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June 30, 2004

With Curtis Frye’s ticket already punched for the 2004 Athens Olympics as an assistant coach with the USA women’s team, the University of South Carolina will send 15 competitors – six USC athletes, seven post-graduates (all of which have their degrees from USC) and two volunteer coaches to the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif. The trials will be held Friday, July 9 – Sunday, July 18. Check local television listings as a majority of the meet will be televised.

The 2004 Athens Olympic Games are in Athens, Greece August 13-29 – with track and field events running August 20-29. The top three in each event at the trials will qualify for an Olympic berth. The top three will also have to meet the Olympic ‘A’ standard in their event to qualify. In addition, USATF will also select additional athletes for the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

NCAA runner-ups Lashinda Demus (400m hurdles) and Tony Allmond (long jump) will highlight USC’s list of athletes. Former NCAA champions Dawn Ellerbe, Lisa Barber, Miki Barber and Demetria Washington highlight USC’s former contingent on the women’s side, while 2000 Sydney silver medalist Terrence Trammell will highlight USC’s efforts on the men’s post-graduate side as he attempts to make the team in both the 100m and the 110m hurdles. Not to be left out are USC’s volunteer coaches – Allen Johnson and Melissa Morrison. Johnson won the gold medal with an Olympic record at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in the 110m hurdles, while Morrison won the bronze in the 100m hurdles at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.



Tony Allmond M Long Jump Senior

Lisa Barber W 400m Graduate

Miki Barber W 400m Graduate

Tacita Bass Heptathlon Graduate

Lashinda Demus W 400m hurdles Junior

Dawn Ellerbe W Hammer Graduate

Otis Harris M 400m Senior (professional)

Allen Johnson M 110m hurdles Volunteer Coach

Melissa Morrison W 100m hurdles Volunteer Coach

Bert Sorin M Hammer Graduate

Chris Steddum M Pole Vault Senior

Fred Townsend M 110m hurdles Senior

Terrence Trammell M 100m, 110m Hurdles Graduate

Demetria Washington 400m Graduate

Erica Whipple W 100m, 200m Junior

The following is the schedule in which USC will have competitors in, following through the finals. A full schedule can be found on

2004 Gamecock USA Track and Field Olympic Trials Schedule

(Gamecock Events Include: Athletes, Post-Graduates and Volunteer Coaches)

Friday, July 9, 2004

3:30 p.m. Pole Vault men qualifying Steddum

4:30 100m Hurdles women heptathlon Bass

5:25 High Jump women heptathlon Bass

5:30 100m women qualifying Whipple

6:00 400m Hurdles women quarterfinal Demus

7:40 Shot Put women heptathlon Bass

8:00 Long Jump men qualifying Allmond

8:30 100m women quarterfinal Whipple

9:05 200m women heptathlon Bass

Saturday, July 10, 2004

10:00 a.m. Hammer Throw men qualifying Sorin

1:10 p.m. Long Jump women heptathlon Bass

2:20 Javelin Throw women heptathlon Bass

3:00 100m men qualifying Trammell

4:55 800m women heptathlon Bass

5:22 100m men quarterfinal Trammell

5:50 100m women final Whipple

6:30 400m Hurdles women semifinal Demus

Sunday, July 11, 2004

1:15 p.m. Pole Vault men final Steddum

3:00 400m men quarterfinal Harris

3:30 Long Jump men final Allmond

4:14 400m Hurdles women final Demus

4:48 100m men final Trammell

Monday, July 12, 2004

2:30 p.m. Hammer Throw women qualifying Ellerbe

5:30 Hammer Throw men final Sorin

7:20 400m women quarterfinal Barber, Barber, Washington

8:25 400m men semifinal Harris

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – Wednesday, July 14, 2004

no competitions held

Thursday, July 15, 2004

7:35 400m women semifinal Barber, Barber, Washington

7:45 Hammer Throw women final Ellerbe

7:50 400m men final Harris

Friday, July 16, 2004

6:40 200m women quarterfinal Whipple

Saturday, July 17, 2004

12:35 110m Hurdles men qualifying Townsend, Trammell, Johnson

1:10 100m Hurdles women quarterfinal Morrison

2:02 200m women semifinal Whipple

2:30 110m Hurdles men quarterfinal Townsend, Trammell, Johnson

2:52 400m women final Barber, Barber, Washington

Sunday, July 18, 2004

3:00 110m Hurdles men semifinal Townsend, Trammell, Johnson

3:15 100m Hurdles women semifinal Morrison

5:13 110m Hurdles men final Townsend, Trammell, Johnson

5:25 100m Hurdles women final Morrison

5:50 200m women final Whipple