seconds in the sixth and final heat.
- Temi Ojora made her USC indoor debut and placed fifth in the women's triple jump. Ojora had a best jump of 40-9.75/12.44m. Ojora's jump launches her into ninth place on USC's indoor women's triple jump list.
- Jalyn Jackson also finished fifth in the men's triple jump, posting a best leap of 50-5.25/15.37m. It was his first triple jump competition this indoor season.
USC will next be in action at the Pac-12 Indoor Invitational to be held at Dempsey Indoor in Seattle, Wash on Feb. 25-26.