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Brockington Paces Gamecocks at Florida Relays
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Brockington Paces Gamecocks at Florida Relays

March 31, 2017

Friday’s Top Performers


Meet Info

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Location: Gainesville, Fla.

Venue: Percy Beard Track

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tyler Brockington led the University of South Carolina track & field program to an outstanding day at the Florida Relays, which continued Friday at Percy Beard Track. Brockington’s victory in the 400mH set the tone as the Gamecocks finished the day with seven top-eight finishes.

In addition to securing a slew of high finishes at one of the nation’s top outdoor events, the Gamecocks also achieved several performances with historical ramifications. Five different Carolina student-athletes set new collegiate PRs that also left a mark on the program’s top-10 record book on Friday.

Already the nation’s leader in the 400mH through two weeks of the outdoor season, Brockington set Gainesville ablaze with a time of 56.35 on Friday. That mark is a new PR and for the moment keeps the redshirt senior at the top of the leaderboard in the NCAA.

Brockington was joined on the podium by teammate Rougui Sow. The Le Havre, France, native was the first Gamecock to finish in the top-three on Friday when she placed second in the long jump invite. The Indoor All-American was the top collegiate finisher, with a mark of 20-9.

Ncincilili Titi laid the hammer down in the first men’s race of the day to get Carolina off and rolling. The junior posted a 100m time of 10.21, a new PR and the sixth-fastest time in school history. Titi placed eighth overall and second among collegiate entrants on Friday; his time leads the NCAA East Region and ranks fourth nationally so far this season.

The momentum from Titi’s effort carried over into the 110mH, where Isaiah Moore turned in a time of 13.73. The junior placed fifth overall and fourth among collegians in Gainesville, and his time is fifth-best in the nation so far this season.

In the men’s high jump invite, Tye Williams continued his strong season with a fourth-place result. Williams cleared 6-9 on Friday afternoon.

Clarence Gallop set another new PR on Friday in the hammer throw invite. Gallop’s mark of 219-1 ranks third in Carolina history and is the fifth-best mark in the East Region this season.

Senior Nakita Gray matched her collegiate PR and came in fourth in the high jump invite. The Fort Washington, Md., native cleared 5-11 ½, second-best both in Carolina history and the NCAA East Region.


Freshman Hailey Sweatman competed outdoors for the third time collegiately and found new heights on Friday. Her effort of 12-7 ½ ranks eighth on Carolina’s all-time leaderboard.


“Titi had a great run today. He’s got great top-end speed right now and got us off to a great start. Tyler finished with a big PR, and I am very proud of her. She led from the gun, and that’s two victories in a row. She’s off to a great start this season and should be in the top-three nationally again this week. Isaiah got out of the blocks slowly but recovered really well, and Nakita had a great day. Rougui was the top collegiate finisher in her event, and Clarence threw another PR, which was great. Tomorrow is a big day. We’ve got several relays going, and I’m excited to see Josh in the discus. I expect us to do more good things tomorrow.”


The Florida Relays conclude Saturday in Gainesville. The first Gamecock in action is Josh Awotunde, who starts at 11 a.m. ET in the discus invite, and SEC Network+ coverage begins at 2:35 p.m. ET.

5000m (THURSDAY)
38. Carson Strom 15:11.59
8. Ncincilili Titi 10.21
18. David Winters 10.36
29. Darrell Singleton Jr. 10.51
110m Hurdles
5. Isaiah Moore 13.73
55. Matt Froschauer 15.28
High Jump Invite
4. Tye Williams 2.06m | 6-9
13. Ryan Bermudez 47.26
30. Ty Jaye Robbins 48.20
19. Otis Jones 1:49.62
400m Hurdles
38. Jordan Griffin 55.13
Hammer Invite
6. Clarence Gallop 66.79m | 219-1
4x400m Relay
9. Bermudez, Jones, Robbins, Griffin 3:12.19q
Long Jump
9. Yann Randrianasolo 7.14m | 23-5 1/4
5000m (THURSDAY)
20. Mary Reiser 17:36.34
37. Colleen Openshaw 18:11.27
–. Alycia Springs NM
100m Hurdles
42. Funlayo Oluwole 13.87
–. Taranisha Taylor DNF
Long Jump Invite
2. Rougui Sow 6.32m | 20-9
21. Marisa Bellamy 54.77
25. Aalayah Sanders 55.06
32. Precious Holmes 55.75
29. Maddie Beaubien 2:12.76
Pole Vault
11. Hailey Sweatman 3.85m | 12-7 1/2
400m Hurdles
1. Tyler Brockington 56.35
11. Kara Lyles 59.75
High Jump Invite
4. Nakita Gray 1.82m | 5-11 1/2
17. Olivia Hassler 39.29m | 128-11
37. Allie Mueller 4:38.44
40. Anna Kathryn Stoddard 4:39.67