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Track Travels to Spec Towns National Team Invitational

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. - This weekend, South Carolina track and field travels to the Spec Towns National Team Invitational in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia. Friday competition is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. with the men's and women's triple jump. On Saturday, the women's javelin and pole vault kick off a full day of action.

Joining the Gamecocks and host Georgia will be Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Rutgers and Troy. The men's field includes No. 7 Auburn, No. 9 Wisconsin, and No. 25 Georgia. On the women's side, ranked opponents include No. 17 Auburn and No. 18 Georgia.

Including this weekend's meet, the Gamecocks have just two regular season competitions left before the Southeastern Conference Championships in Columbia, Mo., on May 9-12. South Carolina athletes are jockeying for position to be included in the NCAA East Region field (May 23-25, Greensboro, N.C.). The regional offers the chance to punch a ticket the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 5-8, Eugene, Ore.).

For the fourth-straight season, the country has been split into two regions - East and West - with the top 48 athletes (24 relays) in each region qualifying for the Preliminary Round. The top 12 finishers in an event at each regional preliminary will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Gamecocks in the East Top 60

Chris Royster100mHurricane Invite10.533920
Chris Royster200mFlorida Relays21.283015
Eric Winfrey200mHurricane Invite21.344119
Clayton Gravesande400mFlorida Relays47.422412
Robert Razick1,500m Raleigh Relays3:49.91546
Dondre Echols110mHFlorida Relays14.22358
Jermaine Collier 110mHFlorida Relays14.385313
Jonathan Russell400mHFlorida Relays52.54206
Jermaine Collier400mHFlorida Relays52.66247
C. Royster, E. Winfrey, D. Echols, C. Maxwell4x100m RelayRaleigh Relays40.44167
A Carter, J. Collier, C. Gravesande, C. Maxwell4x400m RelayFlorida Relays3:11.70297
Austin EckenrothPole VaultRaleigh Relays4.85m // 15-115214
Jarrod HutchenLong JumpHurricane Invite7.75m // 25-5.2543
Dorian Johnson Long JumpHurricane Invite7.30m // 23-11.50256
Dorian Johnson Triple JumpGamecock Open15.26m // 50-0.75165
Joshua SuttmeierJavelinFlorida Relays61.87m // 203-14013
Vashti Bandy100mHurricane Invite11.815622
Erika Rucker400mFlorida Relays52.7623
Christal Green400mFlorida Relays54.793917
Erika Rucker800mHurricane Invite 2:07.27189
Kayla Lampe10,000mRaleigh Relays34:26.99121
Kierre Beckles100mH Raleigh Relays13.0942
Amber Allen400mHRaleigh Relays1:00.793712
Tamera Harris400mH Florida Relays1:01.274817
Chelsea France3,000m SteepleRaleigh Relays10:42.93397
K. Beckles, E. Rucker, V. Bandy, A Murphy 4x100m RelayFlorida Relays45.7486
C. Green, V. Bandy, E. Rucker, T. Harris 4x400m RelayFlorida Relays3:35.1985
Petra OlsenPole Vault Hurricane Invite4.10m // 13-05.2574
Ceci KrystLong JumpGamecock Open5.83m // 19-01.505016
Breanna Radford Shot PutFlorida Relays16.56m // 54-0453
Breanna Radford Hammer ThrowHurricane Invite53.10m // 174-025011
Olivia Hassler JavelinWeems Baskin42.39m // 139-015014




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