Two Gamecocks Notch Victories at Hurricane Invitational
March 17, 2017
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Two Gamecocks were victorious as the University of South Carolina track & field team opened their 2017 outdoor campaign Friday at the Hurricane Invitational. Clarence Gallop and Simon Gyllensten each won an event, while five other Gamecocks finished on the podium.
Only six events were contested on Friday at Cobb Stadium. The majority of the Hurricane Invitational will be take place on Saturday.
South Carolina won the first completed event, as Gallop took the men’s hammer throw. The senior opened his outdoor season with a toss of 213-3, less than two feet off of his personal best.
The Gamecocks took the top two spots in the men’s pole vault. Gyllensten cleared 15-5 with one miss while Armand Woodley cleared the same height with two misses. The mark was a personal best for the sophomore.
In the women’s hammer throw, Kiersten Williams placed fifth. The senior recorded a mark of 159-8, a new PR by seven feet.
On the women’s side of the pole vault, Hailey Sweatman finished second. In her first outdoor collegiate event, Sweatman cleared 11-11 Â¾.
The 5000m was the lone track event that took place Friday. On the men’s side, Carson Strom finished second. His time of 15:15.70 lowered his personal best by over 45 seconds.
Three Gamecocks turned in big days in the women’s 5000m. Anna Kathryn Stoddard led the way, with a run of 17:45.59 good for second place. Mary Reiser placed third in 17:47.68, and Colleen Openshaw claimed fourth with a mark of 17:55.18.
UP NEXT FOR THE GAMECOCKS
The Hurricane Invitational continues Saturday in Coral Gables. Competition begins at 10 a.m. with the javelin and continues throughout the day. Live results are available here.
|FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 â€¢ HURRICANE INVITATIONAL â€¢ MEN’S RESULTS|
|1. Clarence Gallop||65.01m | 213-3|
|1. Simon Gyllensten||4.70m | 15-5|
|2. Armand Woodley||4.70m | 15-5|
|— Alexandre Asselin||NH|
|— Markus Leemet||NH|
|2. Carson Strom||15:15.70|
|FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 â€¢ HURRICANE INVITATIONAL â€¢ WOMEN’S RESULTS|
|5. Kierstin Williams||48.68m | 159-8|
|2. Hailey Sweatman||3.65m | 11-11 3/4|
|2. Anna Kathryn Stoddard||17:45.59|
|3. Mary Reiser||17:47.68|
|4. Colleen Openshaw||17:55.18|