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Feb. 3, 2002

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The USC track and field teams picked up three wins in the final day of the Tyson Invitational and finished as the runner-up in three other events. USC travels to the Meet of Champions next weekend in NYC, NY.

Junior Aleen Bailey won both the 60m and the 200m. Bailey ran a 7.37, tying her season best NCAA provisional time, to win the 60m. Teammate Erica Whipple finished fifth at 7.47.

Bailey later won the 200m at 23.44, an NCAA automatic time. Teammate Demetria Washington was second at 23.70 – an NCAA provisional time. Whipple was fifth at 23.99, also an NCAA provisional time.

On the men’s side, the 4x400m relay ran its best time of the year at 3:08.28 to finish third with an NCAA provisional time. Otis Harris was fourth in the 400m at 47.32 and Chris Steddum was also fourth, hitting 17’6 in the pole vault.

The women’s 4x400m relay ran the country’s fastest time at 3:34.90 – an NCAA automatic time.

Chelsea Hammond continued her fine run in the high jump, jumping 5′ 7 3/4 to finish as the runner-up. Andre Totton was fourth in the 200m clocking 21.24, an NCAA provisonal time.

On the women’s side, USC went 2-3-4 in the 400m. Lashina Demus ran a 53.72, Tacita Bass ran a 54.25 and Shevon Stoddart ran a 55.95. Demus’ and Bass’ times were both NCAA provisional times.