Briggs, Wilson Named to SEC Community Service Team
Duo represented Carolina on the track, in the community this season
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — University of South Carolina track & field student-athletes Kaden Briggs and Brooke Wilson were named to the 2019 Southeastern Conference Track & Field Community Service Team, the conference announced on Wednesday. It’s the first such honor for both athletes.
A sophomore from Blythewood, S.C., Briggs volunteered at the 2019 Gamecock Games, helping his fellow student-athletes organize a field day for special needs children. He also went back to his alma mater, Westwood High School, to volunteer his time at their home track & field meets.
Briggs ran three personal bests in 2019 and was Carolina’s second-best performer indoors in the 60m hurdles. Outdoors, he was part of shuttle hurdle relay squads that earned top-three finishes at the Florida Relays and Penn Relays.
Wilson, a sophomore from Mt. Prospect, Ill., volunteered over 230 hours of her time during the 2018-19 academic year. She worked at Service Saturdays through the Campus Leadership and Service Center, and she also knitted baby blankets and scarves for Warm Up America. Lat but not least, she volunteered her time at Northwest Community Hospital.
On the track, Wilson ran personal records in five different events this season at distances ranging from 1500m to 5000m. She finished third in the 3000m at the USC Indoor Open and represented the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships for the first time.
The Gamecocks are back in action next week at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The season-ending meet is scheduled for June 5-8 in Austin, Texas.