April 1, 2016
GAINESVILLE, FLA. – The Florida Relays continued into its second day of competition, with a focus on the individual events dominating the schedule. The Gamecocks performed especially well in the hurdle events, earning four season-best times across four races.
Isaiah Moore supplied the early highlight for the Gamecocks, as the sophomore earned the top time by a collegian in the 110m hurdles. He posted a time of 13.54 to finish sixth overall in the field of 58 runners, putting him comfortably in second nationally among college runners. More notably, it boosted him up into the top 10 worldwide in the IAAF Senior rankings.
The 400m hurdles would also be a highlight for the Gamecocks, on both the men’s and women’s side. Tyler Brockington finished third behind a season-best time of 57.38, moving her comfortably into the top 10 nationally. It also puts her in the top 20 in the world, currently 15th. Jussi Kanervo finished second overall in the field of 53 runners in the men’s 400mH. His time of 50.44 was also a season best, and moved him up to 19th in the world.
Away from the hurdles, Ncincilili Titi led a group of three sprinters who finished in the top 10 of their respective events. Titi ran in the 200m Invitational race, and finished fifth with a time of 20.68. That matched his personal best that he set last summer at the World University Games, which is good for tenth in school history.
There were two top 10 finishes for the women, both coming out of the 400. Briana Haith was the top South Carolina runner, taking seventh with a time of 53.03 that is a new season best. Right behind her in ninth was Aliyah Abrams, who ran a time of 53.33.
It was a late night for most of the field events, but starting the day was Alexis Murphy in the women’s long jump invitational. The senior added four inches to her previous season best and finished tenth overall at 19-7 Â½. In the college long jump, Natasha Dicks finished fourth overall with a new personal best of 19-3 Â¼. The women’s javelin throwers were also in action, Shelby Freedman posted the team’s top mark at 139-3 to finish 13th.
In the men’s field events, it was just the men’s long jump Friday. Michael Wamer came tenth overall with a top jump of 23-1 Â¼.
Saturday will be packed wall-to-wall with relays, starting with the shuttle hurdle relays at noon. In the field events, the men will be in the spotlight with finals in the high jump, pole vault and triple jump. Dicks will be in action again for the women in the triple jump at 4 p.m.
|April 1, 2016 â€¢ Florida Relays â€¢ Men’s Results â€¢|
|14. David Winters||10.34 (1.7)|
|64. Yohance Thomas||10.89 (2.9)|
|–. DeVon Lewis||FS|
|5. Ncincilili Titi||20.68|
|11. Ryan Bermudez||47.08|
|32. Otis Jones||1:51.13|
|6. Isaiah Moore||13.54 (2.3)|
|22. Jermaine Collier||13.96 (2.3)|
|–. Dondre Echols||FS|
|2. Jussi Kanervo||50.44|
|15. Greg Chiles||52.44|
|10. Michael Wamer||7.04m | 23-1 Â¼|
|April 1, 2016 â€¢ Florida Relays â€¢ Women’s Results â€¢|
|45. Alexis Murphy||11.80 (2.4)|
|54. Maiya Dendy||11.98 (2.4)|
|7. Briana Haith||53.03|
|9. Aliyah Abrams||53.33|
|21. Marisa Bellamy||54.40|
|24. Chalese Davis||13.65 (1.4)|
|40. Funlayo Oluwole||13.92 (1.4)|
|56. Taranisha Taylor||14.22 (2.5)|
|3. Tyler Brockington||57.38|
|22. Morgan Hubbard||1:01.36|
|4x400m Relay (Prelim)|
|11. Holmes, Dendy, Evans, Hubbard||3:42.20|
|Long Jump Invitational|
|10. Alexis Murphy||5.98m | 19-7 Â½|
|Long Jump – College|
|4. Natasha Dicks||5.87m | 19-3 Â¼|
|9. Chalese Davis||5.77m | 18-11 Â¼|
|High Jump Invitational|
|–. Sarah Graham||NH|
|13. Shelby Freedman||42.45m | 139-3|
|16. Amy Suttmeier||42.02m | 137-10|