USC Leaves Its Mark At The Ben Brown Invitational|
March 10, 2013
The USC track and field team was in full force this weekend at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 8-9 in Fullerton, Calif. with the Trojans posting the top finish by collegians in eight events. In addition, Alitta Boyd placed 16th in the triple jump at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
On March 8, junior Remington Conatser had the top collegiate hammer throw and second overall with a mark of 207-00 (63.09m). His throw was a season best. Senior Beau Falgout finished 27th with a throw of 147-00 (44.80m). Junior Lauren Chambers also had the top female mark by a collegian and second overall with a throw of 192-10 (58.79m).
On March 9, junior Aleec Harris won this third consecutive 110m HH competition with a time of 14.14. He was the only Trojan male to claim a title at the Ben Brown Inviational Saturday, but the women were busy all day taking the first spot.
Senior Katherine Chang won the women's pole vault "B" with a PR of 11-0.25 (3.36m). In the women's pole vault "A" competition, junior Thea Weiss took third with a PR of 12-2.00 (3.71m) which moved her into seventh place on USC's all-time list. Freshman Ariel Hayward tied for seventh with a clearance of 11-8.00 (3.56m).
Trojan females also winning events were senior Shelby Buckley (800m - 2:14.60), freshman Jaide Stepter (400m IH - 60.62), junior Jessica Davis (200m - 23.80) and the women's 4x400m relay team of sophomore Akawkaw Ndipagbor, Davis, junior Ashley Liverpool and sophomore Melia Cox (3:37.29). Ndipagbor also took second in the 100m by tying a PR of 11.77 and took second in the 200m dash with a time of 23.99.
Boyd was 16th at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a triple jump of 38-1.25 (11.61m).