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April 27, 2004

Fresh off its outstanding performances in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays at Penn Relays last weekend, the Gamecock women’s track and field team moved up from No. 8 to a season-high No. 5 ranking in this week’s Trackwire Top 25 poll today. The men have not been ranked outdoors as of yet.

USC also finds a number of athletes ranked in this week’s Dandy Dozen (formulated by as well.

This week’s Trackwire team poll and “Dandy Dozen” individual rankings list the following Gamecocks:

Gamecock Women in Trackwire’s Dandy Dozen

4x100m relay (3rd)

4x400m relay (2nd)

Khalilah Carpenter (12th in 100m)

Lashinda Demus (1 in 400m hurdles, 6th in 400m)

Chelsea Hammond (5th in long jump, 5th in heptathlon)

Stephanie Smith (11th in 400m)

Shevon Stoddart (5th in 400m hurdles)

Erica Whipple (7th in 200m)

Gamecock Men in Trackwire’s Dandy Dozen

Tony Allmond (3rd in long jump)

Fred Townsend (12th in decathlon)