Gamecocks Wrap Up Dr. Sander Invitational with Top-Five Team Finishes
The Gamecock women finished as the runners-up in the team race and the Carolina men finished fifth
NEW YORK—The South Carolina track and field teams finished in the top five of the team races at the Dr. Sander Invitational as they concluded competition on Saturday at The Armory.
The Gamecock women scored 80 points and finished second overall. The Carolina men took fifth and scored 62 points.
“It was a great fight,” said head coach Curtis Frye. “Our kids gave great efforts, and they got a little disappointed with some of their times, but it’s about their efforts. You run on that great, fast track in Columbia and you think everywhere you go, you’re going to run like that. That isn’t always the case.”
Stephanie Davis highlighted the day of competition for Carolina. She beat Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Spencer in the 400 meters’ invitational section. Davis ran a time of 53.85 to win the event.
Angel Frank won the college 400 meters’ section with a time of 55.53. She led a group of five Gamecocks in that event, including Pearl Nagbe who ran a time of 56.26 to finish sixth overall.
Rachel Glenn competed with professionals in the high jump invitational and finished in a tie for second place. She cleared 1.80m/5-10.75, which was the highest clearance in the event, but Glenn tied for second based on misses.
Kayla Racine got close to the 19-meter mark in the women’s weight throw. She tossed the weight 18.96m/62-2.50 for a sixth-place finish in a field that included two athletes with marks over 20 meters.
Tierra Frasier won her heat of the 200 meters and finished second overall with a time of 23.98. It’s the second 200-meter competition where Frasier has run sub-24 seconds. She also won the 60 meters on Friday and nearly swept the short sprint events.
The Gamecock women’s 4X400-meter relay team of Frank, Davis, Jahnile Registre and Glenn won the event with a time of 3:41.08.
On the men’s side, Anthony Greenhow, Jr. won the men’s 200 meters with a time of 21.12. Greenhow, Jr. swept the 60 meters and 200 meters at the Dr. Sander Invitational. Frye said he thinks the true freshman is coming into form for the Gamecocks.
Rogerio Amaral ran the No. 4 Mile time in school history. He finished seventh overall in the event with a time of 4:08.68. Amaral is just the fourth Gamecock in program history to break the 4:10 mark. David Olds also moved into eighth in school history in the event with a time of 4:13.85.
Jackson Marseille jumped a season best in the men’s high jump. He cleared 2.10m/6-10.75 to finish as the runner-up in the event. It’s the first time this season Marseille has cleared a height higher than 2.08m/6-9.75.
Frye said the trip to New York is an experience of a lifetime.
“The running was great,” Frye said. “We had some alumni come support us that have run here. It’s just different. It’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the country. It’s a life experience and then they raced.”
The Gamecock track and field squads are set to return to action on Friday and Saturday for the Tiger Paw Invite at Clemson.
Men’s Team Results
1. UConn – 75 points
2. Columbia – 71 points
3. Penn State – 69 points
5. South Carolina – 62 points
Men’s Individual Results
1. Anthony Greenhow, Jr. – 21.12
12. Dominic Dutton – 22.21
3. William Spencer Jr. – 48.05
29. Jackson Junkins – 50.78
–. EJ Richardson – DNF
17. Jack Mensch – 1:54.23
25. Aidan Hatton – 1:55.72
26. Hayden Cobbe – 1:55.94
35. Kyle Reers – 1:58.05
7. Rogerio Amaral – 4:08.68
16. David Olds – 4:13.85
22. Sean Petersen – 4:18.58
8. Spencer Jr., Greenhow, Jr., Sessom, Hatton – 3:19.62
2. Jackson Marseille – 2.10m/6-10.75
–. Kobe Franklin – NH
Women’s Team Results
1. Penn State – 116 points
2. South Carolina – 80 points
3. UConn – 51 points
Women’s Individual Results
2. Tierra Frasier – 23.98
21. Aaliyah Pyatt – 25.09
1. Angel Frank – 55.53
6. Pearl Nagbe – 56.26
15. Aaliyah Pyatt – 56.80
18. Alysia Johnson – 57.16
23. Jahnile Registre – 57.45
400 Meters Invitational
1. Stephanie Davis – 53.85
28. Grace Zamrowski – 2:15.61
40. Kensi Gray – 2:19.34
24. Alex Costantino – 4:57.94
46. Meg Lebo – 5:18.73
1. Frank, Davis, Registre, Glenn – 3:41.08
6. Shaianne Sipsey – 12.22m/40-1.25
6. Kayla Racine – 18.96m/62-2.50
High Jump Invitational
T2. Rachel Glenn – 1.80m/5-10.75
16. Emily Valentine – 3.75m/12-3.50
T20. Emma Stone – 3.60m/11-9.75
–. Alyssa Rice – NH