Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list
Senior Kierre Beckles takes third in 100m hurdles.
Four relay teams advance to Saturday finals as well.
Meredith Mill, men's 4x100-meter relay collect wins
Gamecock Open competition set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2013 Cross Country (Sophomore): Ranked in the Gamecocks' top five in seven of the eight races she started ... Won the Gamecock Invitational #1 in 19:04.26 ... Posted her top 6K time of the year a week later in the Mountain Dew Invitational, placing 23rd in 22:20.50 ... Took 11th in the Royal XC Challenge in 17:59.8, becoming the eighth Gamecock in history to break 18 minutes in the 5K ... That time ranks 13th in program annals ... Also finished third on the team in 6Ks at the Roy Griak Invitational, Indiana State Pre-National Invite White Race and NCAA Southeast Regional ... Also scored points in the SEC Championship, finishing 90th and fifth on the team.
2013 Track & Field (Freshman): A member of the 2013 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Ran the middle distances indoors for the Gamecocks ... Won her first indoor track race, the 800m at the USC Indoor #1 ... Finished 12th in the preliminaries of the SEC Indoor Championships in the 800m with her best time of the year (2:10.61) ... Her top mile performance came at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, finishing fifth with a 4:56.27 time ... Also ran on the distance medley relay team, taking the third leg on the group's fastest time of the year (11:46.07) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran the anchor leg at both the Auburn Invite and Armory Collegiate ... Concentrated on the 800m outdoors as well, posting a top time of 2:11.07 in a second-place showing at the Spec Town Relays ... Finished 13th in the 800m prelims at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Finished 10th in her only 400m run of the year at the Hurricane Invite (59.50) ... Ranked 17th in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays (4:47.10)...ran anchor leg on the distance medley relay team, helping the team finish eighth with the second-fastest time in school history (11:47.39)
2012 Cross Country (Freshman): Competed in six events as a true freshman, posting a 19:04.4 at the season-opening Gamecock Invitational 5K ... Her top 6K time came in the Charlotte Invitational, crossing the finish line in 23:31.36 ... Also ran in the Commodore Classic, the NCAA Pre-National Invite, the SEC Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of a state championship and runner-up cross country...named All-County and All-Region each year of high school in cross country and track...two-time All-State honoree in cross country and track...was team captain and MVP for three years...personal 5K record of 18:44...holds school records in the 800-meter run and the 1600-meter run and holds the Spartanburg county record in the 1600....state runner-up in both the 800 and the 1600 her junior year and was the state champion in the 800 her senior season with PRs of 2:15 for the 800 and 5:08 for the 1600.
PERSONAL: Anna Todd is the youngest daughter of Jack and Joan Todd ... Her two older sisters are Emily and Susan, with the latter also a student at South Carolina ... Majoring in exercise science.