March 26, 2004
Columbia, S.C. – Lashinda Demus was among a host of Gamecocks to post impressive times as South Carolina competed in their first day of the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. With a time of 55.50, Demus won the 400m hurdles. A junior from Palmdale, Calif., Demus also posted a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 11.39 in the 100m hurdles to place third.
Reigning SEC Field Athlete of the Week Tony Allmond, placed second in the men’s long jump with a distance of 25’2.25”. Allmond owns South Carolina’s indoor long jump record.
Adrian Durant ran a qualifying time of 10.68 in the men’s 100m. His mark was good enough for a third place finish. Also posting a qualifying time was Fred Townsend in the 100m hurdles. Townsend’s time of 14.20 placed him sixth.
South Carolina placed three runners in the women’s 100m top ten. Erica Whipple (11.69) and Khalilah Carpenter (11.69) posted qualifying marks while finishing second and third, respectively. Alexis Joyce also ran a qualifying time placing ninth with a time of 11.85.
Stephanie Smith placed second in the women’s 400m. The freshman from Macon, Ga., posted a time of 53.51. In the discus throw, Precious Akins paced the Gamecocks with a toss of 51.33m to finish fourth.
USC had two strong showings in the women’s 800m. Shay Shelton and Boikhutso Ramomene placed third and 11th, respectively. Shelton ran in a time of 2:10.23 and Ramomene posted a time of 2:12.52.
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