Gamecocks Head to Hokie Invitational


Jan. 24, 2013

January 24, 2013

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January 24, 2013
Clayton Gravesande

The Gamecocks head north to Blacksburg, Va., to compete in the Hokie Invitational hosted by Virginia Tech in the Rector Field House. South Carolina is coming off a successful week after posting five wins and placing athletes in the top-5 in 13 events at the competitive Auburn Invitational last weekend. The Gamecocks also hosted a midweek meet on Wednesday, claiming six wins.

Competition begins Friday at 5 p.m. and continues Saturday at 11 a.m.

The men's team will face ranked opponents in No. 15 Virginia Tech and No. 19 North Carolina State. The field also includes, Charlotte, Concord, Norfolk State, North Carolina, UNC-Greensboro and Wake Forest.

The newly ranked No. 20 Gamecock women's team will face No. 10 UCF along with Charlotte, Concord, James Madison, NC State, Norfolk State, North Carolina, Greensboro, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Gamecock Individuals in the Top-20
This season, the top 16 marks/times for each individual event qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. For the relay events, the top 12 teams will qualify for the championships.

AthleteEvent Time/MarkDivision 1SEC
Clayton Gravesande400m47.269th3rd
Jarrod HutchenLong Jump24'9 // 7.54m9th6th
Gravesande, Byrd, Carter, Collier4x400m3:11.939th4th

AthleteEvent Time/MarkDivision 1SEC
Jeannelle ScheperHigh Jump6'2 // 1.88m1st1st
Petra OlsenPole Vault13'7 1/4 // 4.15m6th3rd
Kierre Beckles60mH8.278th3rd
Rucker, Rodriques, Brockington, Allen4x400m3:43.2015th5th
Erika Rucker400m54.9619th6th