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Jan. 31, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s ranked men’s and women’s track programs will be represented at the 101st Millrose Games, held Friday, Feb. 1 at Madison Square Garden. The Gamecocks are set to compete in six events: men’s and women’s 4x400m relay, men’s and women’s 60-meter high hurdles, and men’s and women’s 60-meter dash.

A portion of the Millrose Games will be broadcast live on ESPN2 from 7-8 p.m. Live results can be found online at

The 10th-ranked women’s team will travel seven student-athletes to New York, beginning with the 4x400m relay team of Bianca Blair, Nikeshia Brown, Gabrielle Glenn and Dishari’ck Howze. The relay is slated to begin at 7:15 p.m. as Carolina competes against Seton Hall, Monmouth College, Virginia Tech and Delaware State. Trier Young will represent Carolina in the 60-meter hurdles (8:20 p.m.). NCAA provisional qualifiers Lakya Brookins and Shayla Mahan are slated to compete in the 60-meter dash against runners from Seton Hall and LSU, scheduled to begin at 8:58 p.m. Brookins is ranked 12th in the nation in the event while fellow freshman Mahan is 20th.

The 16th-ranked men’s team also travels seven student-athletes to the historic games, beginning with the 4x400m relay team (and alternate) of Aaron Anderson, Lamar Markett, Scott Pierce, Antonio Sales and Michael Varner (7:27 p.m.). NCAA provisional qualifiers Jason Richardson and Johnny Dutch will race the 60-meter hurdles at 8:30 p.m. Richardson currently has the second-fastest collegiate time in the event with a time of 7.71, and Dutch is ranked 12th in the event after running a 7.91 in his first collegiate meet. Johnathan Hancock will close the Carolina effort in the 60-meter dash at 9:08 p.m.

South Carolina returns to New York City next weekend when they compete in the Meet of Champions at the Armory.