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March 7, 2004

South Carolina was represented by one former and one future athlete at the final day of competition at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Former Gamecock Jimmie Hackley placed fifth in the 200m, running a time of 21.53 from lane two of the event.

“I tried to readjust my block starts since the USA Championships,” said Hackley. “I have not been able to find the start that I have had. I’ve run five 200’s in the span of a week so I was not sure what to expect today.”

USC signee Natasha Hastings, currently a prep standout from New York, ran the third leg on Team USA’s women’s 4x400m relay team. The team posted a time of 3:33.38, but did not advance to the event final after placing fourth in the preliminary race.

Current volunteer assistant coach Allen Johnson highlighted the weekend for Carolina, winning the gold medal in the men’s 60m hurdles Saturday.

Fox Sports Net will broadcast the meet on a tape-delay basis during the weekend of March 13-14. Check local listings for the date and time. Complete results from the World Championships are available at