Track Competes At Gamecock Indoor Open
Jan. 26, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina won four events at the Gamecock Indoor Open, the first home meet of the season for the Gamecock track and field teams.
The Gamecock women won the women's 55-meter hurdles courtesy of freshman Kierre Beckles as well as the women's pole vault courtesy of redshirt sophomore Tamra Stanish. Beckles won her event at 7.97 while Stanish and freshman Tylar Mangan each cleared 3.05m (10'0) to take first and second in the pole vault.
Sophomore Asia Delaney placed sixth in the 55-meter dash at 7.47 while sophomore Ceci Kryst took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles at 8.77. Working double-duty, Kryst immediately raced to the high jump pit where she cleared 1.45m (4'9) to tie for second overall. She finished by taking 12th in the women's shot put (8.90m // 29'2 ½) as she begins to prepare to compete as a multi-event athlete at the SEC Championships.
Jarett Gerald and Joshua Jones ran the 55-meter dash for the men with Gerald placing 21st at 6.84 and Jones placing 32nd at 7.18. Two Gamecocks, Steven Hunsaker and Patrick Price, ran the 400-meter dash with Hunsaker claiming third at 55.25 and Price claiming fifth at 56.12. Freshman Chris Sharp claimed 10th in the 55-meter hurdles at 8.35, and he took third in the pole vault at 3.05m (10'0). In the throws, Chris Campbell led the weight throwers with a toss of 14.96 to place second overall, and Andrew Finley (2nd, 15.26m // 50'0 ¾) and Chris Sharp (14th, 10.77m // 35'4) participated in the shot put.
A number of Gamecocks earned crucial experience by competing as unattached athletes. As unattached athletes, Erin Fedewa (5:36.66) and Jessica Hartman (5:38.32) took first and second, respectively, in the women's mile run while freshman Penny Boswell won the 3000-meter run at 10:45.91. Freshman Kaysee Sullivan competed unattached in the shot put and weight throw and placed fifth in both events. Sullivan tossed 12.02m (39'5 ¼) in the shot put and threw 13.78m (45'2 ½) in the weight throw.
On the men's side, Drew Ricci competed unattached and took second in the 800-meter run at 2:04.00. Freshman Kevaughn Griffith took eighth in the 55-meter hurdles at 8.22. Freshman Spencer Latham competed unattached in the weight throw and shot put, taking ninth in the weight throw (14.58m // 47'10) and sixth in the shot put (13.07m // 42'10 ¾). Freshman Andrew Seay also competed unattached in the weight throw and placed ninth at 12.70m (41'8).