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Feb. 4, 2004

South Carolina will send a contingent of current and former athletes, alumni and volunteer assistant coaches to compete at the 97th Verizon Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York. The meet, dubbed as America’s premier indoor track meet, will be contested on Friday night and aired Saturday afternoon on tape delay beginning at 3 p.m. on NBC.

Current Gamecocks scheduled to compete in the College Invitational field are Ronnetta Alexander in the 60m hurdles, Charles Ryan in the 60m hurdles and Erica Whipple in the 60m dash. USC’s men’s and women’s 4×400 relay teams will also run.

Former Carolina standouts Lisa Barber (60m), Demetria Washington (500 yards) and Otukile Lekote (800m) will compete in the Elite Invitational Fields along with current volunteer assistant coaches Melissa Morrison (60m hurdles), Allen Johnson (60m hurdles) and Dawn Ellerbe (weight throw).

More information, including a complete schedule of events, can be found on the official meet site