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Gamecocks to Honor Seniors at USC Outdoor Open
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Gamecocks to Honor Seniors at USC Outdoor Open

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 18, 2024) – South Carolina Track & Field will split the team to compete in two meets this weekend. A handful of the distance squad will be competing tomorrow at the Wake Forest Invitational, while the vast majority of the Gamecocks will compete in the final home meet of the season at the USC Outdoor Open on Saturday at the Sheila & Morris Cregger Track.

Follow the Meet
Live results for the USC Outdoor Open can be found by clicking the following link. For Friday’s Wake Forest Invitational, live results can be accessed here. Fans can also follow along with updates on X by following @GamecockTrack.

Know Before You Go
Sheila and Morris Cregger Track does have a CLEAR BAG POLICY that is 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 final home meet of the regular season will go as follows: spectators may park in the Athletics Village Garage for $10 per car, or park in the metered street parking. Fans may also take a free shuttle to the track that can be accessed at 1708 Washington Street.

Meet Information
The USC Outdoor Open will conclude the home regular season and will feature 27 teams in total. The Gamecocks will play host to several top programs in the region, including the likes of Clemson, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. Saturday’s meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the women’s hammer, while the first track event will not start until noon in the form of the women’s 4x100m relay. The final events of the day will be the 4x400m relay with the women starting at 5:50 p.m. and the men running at 6 p.m.

Prior to the first track event, South Carolina will be honoring its 20 seniors who will be competing in their final home meet of the season. The Senior Day ceremony will commence at 11 a.m.

In Good Company
The Gamecocks have three more weekends of competition before the NCAA East Regional, including the 2024 SEC Outdoor Championships in Gainesville, Fla. on May 9-11. As it stands right now, the Gamecocks have 28 East Regional qualifying marks heading into this weekend. For the East Regional, individuals must be ranked Top 48 in the region to qualify, while relays must be ranked inside the Top 24 for a spot in Lexington, Ky. in late May. Of the 28 marks, nine are ranked inside the Top-10 and five of those nine are Top-5 rankings.