Carolina Earns Three Top-20 NCAA Marks on Saturday
Evan Miller, Carson Lenser and Tierra Frasier all earned top-20 marks for the Gamecocks on Saturday
COLUMBIA—The South Carolina track and field teams wrapped up competition at the South Carolina Invitational on Saturday and saw three top-20 NCAA performances.
“I love the pieces,” said head coach Curtis Frye. “When you put together good pieces, you’ve got a good team. We had a sensational pole vault today with Carson Lenser. Tierra Frasier ran a time of 23.46, which was a good run and our second freshman to break that low. We had several more good performances and those are all good pieces for our team. We’re moving in the right direction and we’re putting the pieces together.”
All-American Evan Miller won the men’s 200 meters’ invitational section with a time of 20.95. That time ties him for 19th in the NCAA in the event and is the first sub-21 second race for Miller in 2022.
Carson Lenser finished as the top collegian in the men’s pole vault invitational section. Lenser cleared 5.26m/17-3 to clear 17 feet for the first time in his collegiate career. The true freshman is tied for No. 18 in the NCAA. Lenser also moves into sole possession of No. 7 in school history in the indoor pole vault.
Tierra Frasier also catapulted up the NCAA Indoor Performance List in the 200 meters. The true freshman ran a time of 23.46 to finish as the 200 meters’ invitational section’s top collegian. Frasier is tied for No. 16 in the NCAA with her time.
The Gamecocks’ women’s 4X400-meter relay team won the event with a time of 3:40.14. Pearl Nagbe, Alysia Johnson, Jahnile Registre and Rachel Glenn made up the Carolina quartet to win the event.
Kayla Racine won the women’s weight throw invitational section. Racine tossed the weight 17.99m/59-0.25 for the individual event victory.
Glenn was the runner-up in the women’s high jump invitational section. She cleared 1.78m/5-10 to finish as the top collegian.
On the men’s side, the Gamecocks’ 4X400-meter relay team of William Spencer Jr., EJ Richardson, Anthony Greenhow, Jr., and Jackson Junkins were victorious with a time of 3:10.67.
Christian Lewis finished as the top collegian in the men’s long jump invitational section, jumping 7.36m/24-1.75 to take second overall.
Jackson Marseille won the men’s high jump invitational section, clearing 2.07m/6-9.50 to earn the victory.
The Gamecocks travel to New York City next week for the Dr. Sander Invitational at The Armory.
“We’re going to New York for a scored track meet,” Frye said. “BYU is good, solid team with mature athletes. UCLA has a good team with good kids from California and they have a great women’s 4×400-meter relay. Ohio State ran here last week and had a woman run the No. 2 200-meter time in the NCAA. Penn State is always a good team and is in that area. Then there’s Albany State who is a New York team that is always really solid.
“We don’t get to make a lot of mistakes. It’s a good experience and the first time we’re feeling like we’re going into the conference season, and the SEC meet is only a few weeks away after that.”
Men’s Individual Results
3. Dominic Dutton – 21.71
4. Jackson Junkins – 21.81
16. Gatlin Lawson – 22.32
200 Meters Invitational
1. Evan Miller – 20.95
–. Prescott Jefferson – DNF
3. Hayden Cobbe – 1:52.81
7. Aidan Hatton – 1:53.77
13. Kyle Reers – 1:55.58
20. Jack Mensch – 1:56.04
28. Jake Mangione – 1:57.93
1. Spencer Jr., Richardson, Greenhow, Jr., Junkins – 3:10.67
3. Miller, Simmonds, Demsar, Sessom – 3:16.44
Shot Put Invitational
4. Dylan Targgart – 17.49m/57-4.75
Long Jump Invitational
2. Christian Lewis – 7.36m/24-1.75
7. Jaden Price-Whitehead – 6.64m/21-9.50
20. Elisha Brooks – 1.75m/5-8.75
High Jump Invitational
1. Jackson Marseille – 2.07m/6-9.50
5. Kobe Franklin – 2.02m/6-7.50
3. Seth Rabinowitz – 4.60m/15-3
Pole Vault Invitational
5. Carson Lenser – 5.26m/17-3
–. Dillon McCarthy – NH
Women’s Individual Results
22. Anastasia Sumpter – 25.67
66. Devyn McMichael – 26.71
200 Meters Invitational
3. Tierra Frasier – 23.46
6. Angel Frank – 23.93
5. Alex Costantino – 2:14.70
8. Grace Zamrowski – 2:15.76
12. Kieley Gayle – 2:17.88
14. Kensi Gray – 2:18.48
20. Ally Wilson – 2:19.90
21. Macie Kavanaugh – 2:21.06
5,000 Meters Invitational
8. Lily Weeks – 19:01.47
1. Nagbe, Johnson, Registre, Glenn – 3:40.14
Distance Medley Relay
6. Bowers, Zamrowski, Davison, Abrams – 12:45.60
Triple Jump Invitational
6. Shaianne Sipsey – 11.88m/38-11.75
Weight Throw Invitational
1. Kayla Racine – 17.99m/59-0.25
High Jump Invitational
2. Rachel Glenn – 1.78m/5-10