Gamecock Track & Field Travels to 102nd Millrose Games
Jan. 29, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina track and field programs will make their first trip to New York City this year as the men's and women's 4x400m relay teams will compete at the 102nd Millrose Games, held Friday, Jan. 30 at Madison Square Garden.
The men's relay - which already has a provisional qualifying time at 3:09.34 - will be run by Aaron Anderson, Quentin Moore, Obakeng Ngwigwa and Johnny Dutch. The women's relay will be run by Brandi Cross, Gabby Glenn, Radiance Basden and Nadonnia Rodrigues. Portions of the Millrose Games will be broadcast live on ESPN2 from 7-8:30 p.m., a window that includes the scheduled starts times for the collegiate relay events. The women's relay is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., and the men's relay is scheduled to begin at 7:57 p.m.
A group of former Gamecocks will also compete in New York. Olympians Tiffany Ross-Williams and Terrence Trammell will both participate in the 60m hurdles. Trammell will also run in the 60m dash. Olympians Lisa Barber and Mechelle Lewis will run in the women's 60m dash.
While the relays compete at Millrose, the Gamecock heptathletes, pentathletes and pole vaulters will head to the upstate to compete at the JRF Multi-Event Challenge and Clemson Games at Clemson University. The JRF Multi-Event Challenge begins Friday afternoon with Keke Clarke scheduled to compete in the pentathlon and a trio of men scheduled to compete in the heptathlon in Curt McGill, Scott Pierce and Eddie Stoudemire. The weekend marks the first time this season that the multi event athletes will compete in a full pentathlon/heptathlon.
Women's pole vaulters Allison Nicosia, CaAdrian Norman and Tamra Stanish will compete in the event scheduled to begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. The men's vaulters will follow Saturday at 2 p.m. with Kevin Brinkley, Kyle Logue, Matt Shuler and Jerry Thompson III scheduled to compete. Shuler is coming off a personal best jump of 16-0 ¾ (4.90m) at the Tom Jones Memorial last weekend.