Senior Kierre Beckles takes third in 100m hurdles.
Meredith Mill, men's 4x100-meter relay collect wins
Gamecock Open competition set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Five Gamecocks advance to Saturday finals
Royster sweeps the men's 100m & 200m; women take both relays
SOUTH CAROLINA CROSS COUNTRY: After missing the first half of the 2012 season due to injury, rebounded to record a PR of 22:25.67 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet as a Co-Captain of the team...in 2011, was a top seven runner for the Gamecocks in her first season on the team ... ran top times of 18:42 in the 5K and 23:28 in the 6K ... was the seventh Gamecock to cross at the SEC Championship ... missed the NCAA Southeast Regional due to illness.
2012: Outdoors, competed in the mile and the 3000m...top mile time of 5:03.99 at the Tiger Paw Invitational to claim sixth...finished 13th in the prelims in the mile at the SEC Outdoor Championships...ran a best 3000m time of 10:09.87 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...ran leadoff on the DMR team that claimed 12th at the SEC Indoor Championships running 11:58.87...Outdoors, competed in the 1500m and 3000m...placed third at the Shamrock Invitational in the 1500m...recorded a top mark in the 1500m of 4:35.11 at the North Florida Invitational...placed fifth at the Shamrock Invitational in the 3000m with a time of 10:05.12
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time member of Maryland State Cross Country championship teams from 2006-07 ... top times of 2:19 in the 800m, 5:16 in the 1600m, and 20:20 in the 5K.