Radiance Basden Wins Triple Jump At Tyson Invitational
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Radiance Basden

Feb. 11, 2012


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By Miquel Jacobs
Assistant Media Relations Director

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - South Carolina senior Radiance Basden won the triple jump with the No. 7 mark in the nation to lead the Gamecocks in the final day of competition at the Tyson Invitational.

Basden jumped 42'3 ¼ (12.88m) in her third jump of the day to earn her first win of the season. The mark moves her to third in the Gamecock record book and in position to earn her first bid to the NCAA Indoor national championships. Ceci Kryst also competed in the event, taking 17th overall at a season best mark of 38'3 ½ (11.67m).

In the women's 60-meter hurdle finals, senior Kierre Beckles improved her top time this season to 8.18 to place third overall in the event.

The women's 4x400-meter relay team of Erika Rucker, Christal Green, Vashti Bandy and Nadonnia Rodriques took fourth overall at a season best 3:37.25. Sophomore Liz Locke improved her 800-meter time to 2:18.21 to place 21st overall to round out the top improvements on the women's side.

On the men's side, Chris Royster and Chris Walker both improved their times in the 200-meter dash with Royster placing 13th at 21.50 and Walker placing 46th at 22.25. Chris Maxwell also ran 22.25, taking 45th overall in the event.

Freshman Juan Stenner took 25th in the 800-meter dash at 1:54.69 in what was the fastest 800-meter dash time of the season for the Gamecocks.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - MEN
M-200m (Auto: 20.73)
13. Chris Royster21.50 SB
45. Chris Maxwell22.25
46. Chris Walker22.25 SB
M-800m (Auto: 1:47.30)
25. Juan Stenner1:54.69
M-4x400m (Auto: 3:06.50)
9. Carter, Gaither, Winfrey, Gravesande3:13.70
16. Maxwell, Stenner, Royster, Walker3:21.65
M-Triple Jump (Auto: 16.30m)
10. Dorian Johnson14.77m / 48-05.50

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - WOMEN
W-200m (Auto: 23.12)
34. Kelsey McCorkle24.59
58. Christal Green25.58
69. Chalese Davis26.79
W-800m (Auto: 2:04.50)
21. Liz Locke2:18.21 SB
W-60m Hurdles (Auto: 8.10)
3. Kierre Beckles8.18 SB
W-4x400m (Auto: 3:34.00)
4. Rucker, Green, Bandy, Rodriques3:37.25 SB
18. Allen, Davis, Beckles, Johnson4:00.72
W-Triple Jump (Auto: 13.30m)
1. Radiance Basden12.88m / 42-03.25 SB
17. Ceci Kryst11.67m / 38-03.50 SB
W-High Jump (Auto: 1.85m)
5. Jeannelle Scheper1.78m / 5-10.00