Gamecocks Finish Day One at Pepsi Florida Relays
Joshua Suttmeier
 
Joshua Suttmeier

April 5, 2013

Running Results | Field Results

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - South Carolina track and field completed their first day of competition at the 69th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays at Percy Beard Track on Friday. Facing stiff competition, the Gamecocks collected five top-10 finishes.

In her 400-meter outdoor debut, sophomore Erika Rucker turned in a solid performance. Rucker ran a 52.76 to finish fourth overall. The Gamecock ran the second-best collegiate time in the event. Entering the weekend, only one faster collegiate time had been registered this outdoor season.

In the 100-meter hurdles, senior Kierre Beckles was the top collegiate finisher. Beckles finished sixth overall with her time of 13.13. Beckles entered the weekend with the third fastest time in the East with her season-best time of 13.09.

Junior Petra Olsen finished second overall in the women's pole vault. Her mark of 13-05.25 (4.10m) was the top collegiate clearance of the day.

Senior long jumper Jarrod Hutchen and redshirt sophomore javelin thrower Joshua Suttmeier registered the two top-10 finishes for the men's team.

Hutchen recorded a leap of 24-02.25 (7.37) in the invitational section of the long jump. The mark landed him fifth place. Hutchen holds the fourth best leap in the East entering the weekend at 25-05.25 (7.75m).

Suttmeier made his season debut on Friday. The javelin specialist kicked off his year with a throw of 203-00 (61.87m) for seventh place.

Tomorrow's slate features relay action and the remaining field events. Competition is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

 

 

MEN • 69th ANNUAL PEPSI FLORIDA RELAYS • FRIDAY, APRIL 5

100m
14. Chris Royster10.54 (+1.3)
24. Kendall Kee10.61 (+3.0)
200m - University
20. Chris Royster21.28 (+2.0) Season Best
400m
18. Clayton Gravesande47.42
34. Andre Carter48.53 Season Best
49. Eric Winfrey49.56
800m
44. Drew Ricci1:59.48
1,500m
16. Robert Razick3:53.73
27. Alex Sullivan4:00.48 PR
39. Daniel Novak4:16.04
110mH
27. Dondre Echols14.22 (+1.6) Collegiate Best
31. Jermaine Collier14.38 (+1.8)
400mH
15. Jonathan Russell52.54 Collegiate Best
18. Jermaine Collier52.66 Collegiate Best
Long Jump - Invitational
5. Jarrod Hutchen7.37m // 24-02.25 (+0.7)
Hammer Throw
11. Andrew Seay53.16m // 174-05
Javelin - University
7. Joshua Suttmeier61.87m // 203-00
WOMEN • 69th ANNUAL PEPSI FLORIDA RELAYS • FRIDAY, APRIL 5

100m
41. Alexis Murphy12.07 (+0.4)
400m
4. Erika Rucker 52.76
29. Christal Green54.79 Collegiate Best
57. Nadonnia Rodriques58.55
100mH
6. Kierre Beckles13.13 (+1.7)
400mH
25. Tamera Harris1:01.27Season Best
30. Amber Allen1:01.85
Pole Vault - University
2. Petra Olsen4.10m // 13-05.25
16. Megan Wall3.60m // 11-09.75
Tylar ManganNH
Discus Throw - University
17. Kaysee Sullivan 42.27m // 138-08