Running, Jumping and Throwing to Eugene

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USC track and field will send 11 individual athletes and three relay teams to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon (June 11-14).

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The Trojans stormed through the three-day preliminaries in Arkansas led by senior hurdler Aleec Harris (pictured below), who broke the 36-year-old Pac-12 record in the 110m HH (previously set by UCLA's Greg Foster in 1978) by posting 13.18.  He will also compete on the 4x100 relay team with Aaron Brown, BeeJay Lee and Terence Abram, who filled in for the injured Davonte Stewart.

Brown was another showstopper at the NCAA prelims.  Along with the relay, he qualified individually for the 100m and 200m sprints.  In the 200, he ran a PR of 20.16 to break the Canadian record, which has stood since 1991. 

Among the Women of Troy, sophomore Tynia Gaither will be the busiest Trojan in Eugene.  She qualified for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.  Junior Melia Cox made individual cuts in the triple jump and 100m HH.

Here are the Trojans who qualified in individual events for the NCAA Championships: Aaron Brown (100m, 200m), Alexandra Collatz (discus), Melia Cox (triple jump, 100m HH), Jessica Davis (100m), Tynia Gaither (100m, 200m), Aleec Harris (110m HH), Amalie Iuel (400m IH), Vanessa Jones (400m), BeeJay Lee (100m), Oluwakemi Olonade (triple jump), Viktor Fajoyomi (decathlon), 4x100m men's and women's relay teams and 4x400m women's relay team.


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