Skip to main content
Partner logo
Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link
Gamecocks Put Up Seven Top-10 School Marks at UofSC Open
Track and Field  . 

Gamecocks Put Up Seven Top-10 School Marks at UofSC Open

South Carolina also honored its seniors on Saturday

COLUMBIA—The South Carolina track and field teams wrapped up their home slate on Saturday with the UofSC Open on the Sheila and Morris Cregger Track and saw a some of the best performances in school history.
 
“Our kids performed well,” said head coach Curtis Frye. “It was a great crowd here. The weather was awesome. Everything I could say is positive. We didn’t leave a lot of things undone headed into Penn Relays and the SEC Championships. Our Regional positions look good.”
 
Anass Essayi took to the Cregger Track for the first time in his career. He ran the 800 meters and put his name in the Gamecocks’ record book becoming the second-fastest Gamecock ever, winning the event in 1:47.70. Essayi’s time is the 17th-best in the NCAA this season and No. 7 in the East Region.
 
Anthony Greenhow, Jr. ran a personal best in the 200 meters with a time of 20.57. Greenhow, Jr. slotted himself at No. 10 in school history and moved into a tie for 32nd in the NCAA. Greenhow, Jr. improved his qualifying mark and is now at No. 20 in the East Region.
 
The Gamecocks swept the top three spots in the 1,500 meters. Sean Petersen, Alexander Galbraith and David Olds took first, second and third, respectively. Petersen and Olds were honored on Saturday as members of the Gamecocks’ 23-member 2022 graduating class.
 
On the women’s side, the Gamecocks’ 4X400-meter relay team became the fifth-fastest team in the country this season with a time of 3:27.86. Makenzie Dunmore, Angel Frank, Stephanie Davis and Jahnile Registre won the event for Carolina and became the second-fastest team in the East Region. The performance also puts them at No. 6 in school history.
 
Jayla Jamison ran her first collegiate 100-meter race and clocked in a time of 11.26 to finish in second behind NCAA 60-meter champion Melissa Jefferson. Jamison’s time slots her at No. 7 in Gamecock history and No. 23 in the NCAA. Jamison is the fourth-fastest freshman at 100 meters this season.
 
Jamison also took third in the 200 meters, matching her personal-best time of 23.09. She finished behind Jefferson and one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time Allyson Felix. Felix broke the Cregger Track facility record with a time of 22.40.
 
“It was one of the greatest things from today to have her run here,” Frye said. “When great athletes are out there, it brings out the best in athletes. I’d say she’s probably the greatest female track athlete of all time. Her being blood from South Carolina just adds to how special that was today.”
 
Destinee Rocker set a new wind-legal personal best of 12.99 in the 100-meter hurdles in the prelims of the event. Rocker’s performance was the first time she had run under 13 seconds in a wind-legal setting as a Gamecock. Rocker moves into a tie for third in school history and is the fifth Gamecock in school history to go sub-13 seconds in the event.
 
The Gamecocks’ women’s hammer throwers both threw personal bests. Kayla Racine finished as the event’s runner-up with a toss of 59.20m/194-2 and KD Young took third with a throw of 58.05m/190-5. Racine and Young improved upon their No. 4 and No. 5 marks in school history.
 
South Carolina track and field returns next weekend at the Penn Relays, which includes mostly relay events for Carolina, but will see a handful of individuals competing as well.
 
Men’s Individual Results
 
100 Meters
14. Dominic Dutton – 10.57
26. Gatlin Lawson – 10.68
36. Prescott Jefferson – 10.92w
 
200 Meters
3. Anthony Greenhow, Jr. – 20.57
7. Dominic Dutton – 21.01
33. Gatlin Lawson – 22.31
 
400 Meters
1. Doval Simmonds – 46.55
20. Jackson Junkins – 50.09
 
800 Meters
1. Anass Essayi – 1:47.70
T4. Aidan Hatton – 1:53.65
7. George Luke – 1:54.07
13. Hayden Cobbe – 1:56.35
14. Kyle Reers – 1:57.13
20. Jake Mangione – 1:58.24
 
1,500 Meters
1. Sean Petersen – 3:53.25
2. Alexander Galbraith – 3:53.75
3. David Olds – 3:54.18
18. Henry Wood – 4:06.55
 
