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May 25, 2004

USC has declared 24 women, nine men and three relays for the NCAA Regionals this weekend in Gainesville, Fla. (May 28-29). There are four regional sites: East Regional (Gainesville, Fla.), Midwest Regional (College Station, Texas), Mideast Regional (Baton Rouge, La.), and West Regional (Northridge, Calif.).

USC enters the meet with the No. 1 men’s long jumper in the East Regional (Tony Allmond) and the No. 1 4×100 relay and the No. 1 4x400m relay on the women’s side.

The following are USC’s top 10 rankings in the East Regional. The athletes must be in the top five of the finals to automatically qualify (or be in the top four of the national descending order list). The relays must be in the top three. The complete list of qualifiers are on each sports site – on the right side column.

USC Men’s NCAA Regional Qualifiers – Top 10 Rankings in the Regionals

Name Mark/Time Rank at the East Regional


Adrian Durant 10.43 No. 10


Rodney Martin 20.84 No. 5

110m hurdles

Fred Townsend 13.80 No. 5

4x400m relay

USC 3:08.85 No. 7

(Martin, Flood, Cunningham, Durant)

Long Jump

Tony Allmond 26′ 2 No. 1

Greig Cryer 24′ 11 No. 10


Tony Antonio 176′ 9 No. 4


Name Mark/Time Rank in East Regionals


Khalilah Carpenter 11.51 No. 6

Alexis Joyce 11.56 No. 9


Erica Whipple 23.20 No. 2

Khalilah Carpenter 23.53 No. 5

Stephanie Smith 23.54 No. 6


Stephanie Smith 51.96 No. 2


Shay Shelton 2:08.41 No. 8

100m Hurdles

Lashinda Demus 13.08 No. 2

Ronnetta Alexander 13.25 No. 5

400m Hurdles

Lashinda Demus 54.50 No. 1

Shevon Stoddart 56.12 No. 2

4x100m relay

USC 43.58 No. 1

(Joyce, Demus, Carpenter, Whipple)

4x400m relay

USC 3:28.88 No. 1

(Stoddart, Carpenter Smith, Demus)

Long Jump

Chelsea Hammond 21′ 6 3/4 No. 2

Triple Jump

Rhashida Abdul-Malik 42′ 6 No. 9


Precious Akins 169′ 9 No. 5