March 30, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The South Carolina track and field team completed the first day of competition at the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday. Sophomore Kayla Lampe broke a 15-year-old 10,000-meter school record and five Gamecocks advanced to event finals on the first day of competition. The women’s sprint medley relay team collected a win as well.
Lampe, who set the indoor 5,000-meter run a month ago as she won SEC silver, ran a 34:26.99 in the 10,000-meters to set a new Gamecock record. Lampe broke Tanya Povey’s 1998 time of 34:31.41 to sit atop another South Carolina all-time list. The time earned her a fourth-place finish.
Junior Chris Royster and sophomore Eric Winfrey ran in the same 100-meter dash heat on Friday, both punching tickets for Saturday’s finals. Royster, who has won the 100 meters the last two weekends, advanced with the second-fastest time of the day at 10.56. Winfrey was fifth fastest at 10.74. The 100-meter dash finals are tomorrow at 12:15 p.m.
South Carolina’s 1-2 punch in the hurdles also advanced to Saturday’s event final. Freshmen Dondre Echols and Jermaine Collier ran in a 110-meter hurdle heat that saw all who finished the race advance to the final. Echols clocked in at 14.27, the second-fastest collegiate time and fourth-fastest overall. Collier earned the last spot in the eight-man final with a time of 14.71. Echols and Collier will race in the event finals at 12:05 p.m. tomorrow.
The Gamecock women will also be represented in hurdle finals tomorrow. Current collegiate-leader senior Kierre Beckles ran a 13.16, the fastest preliminary time of the day. Beckles will run for her third-consecutive outdoor win tomorrow at noon.
Graduate student Chelsea France ran the second-best 3,000-meter steeplechase in school history at 10:42.93. France finished fourth overall in her section.
Freshman Austin Eckenroth earned a second-place finish in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-11 (4.85m), his best of the outdoor season.
Competition resumes tomorrow with Dorian Johnson in the triple jump starting the day off for the Gamecocks at 11 a.m.
|MEN â€¢ RALEIGH RELAYS â€¢ FRI. MARCH 29, 2013|
|100m Dash – Prelims|
|2. Chris Royster||10.56q (-0.9)|
|5. Eric Winfrey||10.74q (-0.9)|
|34. Chris Walker||10.97 (0.2)|
|26. Chris Maxwell||48.89|
|50. Nigel Redic||49.69|
|11. Robert Razick||3:49.91|
|56. Alex Sullivan||4:03.10 PR|
|74. Daniel Novak||4:05.72|
|110m Hurdles – Prelims|
|4. Dondre Echols||14.27q (2.0)|
|8. Jermaine Collier||14.71q (2.0)|
|9. Dorian Johnson||6.96m // 22-10.00|
|Austin Eckenroth||4.85m // 15-11.00|
|WOMEN â€¢ RALEIGH RELAYS â€¢ FRI. MARCH 29, 2013|
|100m Dash – Prelims|
|13. Alexis Murphy||11.90 (1.5)|
|19. Vashti Bandy||11.94 (1.5)|
|21. Ahtyana Johnson||11.96 (2.8) PR|
|28. Gabrielle Gray||12.02 (2.8)|
|10. Christal Green||55.43|
|1,500m Run (Section IV)|
|Lisa Zimmer||4:39.55 PR|
|3,000m Steeplechase (Section I)|
|4. Chelsea France||10:42.93 PR|
|19. Mary Fouse||17:19.54 (Section II)|
|7. Meredith Mill||17:28.28 PR (Section III)|
|13. Christine Kent||18:06.28PR (Section IV)|
|23. Penny Boswell||18:16.98 (Section IV)|
|22. Stephanie Berger||18:23.93 (Section IV)|
|4. Kayla Lampe||34:26.99 School Record|
|100m Hurdles – Prelims|
|1. Kierre Beckles||13.16q (0.1)|
|Sprint Medley Relay|
|1. A. Murphy, A. Johnson, A. Allen, E. Rucker||3:57.47|
|12. Ceci Kryst||5.60m // 18-04.50 (+0.0)|