110-Meter Hurdles – Prelims 
1. Filip Demsar – 13.69Q
11. Elisha Brooks – 14.44
 
110-Meter Hurdles – Final 
4. Filip Demsar – 13.79
 
400-Meter Hurdles
2. William Spencer Jr. – 49.75
4. EJ Richardson – 51.86
 
4X100-Meter Relay
1. Lewis, Miller, Greenhow, Jr., Dutton – 39.43
3. Brooks, Lawson, Junkins, Jefferson – 40.86
 
4X400-Meter Relay
1. Spencer Jr., Richardson, Junkins, Simmonds – 3:07.16
 
Long Jump
4. Christian Lewis – 7.43m/24-4.50
6. Desmond Gaillard – 7.10m/23-3.50
17. Elisha Brooks – 6.61m/21-8.25
 
Triple Jump
5. Desmond Gaillard – 14.49m/47-6.50
 
Discus
22. Elisha Brooks – 34.16m/112-1
 
High Jump
T6. Jackson Marseille – 2.01m/6-7
9. Kobe Franklin – 1.96m/6-5
 
Pole Vault
T3. Carson Lenser – 5.05m/16-6.75
–. Seth Rabinowitz – NH 
 
Women’s Individual Results
 
100 Meters
2. Jayla Jamison – 11.26
11. Tierra Frasier – 11.61
20. Anastasia Sumpter – 11.82
51. Devyn McMichael – 12.53
 
200 Meters
3. Jayla Jamison – 23.09
5. Tierra Frasier – 23.30
31. Anastasia Sumpter – 24.53
47. Devyn McMichael – 25.05
 
400 Meters
2. Makenzie Dunmore – 51.96
3. Stephanie Davis – 52.05
5. Jahnile Registre – 53.47
6. Aaliyah Pyatt – 54.00
9. Pearl Nagbe – 54.54
33. Briana Reckling – 58.73
 
800 Meters
2. Kieley Gayle – 2:11.75
7. Grace Zamrowski – 2:14.41
13. Briana Reckling – 2:17.00
16. Macie Kavanaugh – 2:18.92
17. Mahalet Zeruesenay – 2:19.93
 
1,500 Meters
2. Alex Costantino – 4:33.69
11. Emily Pierontoni – 4:45.07
13. Lily Weeks – 4:46.50
14. Isabella Pisani – 4:47.55
15. Savannah Bowers – 4:49.11
21. Emily Smith – 4:53.05
22. Ally Wilson – 4:53.24
24. Kathleen Abrams – 4:56.23
29. Brooke Donoghue – 4:58.61
31. Jenna Pellizzari – 5:00.33
33. Molly Joseph – 5:01.00
38. Hannah Cella – 5:07.12
39. Sarah Neville – 5:11.49
51. Lyndsey Fowler – 5:48.14
 
3,000 Meters
3. Hope Dominique – 10:16.85
4. Hannah Twine – 10:18.94
6. Kira Jenkins – 10:28.04
8. Katerina Hendrix – 10:47.46
 
100-Meter Hurdles – Prelims 
3. Destinee Rocker – 12.99Q
38. Kiera Hughes – 16.27
 
100-Meter Hurdles – Final 
9. Destinee Rocker – 43.58
 
400-Meter Hurdles
2. Rachel Glenn – 57.60
 
4X100-Meter Relay
1. Jamison, Dunmore, Davis, Frasier  – 43.47
10. Sipsey, Sumpter, Pyatt, McMichael – 46.46
 
4X400-Meter Relay
1. Dunmore, Frank, Davis, Registre – 3:27.86
 
Triple Jump
4. Shaianne Sipsey – 11.98m/39-3.75
 
Shot Put
3. KD Young – 15.31m/50-2.75
 
Hammer Throw
2. Kayla Racine – 59.20m/194-2
3. KD Young – 58.05m/190-5
 
Discus
6. Kayla Racine – 44.37m/145-7
 
Pole Vault
T6. Kelsey Worthington – 3.65m/11-11.75
8. Alyssa Rice – 3.65m/11-11.75
14. Mia Joseph – 3.40m/11-1.75
–. Brianna Stamps – NH 
 

Partners