USC Impresses At The Razorback Invitational|
Jan. 28, 2017
Marquis Morris won the men's hurdles, Anna Cockrell the women's hurdles, Cameron Pettigrew the women's 400m race and the women's 4x400m relay claimed a title with a collegiate-leading time to highlight an impressive showing by USC on the final day of the Razorback Invitational held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. today (Jan. 28). Despite bringing a partial team and holding some of its athletes out of action, USC's women placed second and the men seventh in the team standings. The meet featured 11 of the 14 teams in the Southeast Conference.
Marquis Morris dominated the 60m hurdles field and won with a PR of 7.73. That time moved him into a third-place tie with Brendan Ames on USC's all-time list. Morris advanced to the finals with the best prelim time of 7.85.
Anna Cockrell and Jasmyne Graham finished 1-2 in the women's 60m hurdles finals with PRs respectively of 8.15 and 8.22. Cockrell improved her fifth-place standing on USC's all-time list and Graham moved from ninth to seventh on the list. Cockrell had a time of 8.16 and Graham a time of 8.31 in the prelims to advance as first and fourth.
Cameron Pettigrew won the women's 400m race with a PR of 53.05 in the ninth and final heat. Her time moved her from 10th to 6th on USC's all-time top 10 list. Kyra Constantine won her heat and finished second overall with a PR of 54.00. That time is eighth-best on USC's all-time list. Kennedy Gillian took second in the third heat and finished 23rd overall with a time of 56.72.
The women's 4x400m relay team of Kendall Ellis, Anna Cockrell, Cameron Pettigrew and Deanna Hill closed out the meet in style by winning with a collegiate-leading time of 3:30.66. Their time moved the quartet into third place on USC's all-time indoor 4x400m list.
Dominic Smallwood placed fourth in the men's triple jump with a PR of 50-6.75 (15.41m). He bettered his previous career-best jump three consecutive times during the competition and now finds himself tied for eighth on USC's all-time list with Tim Barrett.
Alex Rohani was the first Trojan to compete and he placed third in his heat and 23rd overall in the men's 400m race with a time of 49.41.
Trent Rule has a PR of 4:15.66 to finish sixth in his heat and 12th overall in the men's one-mile race.
Chloe Berry ran a PR of 5:04.05 to place third in her heat and 12th overall in the women's one-mile race. She moved from seventh to fifth on USC's all-time list.
Nick Ponzio placed third in the men's shot put with a best mark of 60-0.25 (18.29m) and Matthew Katnik placed fifth with a best mark of 59-3.00 (18.06m). Nathan Bultman placed 12th in the event with a mark of 51-4.25 (15.65m).
Ricky Morgan Jr. was second in his heat and sixth overall in the men's Invitational 400m race with a time of 46.82.
Amalie Iuel was second in her heat and second overall in the women's Invitational 400m race with a time of 52.85.
Ky Westbrook placed third in the women's 60m dash with a season-best time of 7.30. She advanced to the finals in second with a time of 7.33 in the prelims. Destinee Brown placed eighth in the finals with a time of 7.49, after advancing to the finals with a time of 7.47 in the prelims.
Alexander Barnum, in his first race as a Trojan, took fourth in his heat and 16th overall in the men's 60m dash with a time of 6.93.
Lorea Ibarzabal runs 2:10.67 to take fifth in her section and sixth overall in the women's 800m race.
In the men's Invitational 800m race, Robert Ford posted a season-best time of 1:48.09 to place fourth.
In the women's Invitational 800m race, Mikaela Smith had a season-best time of 2:08.54 to finish sixth.