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May 18, 2003

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Erica Whipple became the second South Carolina women’s athlete in as many years to take home the SEC Commissioner’s trophy. The trophy is awarded to the men’s and women’s athlete that scores the most points in the meet. Whipple scored 21.5 points, beating out Elva Goulbourne of Auburn who scored 20 points. Last year, Antoinette Wilks won the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy.

Erica Whipple set a new school record and personal record for the second time in two days on Sunday in the finals of the 100m dash. On Saturday, Whipple set a new school record of 11.25 in the 100m dash, besting the old record of 11.33 set by teammate Aleen Bailey last year. On Sunday, Whipple obliterated that mark, running an 11.15 to finish second.

Whipple also set a personal record in the 200m dash, less than an hour after setting a personal record and school record in the 100m dash. Whipple won the 200m dash with a time of 22.82, pulling ahead of defending champion Stephanie Durst of LSU in the final 20 meters. Her old personal best mark was 23.08, set this year at Clemson.

Tony Antonio placed fifth in the men’s discus with a NCAA Regional qualifying throw of 169′ 2″, easily eclipsing his personal best mark which was 161′.

Cheryl Terrio set a personal record and posted the best vault of any female pole vaulter with a height of 12′ 0″ as she qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships.

Carolina sent three athletes to the finals of the women’s 400m dash as Miki Barber, Shevon Stoddart, and Tawana Watkins finished 3-6-7 in the preliminaries as Stoddart and Watkins both set personal best marks. Barber ran a time of 53.09 to easily win her heat and finish third overall. Stoddart placed sixth overall and ran a time of 53.54 eclipsing her old personal best of 53.71. Watkins placed seventh overall with a time of 53.95, also setting a new personal best mark topping her old mark of 54.40.

Erica Whipple set a personal best and school best in the 100m dash, running a 11.25. That eclipses her old personal best mark of 11.32. Whipple, along with teammate Aleen Bailey, will compete in Sunday’s 100m dash finals.

Corey Taylor tied a personal best mark in the 110m hurdles race with a time of 13.72 and qualifying for the finals.

Keri Groover set a personal record in the women’s hammer Keri as she threw 147′ 5, finishing 25th. Her former personal best mark was 144′ 9″.

Lashinda Demus missed the 400m hurdles check-in. By SEC rules, she is ineligible to compete in the remainder of the meet.

NCAA Regional Qualifying Marks Set at SEC Outdoor Championships
* – Denotes qualifying mark already set

100m Dash (Men - 10.50; Women - 11.80)
* Shamus Singletary 10.47* Adrian Durant 10.48* Erica Whipple 11.25 Advanced to Finals ***New Personal Best*** ***New School Record**** Aleen Bailey 11.34 Advanced to Finals* Erica Whipple 11.15 Finals ***New Personal Best*** ***New School Record**** Aleen Bailey 11.24 Finals
200m Dash (Men - 21.20; Women - 24.00)
* Aleen Bailey 23.23 Advanced to Finals* Erica Whipple 23.43 Advanced to Finals* Miki Barber 23.73* Erica Whipple 22.82 Finals ***New Personal Best**** Aleen Bailey 22.94 Finals
400m Dash (Men - 47.45; Women - 55.00)
* Otis Harris 45.90 Advanced to Finals* Jonathan Fortenberry 46.27 Advanced to Finals* Otis Harris 45.28 Finals ***New Personal Best*** ***New School Record**** Miki Barber 53.09 Advanced to Finals* Shevon Stoddart 53.54 Advanced to Finals ***New Personal Best***Tawana Watkins 53.95 Advanced to Finals ***New Personal Best, PR broken in finals**** Shevon Stoddart 53.54 Finals ***Tied Personal Best set in Prelims**** Tawana Watkins 55.02 Finals ***New Personal Best***
800m Run (Men - 1:51.15; Women - 2:10.30)
* Otukile Lekote 1:49.52 Advanced to Finals* William Emase 1:50.30* Otukile Lekote 1:47.13 FinalsBoikhutos Ramomene 2:10.20 Finals
1,500m Run (Men - 3:50.00; Women - 4:31.00)
* William Emase 3:49.07 Advanced to Finals
100m Hurdles (Women - 14.10)
* Antoinette Wilks 13.76 Advanced to Finals* Antoinette Wilks 13.53 Finals
110m Hurdles (Men - 14.40)
* Kenneth Ferguson 13.72 Advanced to Finals* Corey Taylor 13.72 Advanced to Finals ***Tied Personal Best**** Charles Ryan 13.78 Advanced to Finals* Fred Townsend 14.23* Kenneth Ferguson 13.53 Finals ***New Personal Best**** Corey Taylor 13.95 Finals
400m Hurdles (Men - 52.70; Women - 1:01.50)
* Kenneth Ferguson 49.81 Advanced to FinalsCharles Ryan 52.69* Tiffany Ross 57.34 Advanced to Finals* Shevon Stoddart 57.88 Advanced to Finals* Tawana Watkins 1:00.67 Advanced to Finals* Tiffany Ross 57.13 Finals* Shevon Stoddart 58.53 Finals
4x100m Relay (Men - 40.70; Women - 46.20)
* USC Women 43.53
4x400m Relay (Men - 3:11.50; Women - 3:45.50)
* USC Men 3:04.66 Durant, Ferguson, Lekote, Harris* USC Women 3:35.85 Stoddart, Whipple, Bailey, Ross
Long Jump (Men - 24' 0.25"; Women - 19' 4.25")
* Tony Allmond 24' 11"* Greig Cryer 24' 8.5"* Antoinette Wilks 19' 10.75
Pole Vault (Men - 16' 1"; Women - 12' 0")
* Greg Royster 16' 4.75"* Jared Farabee 16' 4.75"Cheryl Terrio 12' 0" ***New Personal Best***
Discus (Men - 165'; Women -150')
Tony Antonio 169' 2" ***New Personal Best***
Heptathlon (Auto - 5,500 pts.; Prov - 5,000 pts.)
Antoinette Wilks 5,208 pointsChelsea Hammond 5,022 points
Decathlon (Auto - 7,500 pts.; Prov - 7,000 pts.)
Fred Townsend 7,136 points