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Aug. 26, 2004

ATHENS, Greece – Looking to trade up to a better color – USC graduate Terrence Trammell will run in the finals of the 110m hurdles Friday night at the Athens Olympic Games. In addition, Coach Frye led his team (USA 4x100m relay) to a first place finish in their semi-final and Aleen Bailey ran the anchor leg of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay straight to the finals.

Trammell won the silver medal in the 110m hurdles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Trammell ran a 13.17 to finish second in his heat. Also in the finals is defending Olympic champion Anier Garcia.

In other action, USC Head Coach Frye is coaching the USA’s 4x100m relay as part of his responsibilities as the assistant coach for the USA. The USA 4x100m relay ran to a first place finish in the semi-finals on Thursday night, clocking a 41.67. The relay included Angela Williams, Marion Jones, Lauryn Williams and LaTosha Colander. The final is on Friday night.

“This team is looking for not only the gold medal but also the world record,” said Frye. “We did what we needed to do tonight to advance and they look forward to tomorrow night – it’s a total team effort. We had to get the stick around clean tonight to advance to the finals.”

USC alum Aleen Bailey ran the anchor leg on Jamaica’s 4x100m relay in the semi-finals, Jamaica clocked a 42.20 to finish second in the next semi-final.