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May 10, 2014


ATHENS, Ga. – In its final regular season meet of the 2014 outdoor season, South Carolina captured seven wins from two relays and five individuals at Saturday’s Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga.

Chris Royster and Ahtyana Johnson delivered a South Carolina sweep of the men’s and women’s 100-meter dashes. It was the third win of the season for each Gamecock with Royster crossing in 10.36 and Johnson in a personal record 11.50.

The pair also contributed to wins in the 4×100-meter relays. On the men’s side, Brandon Sanders, Royster, Dondre Echols and Eric Winfrey posted a 40.28. The women employed a team of Tyler Brockington, Tamera Harris, Briana Haith and Johnson for their winning time of 45.27.

Harris also collected an individual win in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking in at 59.47 to notch her second win of the year.

In the distance races, Mary Reiser took the 3,000-meter run (10:07.52) and Sarah Falta took first place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:44.17.

Marisa Bellamy finished second in the women’s 400-meter dash, clocking in at a collegiate best 54.80. Aalayah Faulcon was just behind in third place with a time of 55.46.

Winfrey and Echols, contributors to the men’s 4×1 win, also posted top-three finishes in their individual events. Winfrey was third in the 200-meter dash (21.24) and Echols took third in the 110-meter hurdles (14.09).

In the women’s javelin, Olivia Hassler set a new season best to take third overall and second amongst collegians with a heave of 133’2″ (40.59m). Joshua Suttmeier hit his best mark of the season in the men’s event, recording a toss of 210’6″ (64.17m).

Alexis Murphy continued her strong long jump season, taking third with a leap of 19’6 ¼” (5.95m).

The Gamecocks travel to Lexington, Ky., for the SEC Outdoor Championships at the University of Kentucky next. Competition begins on Thurs., May 15 and runs through Sun., May 18.

Men’s 100m Dash
1. Chris Royster 10.36 (0.8)
7. Chris Walker 10.58 (-0.7) Personal Record
21. Brandon Sanders 10.98 (1.7)
Men’s 200m Dash
3. Eric Winfrey 21.24 (+0.0)
7. Chris Walker 21.57 (-0.2)
19. Brandon Sanders 22.39 (-0.2)
Men’s 400m Dash
9. Ryan Bermudez 49.32
14. Nigel Redic 49.83
Men’s 800m Run
11. Kevin Keating 1:56.11
Drew Ricci DNF
Men’s 1500m Run
11. Alex Sullivan 4:00.37
Men’s 110m Hurdles
3. Dondre Echols 14.09 (0.8)
Men’s 400m Hurdles
4. Juan Stenner 55.00
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
Sango Asante DNF
Men’s 4x100m Relay
1. Sanders, Royster, Echols, Winfrey 40.28
Men’s Pole Vault
6. Austin Eckenroth 4.75m //15-07.00
Richard Fish NH
Men’s Hammer Throw
11. Walker Selby 52.23m // 171-04
Men’s Discus Throw
Walker Selby FOUL
Men’s Javelin Throw
2. Joshua Suttmeier 64.17m // 210-06 Season Best
Women’s 100m Dash
1. Ahtyana Johnson 11.50 (1.0) Personal Record
7. Alexis Murphy 11.77 (0.2) Collegiate Best
Women’s 200m Dash
8. Aalayah Faulcon 24.93 (+0.0)
Women’s 400m Dash
2. Marisa Bellamy 54.80 Collegiate Best
3. Aalayah Faulcon 55.46 Collegiate Best
9. Maya Evans 56.77
12. Briana Haith 57.40
Women’s 800m Run
Ashley Miller DNF
Women’s 1500m Run
4. Anna Todd 4:33.09
13. Martha McCoy 4:47.30
Women’s 3000m Run
1, Mary Reiser 10:07.52
Women’s 100m Hurdles
5. Mollie Williams 13.98 (+0.0)
7. Sarah Graham 14.50 (+0.0)
Women’s 400m Hurdles
1. Tamera Harris 59.47
11. Leveshia McClain 1:05.67
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
1. Sarah Falta 11:44.17
Women’s 4x100m Relay
1. Brockington, Harris, Haith, Johnson 45.27
Women’s High Jump
Jemekia Wilson NH
Women’s Pole Vault
5. Megan Wall 3.70m // 12-01.50
Petra Olsen NH
Tylar Mangan NH
Women’s Long Jump
3. Alexis Murphy 5.95m // 19-06.25 (0.3)
Women’s Triple Jump
13. Natasha Dicks 11.32m // 37-01.75 (1.3)
Women’s Javelin Throw
3. Olivia Hassler 40.59m // 133-02 Season Best
12. Jemekia Wilson 31.22m // 102-05