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Track Notebook: Women Ranked 21st, Gamecock Youth Making an Impact

Jan. 29, 2013

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South Carolina posted 10 wins and 39 total top-5 performances this weekend in Blacksburg, Va., at the Hokie Invitational. In the first two major events of the year, the Auburn Invitational and the Hokie Invitational, the Gamecock youth has made an impact. At the Auburn Invitational on Jan.19, of 12 individual top-5 finishes, five came from underclassmen. On day one in Blacksburg, of 18 individual top-5 performances, 11 of them were attributed to underclassmen. The second day at the Hokie Invite saw seven underclassmen finish in the top-5 out of the 16 individual finishes in the upper echelon.

The Gamecocks travel to New York City to compete in the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Check on Thursday for a full preview.

Gamecocks 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
Damiere Byrd60m6.667th4th
Jarrod HutchenLong Jump25'2 // 7.67m7th4th
Clayton Gravesande400m47.2615th5th
Gravesande, Byrd, Carter Collier4x400m3:10.9715th5th
AthleteEvent Time/MarkDivision 1SEC
Jeannelle ScheperHigh Jump6'2 // 1.88m5th2nd
Petra OlsenPole Vault13'7 1/4 // 4.15m11th3rd
Kierre Beckles60mH8.2716th3rd
Rucker, Rodriques, Brockington, Allen4x400m3:37.699th5th

Women's Squad Ranked
The South Carolina women's team dropped one spot to No. 21 in this week's USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Championship Rankings. The Gamecocks, one of seven SEC squads in the rankings, were number 20 in last week's rankings.

The next round of computer rankings will be released Feb. 5.

USTFCCCA Women's Indoor Track and Field Rankings (Jan. 29, 2013)
1. Clemson
2. Kansas
3. Oregon
4. Arkansas
5. LSU
6. Texas A&M
7. Florida
8. Washington
9. UCF
10. Iowa State
11. Georgia
12. California
13. Arizona
14. Texas
15. Dartmouth
16. Stanford
17. Indiana State
18. Baylor
19. Florida State
20. Arizona State
21. South Carolina
22. Michigan State
23. San Diego State
24. Auburn
25. Connecticut




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