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June 22, 2002

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Continuing an outstanding day opened up by the Junior athletes, the Gamecocks’ track and field program didn’t let up at the USATF Championships tonight, advancing five to the next round.

“We had an incredible day today. I am so proud of how our freshmen have handled the stress of competing at this meet,” said USC Head Coach Curtis Frye, the women’s national coach of the year who saw seven of his athletes make Team USA for the World Junior Championships.

Gamecock seniors Lisa Barber and Demetria Washington both advanced to the finals of the 400m. Barber was second in her heat at 51.88, while Washington finished fourth in her heat at 51.91. Volunteer coach Monique Hennagan was the runner-up in her heat, hitting 51.77. All three advanced to the finals.

Former Gamecock Terrence Trammell won his heat of the 110m hurdles at 13.54. USC volunteer coach Allen Johnson won his heat as well, running a 13.35. Both advanced to tomorrow’s semi-finals.

Volunteer coach Melissa Morrison was third in her heat of the 100m hurdles, making tomorrow’s semi-finals at 12.92.

Rising sophomore Duan Barriano was seventh in the finals of the 100m at 10.56.

Rising sophomore Erica Whipple was fourth in heat of the 200m at 23.72 and just missing making the next round.