Track Notebook: Gamecocks Look to Build Off Solid Weekend
Feb. 13, 2013
Last Time Out
With a throw of 52'1 ¾ (15.89m), senior Breanna Radford won her fourth shot put event of the season at the Tiger Paw Invitational. Redshirt sophomore Kaysee Sullivan finished second behind Radford with a throw of 46'0 ½ (14.03m). Redshirt senior Robert Razick set a PR and jumped up the Gamecock record book on Friday and Saturday at the Tyson Invitational.
After moving to third all-time in South Carolina indoor history in the mile run on Friday with a 4:08.68, Razick followed up with an 8:23.39 in the 3,000-meters on Saturday. The new PR catapults him from seventh to third on the Gamecock top 10 list.
Junior pole vaulter Petra Olsen set a new personal best on the way to third place at the Tyson Invite. Olsen cleared 13'10 ½ (4.23m), which ranks second in South Carolina indoor history. Olsen was not the only pole vaulter to set a new PR as freshman Austin Eckenroth also did so, taking seventh in Fayetteville with a mark of 16'3 ¼ (4.96m). South Carolina stays at home this weekend to host the Gamecock Indoor Invitational on Saturday.
Senior All-American Kerrie Beckles turned in a season best 8.17 in the 60-meter hurdles, to break into the top-five in the country this season. The time tops the SEC.
Gamecocks in the Top 20
Scheper Named SEC Field Athlete of the Week
Saturday marked the second time Scheper reset the school high jump record after entering the season with the title. She broke her own record for the first time at her first event of the year, clearing 6'2 ½ (1.89m) at the Auburn Invitational. The St. Lucia native has won or placed second in all four of her events this season, and she is the only Gamecock to clear 6' or more in the women's high jump, doing so five times while donning the Garnet and Black.
Scheper is the first Gamecock to be honored by the SEC this year. Overall, this is the high jumper's third SEC Field Athlete of the Week honor, after earning the award last year on Feb. 7 and on March 22, 2011, in her freshman campaign.
Gamecock Women Break into the Top 15
The Gamecocks are coming off a weekend of meets in Fayetteville, Ark., Clemson, S.C., and Seattle, Wash., and are one of seven SEC schools in the rankings.
The next round of computer rankings will be released February 19. The 2013 SEC Indoor Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Ark., February 22-24. The NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships are March 8-9 and will also be held in Fayetteville, Ark.
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