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Gamecocks Open 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships Wednesday

June 10, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. - South Carolina is set to begin the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships which run Wed., June 11 - Sat., June 14 at the University of Oregon's historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The Gamecocks have 10 entries, seven individual and three relays, that qualified at the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary round in late May. The men's and women's 4x100-meter relays open the meet at 7 p.m. ET and three other individuals start their week in Eugene on Wednesday as well.

MEET INFORMATION
Dates: Wed., June 11- Sat., June 14
Time: Wed. - 4 p.m. | Thurs. - 4 p.m. | Fri. - 3:15 p.m. | Sat. - 12:35 p.m.
Location: Eugene, Ore.
Facility: Hayward Field
Live Results

Gamecock Schedule Get Acrobat Reader | Meet Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Men's Start Lists | Women's Start Lists

Broadcast Schedule
Wednesday: 7 p.m. ET - 11 p.m. ET - ESPN3.com
Thursday: 6:55 p.m. ET - 11 p.m. ET - ESPN3.com

Friday: 7:30 p.m. ET - 9:30 p.m. ET - ESPNU
Saturday: 5 p.m. ET - 7 p.m. ET - ESPNU

Chris Royster, Tyler Brockington and Petra Olsen are making return trips as individuals to Eugene, with senior pole vault school record holder Olsen set for her third-straight appearance. South Carolina also returns three members of last season's women's 4x100-meter relay that finished 11th.

In a display of youth, four of the Gamecocks' six individual entrants (Jussi Kanervo - Fr., Kaleb Zuidema - R-Fr., Ahtyana Johnson - So., Tyler Brockington - So.) are underclassmen. There are two more sophomores on the men's 4x100-meter relay in Kendall Kee and Brandon Sanders. In the women's relays, Johnson and Brockington are joined by sophomore Alexis Murphy and freshmen Marisa Bellamy and Briana Haith.

Four South Carolina bids enter the championships with a top-10 seed. The men's 4x100-meter relay of Kendall Kee, Royster, Eric Winfrey and Brandon Sanders own the No. 3 seed after their 38.98 Prelims, the No. 3 time in school history. The women's 4x1 is the No. 8 team at this week's event with Brockington, Tamera Harris, Ahtyana Johnson and Alexis Murphy combining for a season-best 44.20 at Prelims. In the women's 400-meter hurdles, Brockington enters as the No. 9 seed. School record holder Olsen is the No. 10 seed in the women's pole vault.

Twenty-four athletes enter each event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, 12 who qualified from the East Preliminaries and 12 from the West Preliminaries. The top eight finishers in each event score.

GAMECOCK DECLARATIONS
Men
100m - Chris Royster - Sr. - No. 13 - 10.20
200m - Chris Royster - Sr. - No. 24 - 20.88
400mH - Jussi Kanervo - Fr. - No. 13 - 50.67
Javelin - Kaleb Zuidema - R-Fr. - No. 11 - 68.65m // 219-01
4x100m - Kee, Royster, Winfrey, Sanders -No. 3 - 38.98

Women
200m - Ahtyana Johnson - R-So. - No. 17 - 23.37
400mH - Tyler Brockington - So. - No. 9 - 56.65
Pole Vault - Petra Olsen - Sr. - No. 10 - 4.20m // 13-09.25
4x100m - Brockington, Harris, Johnson, Murphy - No. 8 - 44.20
4x400m - Johnson, Brockington, Bellamy, Harris - No. 23 - 3:35.38
 

 

 

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