USC Track & Field Wins 16 Events on Final Day of Trojan Invitational
Athletics | March 20, 2021
LOS ANGELES – USC track and field athletes have won 16 events, including a pair of junior wins Lanae-Tava Thomas in the women’s long jump and 100 meters – on day two of the 2021 open-air season opening Trojan Invitational, Saturday, March 20 at USC’s Loker Stadium.
Teams from California, Long Beach State, Utah and Washington State participated in the scoreless meet with USC.
Thomas won the women’s long jump with a personal best 20-11 ¼ (6.38m) to climb to eighth place on USC’s list of all-time career performers, returned to win the women’s 100 meters in 11.57.
After Thomas in second place in the long jump, there was a freshman at USC Morgan smalls, who started his outdoor college career with a mark of 20-1 ½ (6.13m). The little ones took part in 3 events of the competition, also finishing second in the triple jump (41-3 ¼ / 12.58 m) and sixth in the 200 meters (24.05).
USC athletes won both men’s and women’s low hurdles. First-year student Jasmine jones started her outdoor career at USC with a personal best 13.01 to win the women’s 100-meter hurdles, the eighth-highest mark on Trojan’s career performer list. Then junior Omotade Ojora won the men’s 110-meter hurdles in 13.76.
The Trojans also won the men’s and women’s 200-meter, 400-meter and 400-meter hurdles events.
USC took the top 6 places in the women’s 200 meters, with Nicole yeargin winner with a personal best 23.23, followed by senior Kyra Constantine second (23.53), junior Bailey Lear in third (PR of 23.55), senior Anna cockrell in fourth (23,61), in second year Jan’Taijah Ford fifth (23.72) and Smalls sixth. Junior Trojan horse Eric Allen Jr. won the men’s 200 meters in 20.99.
First-year student Rae-Anne Serville won the 400-meter clocking 53.45 in his outdoor debut at USC. Junior Trojan horse Jemima russell was fifth (56.30), just ahead of his second-year teammate Chioma okonkwo (56.31) sixth, while senior Jennifer daly was 10th in 59.72. USC finished in the top 4 places in the men’s 400 meters, with Isaiah jewett winner in the personal best of 45.96, followed by the second Nicolas ramey in second (46.63), soph Brian herron in third (46.95) and senior Zach shinnick in fourth (47.08). First year teammate Ashton Allen was seventh (48.95).
In the 400-meter hurdles, junior Breanna Bernard-Joseph won the women’s 400 meters with a personal best of 59.49, while senior Cameron Samuel won the men in 51.32.
In the field events, USC won both sides of the triple jump. USC scored a brace in the men’s triple jump, with a senior transfer to Virginia Jordan scott winning in 54-7 ½ (16.65m) to quickly drop to fourth on USC’s all-time artist list on his Trojan debut. Senior Darryl Shaw was second in 49-6 ½ (15.10m). Freshman Temitope Ojora led a USC brace in the women’s triple jump with a winning mark of 42-4 (12.90m) to place ninth on Trojan’s all-time performance chart. Smalls was second.
USC closed the competition by winning both 4×400-meter relays. The Women of Troy “ A ” team Kyra Constantine, Brewer Alyssa, Jan’Taijah Ford and Abygail Paez won in 3: 41.28. USC “ B ” Team (Bailey Lear, Jemima russell, Anna cockrell, Jennifer daly) was just behind in second with 3: 41.56. In the men’s mile relay, the USC ‘B’ quartet Nicolas ramey, Eric Allen Jr., Ashton Allen and Isaiah jewett won in 3: 09.37, while USC “ A ” Team (Brian herron, Sam Van Dorpe, Jack Carter, Daniel Robinson) was second in 3: 16.63.
Junior Trojan horse Brewer Alyssa won the women’s 800 meters in 2: 06.53, winning by 0.29 over Brooke Manson of Utah. USC junior Abygail Paez was eighth in an PR of 2: 14.82.
USC secured a brace in the men’s 1,500-meters, with George Gleason, a senior transfer to UCLA, winning in 3: 48.04 (10th on Troy’s all-time artist list) followed by a first-year student. year. Josh ligas in 3: 54.13. Trojan first year Jack Carter placed sixth (3: 59.15) and junior Sam Van Dorpe was eighth (4: 06.00).
The non-USC winners were:
–Washington State won both 4×100-meter relays. The Cougar female quartet of Jordyn Tucker, Skyler Walton, Jasneet Nijjar and Elise Unruh-Thomas won in 45.50, followed by the men (Sam Brixey, Ja’Maun Charles, Ethan Willems, RayRay Wells Jr.) with a time winning 40.61. None of the USC sprint stints ended, as the women’s quartet came to rest on the first leg and the men dropped the baton in the first rally.
– Cal’s Kristin Smoot won the women’s shot put in 46-4 ¾ (14.14m)
–Kamau Carlisle led a Cal sweep in the men’s long jump jumping 23-7 ¼ (7.19m)
– Sarah Newton of Utah won the women’s 1,500 meters in 4: 32.40. USC senior Julia bounds was sixth in 5: 25.64.
– WSU’s Gabriel Shouman won the men’s javelin throw (197-6 / 60.19m), with USC junior Dylan lange placing sixth in 153-8 (46.84m).
– Kaylee Sowle won the women’s high jump at 5-8 (1.73m) to lead Washington State’s 1-2-3 sweep in the event.
– Emmanuel Wells of WSU won the men’s 100 meters in 10.38, with USC junior Daniel Robinson finishing second in 10.62.
– Cal’s Josh Johnson won the men’s shot put in 65-2 ¾ (19.88m). USC senior Matthew Katnik was second in 64-11 ½ (19.80m).
– Michael Magula of Long Beach State won the men’s pole vault with a mark of 15-5 (4.70m). Emily Coombs of Washington state won the women’s pole vault at 12-11 ½ (3.95m).
– In the women’s 3,000 meters, Sophie Ryan of Utah (10: 03.35) edged teammate Morgan Jensen (10:03:38) for the win. USC second year student Brooke Rodi was ninth in 11: 05.58.
– WSU’s Kendra Sachse won the women’s javelin throw with a score of 157-4 (47.96m).
– Porte Joie Tshiaba of Long Beach State won the men’s high jump in a jump ahead of Mitch Jacobson of Washington State. Both had cleared 6-10 ¾ (2.10m) before Tshiaba went to 7-0 ½ (2.15m) at the jump-off.
Friday March 19, the first day of the Trojan Invitational, 4 field events took place in Long Beach State.
USC Trey knight, a freshman who holds the high school national record in the hammer (using an instrument 4 pounds lighter than what is used in college), opened his outdoor college career with a victory by throwing a record staff 219-0 (66.75 m). USC freshman redshirt Christian johnson, a transfer from Texas, was second in a personal best 196-9 (59.98m).
Senior Trojan horse Joy McArthur won the women’s hammer with a personal best 205-9 (62.71m) to move up to eighth place on USC’s all-time performer list in the hammer throw in eighth place.
USC junior Karlee freeman threw a personal best 186-7 (56.88m) with the hammer for third place, then won the women’s discus throw with a mark of 173-8 (52.93m).
Charlie Vernoy of Long Beach State won the men’s discus throw at 185-4 (56.49m).
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