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).