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Lampe Breaks 10K School Record on First Day of Raleigh Relays

March 30, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. - The South Carolina track and field team completed the first day of competition at the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday. Sophomore Kayla Lampe broke a 15-year-old 10,000-meter school record and five Gamecocks advanced to event finals on the first day of competition. The women's sprint medley relay team collected a win as well.

Lampe, who set the indoor 5,000-meter run a month ago as she won SEC silver, ran a 34:26.99 in the 10,000-meters to set a new Gamecock record. Lampe broke Tanya Povey's 1998 time of 34:31.41 to sit atop another South Carolina all-time list. The time earned her a fourth-place finish.

The sprint medley relay quartet of freshmen Alexis Murphy and Ahtyana Johnson, junior Amber Allen and sophomore Erika Rucker picked up the win with a time of 3:57.74.

Junior Chris Royster and sophomore Eric Winfrey ran in the same 100-meter dash heat on Friday, both punching tickets for Saturday's finals. Royster, who has won the 100 meters the last two weekends, advanced with the second-fastest time of the day at 10.56. Winfrey was fifth fastest at 10.74. The 100-meter dash finals are tomorrow at 12:15 p.m.

South Carolina's 1-2 punch in the hurdles also advanced to Saturday's event final. Freshmen Dondre Echols and Jermaine Collier ran in a 110-meter hurdle heat that saw all who finished the race advance to the final. Echols clocked in at 14.27, the second-fastest collegiate time and fourth-fastest overall. Collier earned the last spot in the eight-man final with a time of 14.71. Echols and Collier will race in the event finals at 12:05 p.m. tomorrow.


The Gamecock women will also be represented in hurdle finals tomorrow. Current collegiate-leader senior Kierre Beckles ran a 13.16, the fastest preliminary time of the day. Beckles will run for her third-consecutive outdoor win tomorrow at noon.

Graduate student Chelsea France ran the second-best 3,000-meter steeplechase in school history at 10:42.93. France finished fourth overall in her section.

Freshman Austin Eckenroth earned a second-place finish in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-11 (4.85m), his best of the outdoor season.

Competition resumes tomorrow with Dorian Johnson in the triple jump starting the day off for the Gamecocks at 11 a.m.

100m Dash - Prelims
2. Chris Royster10.56q (-0.9)
5. Eric Winfrey10.74q (-0.9)
34. Chris Walker10.97 (0.2)
400m Dash
26. Chris Maxwell48.89
50. Nigel Redic49.69
1,500m Run
11. Robert Razick3:49.91
56. Alex Sullivan4:03.10 PR
74. Daniel Novak4:05.72
110m Hurdles - Prelims
4. Dondre Echols14.27q (2.0)
8. Jermaine Collier14.71q (2.0)
Long Jump
9. Dorian Johnson6.96m // 22-10.00
Pole Vault
Austin Eckenroth4.85m // 15-11.00
100m Dash - Prelims
13. Alexis Murphy11.90 (1.5)
19. Vashti Bandy11.94 (1.5)
21. Ahtyana Johnson11.96 (2.8) PR
28. Gabrielle Gray12.02 (2.8)
400m Dash
10. Christal Green55.43
1,500m Run (Section IV)
Lisa Zimmer4:39.55 PR
Anna Todd4:47.10
3,000m Steeplechase (Section I)
4. Chelsea France10:42.93 PR
5000m Run
19. Mary Fouse17:19.54 (Section II)
7. Meredith Mill17:28.28 PR (Section III)
13. Christine Kent18:06.28PR (Section IV)
23. Penny Boswell18:16.98 (Section IV)
22. Stephanie Berger18:23.93 (Section IV)
10,000m Run
4. Kayla Lampe34:26.99 School Record
100m Hurdles - Prelims
1. Kierre Beckles13.16q (0.1)
Sprint Medley Relay
1. A. Murphy, A. Johnson, A. Allen, E. Rucker 3:57.47
Long Jump
12. Ceci Kryst5.60m // 18-04.50 (+0.0)


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