USC Hosts First Day of Weems Baskin Sprint Relays
March 17, 2006
Columbia, SC - The first day of the two-day Weems Baskin Sprint Relays got off to a bang on a gorgeous Friday afternoon with USC's relays finishing as the runner-up in four races. In addition, Derek Pressley won the men's triple jump and Precious Akins was the runner-up in the hammer.
Action in Columbia begins tomorrow morning with the men's shot put at 11 am (Sat., March 18). The track events also begin at 11 am with the gun for the 110m hurdles.
Pressley won the men's triple jump with the top jump of the day of 48' 4.
Akins finished as the runner-up in the women's hammer with a toss of 161' 4 and teammate Keri Groover was seventh (140' 1).
Second place was the order of the day for Carolina's women's relays. The USC women were second in the 800m Sprint Medley Relay with a time of 1:44.46. They later finished as the runner-up in the 4x800m with a time of 9:36.96.
A group of former All-American Gamecocks (JasonJack) won the women's 4x300 relay, taking the title at 2:34.92. The foursome included Alexis Joyce, Antoinette Wilks, Aleen Bailey and Lashinda Demus. The USC women's team finished a speedy second with a time of 2:38.43.
The men's 4x300m relay was also a runner-up, finishing with a time of 2:15.43.
Gamecock Results from Day 1 of Weems Baskin Sprint Relays
Men's Individual Events
Hammer - Brook Antonio (178'5, 4th place); Tyler Trout (163' 8, 5th place)
Triple Jump - Derek Pressley (48' 4 1st place)