Gamecock Track & Field Set for Split Weekend
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 18, 2024) – South Carolina Track & Field will compete in a pair of meets this weekend, hosting the Carolina Challenge while competing in the Track @ New Balance Collegiate Showdown in Boston, Mass.
Follow the Meet
Live results for the 2024 Carolina Challenge can be found by clicking here. Fans can also follow along with updates on Twitter by following @GamecockTrack.
Know Before You Go
Carolina Indoor Track & Field Complex does have a CLEAR BAG POLICY that will be in effect. Learn everything you need to know about the Clear Bag Policy by clicking here. There is also a WATER BOTTLE POLICY for all patrons and that is: one clear, plastic disposable water bottle is permitted. No hard, non-clear refillable bottles are allowed inside the facility.
Parking for the 2024 Carolina Challenge will vary for each day of activity. For Friday’s portion of the meet, fans can either pay to park at the metered lots around the facility or can park at the Key Road Lot where they will be shuttled to and from the facility. Overflow parking for Friday will be utilized at the Indoor Tennis Lot. For Friday’s parking map, click here.
Saturday, fans are encouraged to park in the Roost Parking Lot where it will be free and will be first come, first serve. Following the Roost Lot, fans may park in the metered parking surrounding the facility or can pay $10 per car to park in the Athletics Village Parking Garage. The Indoor Tennis Lot will also serve as overflow on Saturday. Note, there will NOT BE A SHUTTLE on Saturday. For Saturday’s parking map, click here.
There is a $10 fee for any adults wishing to attend the meet. Children that are 17 and under gain entry for $5, while kids 2 and under are free. Students/faculty/staff get in free with their valid Carolina Card identification.
The Carolina Challenge will be a two-day meet from Jan. 19-20 and will feature 23 total teams. Friday’s portion of the meet will start at 10 a.m. with the women’s weight throw as well as the men’s 5K. The final event of the day will be the men’s 4x400m relay at 4:50 p.m., followed by the women’s relay at 5:10 p.m. Saturday will begin with the high jump at 11 a.m., while the first track event will be the men’s mile at 1 p.m. The final event on Saturday will commence at approximately 4:20 p.m. with the men’s 4×400 meter relay (Finals Section), followed by the women’s 4x400m relay at 4:30 p.m.
TRACK @ NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE SHOWDOWN
Follow the Meet
South Carolina will be sending 11 student-athletes to compete at the TRACK @ New Balance Collegiate Showdown on Saturday, Jan. 20. The New Balance Track in Boston, Mass. is the home of the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Live stats for Saturday’s event in Boston can be found here. The 11 student-athletes making the trek to Beantown are: Zaya Akins, Andrew Bond, Jasauna Dennis, JaMeesia Ford, Anthony Greenhow, Nyck Harbor, Cynteria James, Jayla Jamison, Jahnile Registre, Dylan Targgart, and Jayson Ward. Fans are strongly encouraged to follow @GamecockTrack on twitter for live updates throughout the meet.
Moving up the Ladder
The Gamecocks enter the weekend’s festivities with 11 rankings inside the NCAA Top 25. Anthony Greenhow holds the highest individual ranking, sitting third in the men’s 200m with a time of 20.74 set last week at the Gamecock Opener. Greenhow will be running the 60m sprint in Boston as well as the men’s 4×400 meter relay. Theo Mudzengerere and Dylan Targgart are both positioned inside the individual Top 10, with Theo ranking fifth in the triple jump (16.00m) and Targgart sitting sixth in the shot put (19.19m). Mudzengerere will be jumping at the Carolina Challenge this weekend, while Targgart will compete in the shot put in Boston.
Jayla Jamison holds the highest individual women’s ranking for the Gamecocks, sitting fifth in the 200m sprint. She is set to build on her 23.45 time this weekend at the New Balance Track. Freshman sprinter Cynteria James is currently sitting in 16th in the 60m sprint, holding a time of 7.31 that was set at the Clemson Opener back on Dec. 8. James will look to further advance up the leaderboard while in Boston.
Nyck Harbor is set to make his much-anticipated collegiate track & field debut this weekend in Boston as the third leg in the men’s 4×400 meter relay. Meanwhile at the Carolina Challenge, the Gamecocks anticipate six individuals making their season debuts. Tennessee transfer, Prommyse Hoosier, is set to make her Gamecock appearance in the long jump; while Tulane transfer, Bradley Makuvire, will make his Gamecock debut in the men’s mile. True freshmen, Joshua Kosgei and Hattie Jennings will make their debuts in their respective distance events, while redshirt freshman Brandon Dennis will make his official collegiate debut in the shot put. Carolina’s men’s indoor 5K record holder, Rogerio Amaral, will look to chase down the record in the men’s mile in his season debut at the Carolina Challenge.