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March 3, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – Several athletes with ties to the University of South Carolina were successful at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships held over the weekend in Boston and qualified for Team USA at the World Indoor Track & Field Championships March 14-16 in Birmingham, England.

USC graduate Terrence Trammell placed second in the men’s 60 meters with a time of 6.48 to qualify for Team USA. Coached by Gamecocks head coach Curtis Frye, the USC volunteer assistant track coach also finished second in the men’s 60m hurdles with a time of 7.43.

Allen Johnson, also a volunteer assistant coach at USC, posted the fastest 60m hurdles time in the world this year by running a 7.39 mark to edge Trammell.

USC volunteer assistant and four-time U.S. Indoor Champion Melissa Morrison was runner-up in the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 7.88, finishing second to Gail Devers, who earlier set an American record in the event preliminaries.

Complete results from the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships can be found at

South Carolina’s track teams had their own success over the weekend at the SEC Indoor Championships in Gainesville, Fla., as the women’s team placed second and the men’s team finished third. It marked the best SEC finish for each team since 1999 when they both were second. USC swept the 4×400 relays when both the women and men were crowned SEC Champions in the event. The Gamecocks will compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships March 14-15 in Fayetteville, Ark.