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Track Wins Seven at Gamecock Open

April 3, 2013

Complete Results

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina track and field program registered seven wins on Wednesday night in a midweek tune-up meet at the Weems Baskin Track. The Gamecock Open was the final home meet of the season for the Gamecocks.

Redshirt sophomore Walker Selby started off the day with a win in the men's hammer throw. His toss of 157-02 (47.91m) bested the field for his first collegiate win. Selby also finished second in the discus throw with a mark of 135-04 (41.25m).

Picking up his first win of the season was redshirt junior Dorian Johnson. Johnson got the win in the men's triple jump with a season-best 50-00 ¾ (15.26m).

Redshirt sophomore Kaysee Sullivan added a second discus win to her outdoor resume. Sullivan turned in a season-best toss of 147-04 (44.92m).

The Gamecocks swept the men's and women's 400-meter hurdles. Freshman Jonathan Russell ran a collegiate-best 53.43 for his first collegiate win. On the women's side, junior Amber Allen led a 1-2 finish with sophomore Tamera Harris. Allen clocked in at 1:02.42 with Harris at 1:03.66.

South Carolina also went 1-2 in the women's pole vault with sophomore Megan Wall leading the way. Wall cleared 11-11 ¾ (3.65m) for the win with redshirt freshman Ashley Cady recording a mark of 10-00 (3.05m).

In the men's pole vault, freshman Jeffrey Linta set a new collegiate best with a clearance of 15-07 (4.75m) to take the top spot. It was also Linta's first collegiate win.


Senior Ceci Kryst added a pair of second-place finishes and personal bests to her season list with a long jump mark of 19-01 ½ (5.83m) and a triple jump mark of 39-04.00 (11.99m). The long jump mark ties her personal best in the event while the triple jump mark is an outright personal record. Kryst's triple jump mark betters her seventh-place entry in the Gamecock record books.

A pair of South Carolina redshirt sophomores registered top-five finishes in the men's long jump. Josh Jones finished second with a jump of 22-02 1.4 (6.76m) while James Adams recorded a leap of 21-04 ¾ (6.52m).

In the women's 100-meter dash, freshman Ahtyana Johnson and senior Melekia Simpson finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Johnson ran a 12.08 while Simpson ran a season-best 12.21.

Sophomore Chris Walker placed second in the 200-meter run with a time of 21.74. Freshman Paris Smalls was right behind with a collegiate best of 22.42.

Senior Andre Carter and junior Nigel Redic posted top-five times in the men's 400-meter run. Carter crossed at 48.68 in his first 400-meter race of the outdoor season. Redic turned in a time of 49.49 to grab fifth place.

In his first meet of the outdoor season, junior Clayton Gravesande collected a fifth-place finish in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.37.

Freshmen Kaleigh Higgins and Alex Mullin finished 2-3 in the 1,500-meter run. Higgins ran a 4:56.36 while Mullin ran a new personal best of 5:06.32. Freshman Brandy Wybersky and junior Lydia Davis also registered top-five finishes in the women's 5,000-meter run. Wybersky set a new PR, running 18:51.01 for second place. Davis ran a season-best 19:34.66 for fifth place.

Next up for the Gamecocks is the 69th annual Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. The two-day meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

2. Chris Walker21.74 (+1.3)
3. Paris Smalls22.42 (+1.3)Collegiate Best
3. Andre Carter48.68
5. Nigel Redic49.49
7. Paris Smalls50.24
5. Clayton Gravesande2:01.37
1. Jonathan Russell53.43 Collegiate Best
Long Jump
2. Josh Jones6.76m // 22-02.25 (+0.0)
4. James Adams6.52m // 21-04.75 (1.7)
Triple Jump
1. Dorian Johnson15.26m // 50-00.75 (+1.7) Season Best
Pole Vault
1. Jeffrey Linta4.75m // 15-07.00Collegiate Best
Colin BuxtonNH
Hammer Throw
1. Walker Selby47.91m // 157-02
Discus Throw
2. Walker Selby41.25m // 135-04
100m Dash
4. Ahtyana Johnson12.08
5. Melekia Simpson12.21Season Best
7. Lauren Ellis12.36
2. Kaleigh Higgins4:56.36
3. Alexandria Mullin5:06.32PR
2. Brandy Wybersky18:51.01PR
5. Lydia Davis19:34.66Season Best
8. Ellyn Quigg20:00.09
400m Hurdles
1. Amber Allen1:02.42
2. Tamera Harris1:03.66
Long Jump
2. Ceci Kryst5.83m // 19-01.50 (+2.2)PR
7. Mykera Glymph-Dantzler5.12m // 16-09.75 (+2.0)PR
Triple Jump
2. Ceci Kryst11.99m // 39-04.00 (+1.7) PR
Pole Vault
1. Megan Wall3.65m // 11-11.75
2. Ashley Cady3.05m // 10.00.00
Tylar ManganNH
Kelly FischerNH
Shot Put
12. Asia Delaney7.93m // 26-00.25
1. Kaysee Sullivan44.92m // 147-04


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