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Nov. 12, 2003

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South Carolina Head Track and Field Coach Curtis Frye will hold an Internet chat Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m. EST on

Frye signed four highly acclaimed athletes to his program during the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period. Nationally and internationally acclaimed track stars Jason Richardson, LeRoy Dixon, Shalonda Solomon and Natasha Hastings signed with the Gamecocks on Wednesday.

“In my opinion, this is the best combined men’s and women’s recruiting class that I have had during the early signing period,” said Frye.

Now in his eighth year as head cross country and track and field coach at South Carolina, Frye has established a program that is widely regarded as one of the nation’s elite. In 2003, he guided his women’s team to its eighth consecutive top-10 outdoor finish, a claim that can only be made by two other schools, while his men’s team finished in the top-10 outdoors for the second straight year. During the 2003 indoor season, the Carolina women placed second at the NCAA Championships, finished in the top-five for the fourth consecutive season. The Gamecock men’s team finished fifth, their highest indoor finish since fourth-place in 1999. Additionally, Frye’s women’s team finished atop the United States Track Coaches Association’s “Team Power Rankings” for the indoor season, the first “poll title” for USC.

Frye guided his 2002 women’s quad to the NCAA Outdoor Championship, becoming the first sport at South Carolina to win an NCAA title. He will serve as a women’s assistant track and field coach for Team USA, coaching sprints and hurdles, at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Frye has coached over 50 NCAA Champions and over 300 All-Americans during his career.

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