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April 25, 2002

USC freshmen Lashinda Demus and Chelsea Hammond both posted NCAA marks
in their respective victories in the first day of the Penn Relays.
Competition continues tomorrow.

Demus won the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.64, tying her own school
record. She currently leads the country with the time as well.
Teammates Tiffany Ross (58.10) was third, Tacita Bass (58.43) was fourth
and Shevon Stoddart (58.81) was fifth.

Chalsea Hammond won the long jump with an NCAA provisional mark and
personal best of 20′ 4 1/2. Antoinette Wilks was third at 19′ 2.

The women’s 4x100m relay advanced to the finals with the top time of the
day – 44.86.