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Track & Field Heads to Sunshine State
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Track & Field Heads to Sunshine State

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 27, 2024) – South Carolina Track & Field will head down to Florida for the first of four trips to the Sunshine State this outdoor season. The Gamecocks will be competing in the 2024 Pepsi Florida Relays, beginning on Friday, March 29 and concluding on Saturday, March 30.

Follow the Meet
Live results for the Florida Relays can be found at a later time by visiting the Gamecock Track & Field schedule page here (live results are still unavailable at this time). Fans can also follow along with updates on X by following @GamecockTrack.

Meet Information
The Florida Relays will officially begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning with the high school events. The first collegiate event will be the women’s hammer at 11 a.m., while the first collegiate running event will be one hour later with the 4x800m relay. The first event that South Carolina will compete in on Friday will be the women’s 4x100m relay prelims at 2:30 p.m. Saturday will feature a busy day of events beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the men’s discus open. Carolina’s first event on Saturday will be the men’s 110m hurdle prelims at 12:25 p.m.

Heading North
While most of the team will be in Gainesville, Fla. this weekend, a pair of Gamecock men’s distance runners will be heading to Raleigh, N.C. for the 2024 Raleigh Relays. Rogerio Amaral and Bradley Makuvire will be competing in the 10K event on Thursday night, anticipated to start approximately at 10:35 p.m.

USTFCCCA Recognition
The first official Top-25 Outdoor rankings have come out and the Gamecocks find themselves regarded highly by their fellow peers. The women slide into No. 7 overall in the rankings, the highest USTFCCCA ranking in program history. Meanwhile, the men are currently ranked 20th overall, the best ranking for the men’s team since 2019.

Weekly Honors
The 2024 Weems Baskin Invitational sparked a big weekend of wins and personal records for the Gamecocks. A trio of freshmen benefited greatly from that meet, earning weekly honors in the process. JaMeesia Ford and Nyck Harbor swept the SEC Freshman Runner of the Week honors, while Cynteria James was named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week for her performance. Ford most notably clocked a 51.16 in the 400m, which is currently leading the NCAA leaderboard. She also opened the women’s 4x400m relay that ran 3:34.80, ranking ninth in the NCAA. Harbor also took home a pair of wins, doing so in the men’s 100m and the men’s 4x100m relay. Harbor was the anchor leg in the 4x100m squad that ran 40.20, while running 10.16 in the 100m prelims and then 10.24 to win the finals. His time of 10.16 ranks fifth all-time in Gamecock history and ranks fourth in the NCAA. James achieved her weekly recognition after running 11.01 in the women’s 100m finals, marking the fastest women’s 100m time in program history and in the NCAA this season. James and Ford both set Sheila & Morris Cregger Track facility records with their times in the 100m and the 400m.