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
2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2013 Cross Country (Junior): Led the Gamecocks in every race she competed and posted one of the best seasons in South Carolina history ... Set a new program record in the 5K and ranked as the top collegiate runner in the Royal XC Challenge in Charlotte, finishing in 17:03.6 ... Earned SEC Female Athlete of the Week honors after that time ... Posted three of the fastest 15 6K's in program history on the year ... Her top time came in the SEC Championship, becoming the third person to break 21 minutes in program history (20:57.38) to finish 15th, one second from an All-SEC spot ... Her second-best 6K came two weeks later in the NCAA Southeast Regional in Earlysville, Va., as her 21:17.4 placed her 27th, four seconds from All-Region honors, and 10th on the Gamecocks' listing ... Also clocked a 21:20.52 in the Indiana State Pre-National Invite White Race, finishing ninth ... That time ranks 12th in program annals ... Started the season with a fourth-place showing in the Carolina Challenge ... Also finished seventh in the Mountain Dew Invitational and 60th in the Roy Griak Invitational.
2013 Track & Field (Sophomore): Earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Posted the second fastest mile time (4:58.01) on the team during indoors, finishing 22nd in the SEC Indoor Championship preliminaries ... Ranked fourth in the 3000m indoors at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier (10:11.66) ... Tallied the best 1500m time (4:35.11) outdoors for the Gamecocks, winning the Spec Towns race at 4:35.11 ... Also won the 1500m at the Weems Baskin (4:43.98) ... Ran the 5000m twice, finishing second at the Hurricane Invite before posting a 17:28.28 in the Raleigh Relays.
2012 Cross Country (Sophomore): Finished fifth on the team in the final two races of the year, posting a 22:25.67 in the NCAA Southeast Regional and a 22:28.51 in the SEC Championships ... Also ran in the NCAA Pre-National and the Charlotte Invitational ... Missed the first half of the season due to injury.
2012 Track & Field (Freshman): 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
2011 Cross Country (Freshman): Ranked fifth on the team in the Charlotte Invitational, running her best 5K time of the year (18:42.33) ... Her best 6K time came in the 26th Annual Roy Griak Invitational, clocking in at 23:28.40, ranking third on the team ... Posted a 24:18.60 at the SEC Championships ... Also ran in the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational, the Gamecock Invitational and the Winthrop Invitational.
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.
PERSONAL: Majoring in political science and criminal justice ... Spent the summer of 2012 interning with Account 3, a non-profit group in London ... Co-teaching a University 101 class as a peer leader.