Carolina Wins 9 Events at Penn Relays Tune-up Meet
April 26, 2006
South Carolina posted nine wins and three runner-up finishes in the 2006 Murray Neely Invitational in Greensboro, NC. USC also added three additional NCAA regional times on the day. USC ran against a field of a number of former professional athletes who competed at USC including Aleen Bailey, Lashinda Demus and Tiffany Ross-Williams.
Jess Smith won the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:04.71, winning the race by almost seven seconds.
Amberly Nesbitt won the 100m with a time of 11.56.
Leroy Dixon was the runner-up in the 200m at 21.08, posting his first regional qualifying time in the event this season.
Daniel Williams won the men's 3000m steeplechase, posting a time of 10:11.00 - out-distancing his competition by more than five seconds.
Keith Hinnant won the 400m with a time of 46.69.
Faraigan Giles was third in the 400m with a regional qualifier of 53.66 - improving her previous time.
Ronnetta Alexander won the 100m with at time of 13.50.
Joe Schroder won the javelin with a throw of 170' 10.
Kemesha Whitmire was the runner-up in the long jump (18'3 _) and the triple jump (41' 2 _). She has already posted regional qualifiers in both.
Precious Akins won the discus at 175' 5.