Gamecock Track Athletes set to compete at USA Championships
Jason Richardson
 
Jason Richardson

June 20, 2006

Columbia, SC - South Carolina will send four men and six women to compete in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. June 21-25. In addition to USC's current student-athletes, the Gamecocks will also be very well represented with former alums including Terrence Trammell, Lisa Barber, Otis Harris and Lashinda Demus - all Olympic or World Championship medalists.

The Championships are the final stop of USATF's 2006 Visa Championships Series, and will be contested at the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium on the campus of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. It is the selection meet for the IAAF World Cup of Athletics, which will take place later that summer (Athens, Greece). The 2006 USA Outdoor Junior Championships take place concurrently with the Outdoor Championships, as the selection meet for the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, China. The 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships will be televised live on ESPN2 from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. All times are Eastern.

In the women's 400 meter hurdles, 2004 Olympian and 2005 World Outdoor Championships silver medalist Demus looks to defend her title against stiff competition from veteran Sandra Glover, the 2005 World bronze medalist and four-time U.S. Outdoor champion. Three-time Olympian Allen Johnson, a former USC volunteer coach, will face two-time Olympic silver medalist and USC graduate Terrence Trammell in the men's 110-meter hurdles. Trammell is a two-time World Indoor 60-meter hurdle champion and the 2006 60-meter bronze medalist.

Gamecock Men at USA Track and Field Championships

NameEventMark/Time1st round (PM)
Greig CryerLong Jump7.92m6:00, 6/23
Triple Jump15.98m2:45, 6/24
Leroy Dixon100m10.246:55, 6/22
200m20.704:50, 6/24
Thomas Hilliard400m hurdles50.554:45, 6/22
Jason Richardson110m hurdles13.364:05, 6/24

Gamecock Men at USA Track and Field Championships

NameEventMark/Time1st round (PM)
Precious AkinsDiscus56.61m5:50, 6/24
Ronnetta Alexander100m hurdles13.085:05, 6/23
Nastsha Hastings400m51.565:30, 6/22
Brittney JamesJrs. 100m hurdles1:30, 6/22
Jrs. Long Jump12:25, 6/22
Chiquita Martin 400m hurdles57.78*5:50, 6/23
Shalonda Solomon100m11.076:30, 6/22
200m22.305:15, 6/24

* - provisional

Former Gamecock Men Competing at the USA Track and Field Championships

NameEvent(s)
Tony AllmondLong Jump
Kenneth Ferguson400m hurdles
Otis Harris400m
Rodney Martin100m, 200m
Terrence Trammell110m hurdles

Former Gamecock Women Competing at the USA Track and Field Championships

NameEvent
Lisa Barber100m
Miki Barber100m
Tacita Bassheptathlon
Lashinda Demus400m hurdles
Tiffany Ross-Williams400m hurdles
Demetria Washington400m