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May 15, 2010

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The SEC Outdoor Championships were delayed at 6:08 p.m. and will begin at 10:30 p.m. at the earliest due to inclement weather.

Before the delay, four events were completed in the third day of competition with eight South Carolina Gamecocks competing.

As rain and lightning rolled into the Knoxville area, senior Dani Barnes and junior Ashley Evens competed in the women’s 1,500-meter run. Barnes placed 15th overall at 4:39.20, and Evens claimed 18th at 4:48.68.

Five Gamecocks competed in the men’s and women’s long jump events. On the women’s side, senior Brittney James was the only South Carolina competitor and placed ninth overall with a best attempt of 19’5 ¼ (5.92m). Four men competed and three posted collegiate bests, led by freshman Lincoln Carr who placed 12th at 23’2 ¾ (7.08m). Aaron Searles and Tony Brown also earned collegiate bests as they finished 15th and 18th respectively. Searles jumped 22’9 ¾ (6.95m) and Brown jumped 20’9 (6.32m). Jarett Gerald was the other competitor and finished 14th overall at 22’11 (6.98m).

Sophomore Andrew Vaughan placed 11th in the men’s javelin throw with a toss of 193-03 (58.91m).