USC's Kasaun James Wins Men’s 200m With A Stadium Record At Inaugural Pac-12 Invitational
Kasaun James won the men's 200m dash with a Dempsey Stadium record, Trey Knight placed second in the men's weight throw and four Trojans advances to event finals to lead the Trojans during the first day of the Pac-12 Invitational in Seattle, Wash. today (Feb. 25).
- James won the men's 200m with a season-best and Dempsey Stadium record-time of 20.65. James moved from seventh to sixth on USC's all-time list in the event. Daniel Robinson's first 200m race of the season was good for fourth, posting a time of 21.77.
- Chioma Okonkwo placed third in the women's 200m with a PR of 24.31.
- Trey Knight placed second in the men's weight throw with a PR of 72-8.00 (22.15m). Knight bettered his third-place standing on USC's all-time list in the weight throw. Nikolaos Polychroniou took seventh in the event with a PR of 64-10.50 (19.77m) which bettered his freshman record and his fourth-place standing on USC's all-time list.
- Both of USC's women's weight throwers also finished in the top eight with Joy McArthur posting a mark of 60-5.75 (18.43m) to place fourth and Summer Mosley a throw of 57-2.75 (17.44m) to take eighth.
- Jasmine Jones won her heat and had the fastest qualifying time in the women's 60m hurdles prelims today of 8.00 to advance to the final tomorrow.
- USC had three men's 60m dash runners advance to the final tomorrow. James was second overall with a time of 6.62 (.613), Brendon Stewart was tied for third at 6.62 (.620) and Eric Allen Jr. advanced seventh with a time of 6.78.
- Dallas Wise made his USC debut and placed seventh in the men's long jump with a best leap of 23-3.25 (7.09m).
Action at the Pac-12 Invitational resumes tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m.