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April 16, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – Aleen Bailey earned USC’s first SEC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week Award of the season for her performance at last weekend’s Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Senior from St. Mary, Jamaica won the Tony Wilson Award for running events at the meet, presented to the most outstanding performer of the weekend. It was Bailey’s second consecutive award, becoming the first repeat winner in the running events category. She became only the second athlete to win the honor twice.

Bailey won the 100 meter (11.40) and 200 meter dash races for the second time in as many years (23.19). She also anchored the 4x100m (44.00) and 4x200m (1:35.05) relay teams to first-place finishes.

Bailey earned the indoor season’s first Female Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award on Jan. 15.

USC returns to action on April 24 for three days of competition at the prestigious Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.