Feb. 22, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina track programs will host the Gamecock Indoor Open Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Indoor Facility on campus. Field events will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the first running event scheduled to begin at 12 noon.
In all field events, the women will lead off and will be followed immediately by the men’s portion. Women’s pole vault will begin the action at 9:30 a.m., with the weight throw and high jump both slated to start at 11 a.m. The shot put is set for 1:30 p.m. The running events will begin with the 55-meter hurdles preliminary round at 12 noon. Other running events include the 55-meter dash, mile run, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run and the 3000-meter run. The 4×400-meter relays are slated to begin at 4:20 p.m. and will be followed by the finals for the 55-meter hurdles and dash.
The Gamecock women’s team is ranked No. 24 in this week’s national polls. Brandi Cross leads the Gamecocks with a No. 3 individual ranking in the women’s 400-meter dash. The women’s 4×400-meter relay is ranked fourth while freshmen Lakya Brookins and Shayla Mahan are ranked 16th and 22nd, respectively, in the 60-meter dash. Brittney James comes in at 16th in the long jump.
On the men’s side, Jason Richardson and Johnny Dutch pave the way in the 60-meter hurdles. Richardson is ranked fourth and Dutch comes in at 23rd. The 4×400-meter relay is currently favored 13th nationally and Derek Pressley comes in at 16th in the triple jump.
Saturday’s meet will be the final run for the Gamecocks before competing in the SEC Indoor Championships, held Feb. 29-March 2 in Fayetteville, Ark. The NCAA Indoor Championships will also be held at the Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
GAMECOCK INDOOR OPEN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:30 a.m. – Pole Vault (W/M)
11:00 a.m. – Weight Throw (W/M), High Jump (W/M)
12 Noon – 55M Hurdles, Women (prelims) Top 16 to semis
12:30 p.m. – 55M Hurdles, Men (prelims) Top 16 to semis
1:00 p.m. – 55M Dash, Women (prelims) Top 18 to semis
1:30 p.m. – 55M Dash, Men (prelims) Top 18 to semis
1:30 p.m. – Shot Put (W/M)
2:00 p.m. – 55M Hurdles, Women (semi-finals) Top 6 to finals
2:15 p.m. – 55M Hurdles, Men (semi-finals) Top 6 to finals
2:30 p.m. – 55M Dash, Women (semi-finals) Top 9 to finals
2:45 p.m. – 55M Dash, Men (semi-finals) Top 9 to finals
3:00 p.m. – Mile Run, Women (followed by men)
3:15 p.m. – 400M Dash, Women (followed by men)
3:35 p.m. – 800M Run, Women (followed by men)
3:50 p.m. – 3000M Run, Women (followed by men)
4:20 p.m. – 4 X 400M Relay, Women (followed by men)
4:30 p.m. – 55M Hurdles, Women (finals)
4:40 p.m. – 55M Hurdles, Men (finals)
4:50 p.m. – 55M Dash, Women (finals)
5:05 p.m. – 55M Dash, Men (finals)