Brown Leads Trojans On Final Day At Texas Relays|
March 31, 2012
Aaron Brown won the men's Invitational 100m dash with an amazing wind-aided time of 10.09 to lead the USC track and field team in the final day of action at the 85th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays today (March 31).
Sophomore Brown ran with a +3.1 wind to win the second heat and place first overall with a time of 10.09. His actual time was 10.083, just .003 seconds ahead of Cordero Gray who ran unattached. Only two of the 17 competitors in the Invitational 100m dash were collegiate runners. Last week Brown ran a wind-legal PR of 10.25 in winning the 100m dash at the Trojan Invitational.
In other action for the men's team, freshman Marqise Lee took 10th place in the Section A University/College men's long jump competition with a wind-aided best leap of 24-1.00 (7.34m). Also, the men's distance medley team of freshman Myles Andrews, senior Scott DeYoung, senior James Leckie and senior Blake Shaw placed sixth in with a time of 9:48.48.
The C. Price Jr. University men's 4x400m relay race had a disappointing result as USC was disqualified and Texas A&M and Texas Tech did not finish. Redshirt senior Bryshon Nellum had the Trojans in the lead through the first leg with a split of 45.5, but on the second leg sophomore Josh Mance's hamstring stiffened and it looks like he could miss some time which makes the disqualification seem minor. Last week at the Trojan Invitational USC ran the second-fastest 4x400m relay time in school history of 3:02.24. In addition, junior Reggie Wyatt, who was scheduled to run the fourth leg, was held out of the 400m IH finals due to a sore hip flexor muscle.
USC's women's team competed in two relays, placing fifth in the Invitational University/College 4x200m relay and placing eighth in the University/College 4x100m relay. The Trojans ran a time of 1:33.61 in the 4x200m with sophomore Jenna Puterbaugh, freshman Akawkaw Ndipagbor, sophomore Loudia Laarman and senior Aareon Payne carrying the stick twice around the track. Laarman, Payne, Puterbaugh and Ndipagbor then teamed up to run 44.94 in the 4x100m relay.
Junior Alitta Boyd placed 10th in the Section A University/College women's long jump with a best effort on the day of 20-2.50w (6.16m).