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March 24, 2004

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s Tony Allmond was named by the SEC as its Male Field Athlete of the Week after his performance at the Weems Baskin Relays on March 20 in Columbia.

Allmond, a senior from Santa Fe Springs, Calif., won the long jump competition at the Weems Baskin Relays, reaching a distance of 26’0″, an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. His winning distance also was the second-best men’s outdoor jump in USC history, trailing only his own mark of 26’3.75″ set in a runner-up finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2003.


Allmond is a three-time All-American at USC and owns the school long jump record both indoors and outdoors.



During the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships earlier this month, Allmond set a new school record for the men’s indoor long jump. A three-time All-American, Allmond’s mark of 26’6.25″ broke his own school record and earned him a runner-up national finish.

Allmond becomes the second Gamecock athlete to earn SEC weekly honors in 2004. Fred Townsend claimed the Male Track Athlete of the Week award in February after he set a USC indoor venue record to win the 55m hurdles.

USC’s track and field teams return to action this weekend at the Florida Relays in Gainesville.