Pettigrew Wins 400m Invite & 4 Trojans Place Second In Events At Mt. SAC Relays|
April 15, 2017
Cameron Pettigrew won the Invitational 400m race and Dior Hall in the 100m hurdles, Amalie Iuel in the women's 400m hurdles, Just'N Thymes in the men's 200m and Deanna Hill in the women's 200m all took second in Invitational races to highlight USC's efforts at the Mt. SAC Relays held at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. today (April 15). Additionally, Randall Cunningham won the men's high jump and Eric Sloan the men's triple jump to lead USC at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. today.
at Mt. SAC:
Cameron Pettigrew won the women's 400m Invitational race with a time of 52.28. She won the first heat and it held up as the top time in the second heat was 52.65. Only three runners ran under 53.00.
Dior Hall wins her heat and places second overall with a time of 13.40 (-2.2) in the women's 100m hurdles Invitational. Her time was best among the college runners.
Amalie Iuel placed second in her heat and overall with a time of 56.14 in the women's 400m hurdles Invitational race. Anna Cockrell was sixth in the heat and sixth overall with a time of 56.81. Iuel had the best time among the college runners.
Deanna Hill had a slight PR of 22.59 (-0.6) to take second in the women's 200m Invitational. Her time currently is the second-fast wind-legal time in the world this season and improves her fourth-place standing on USC's all-time list. Kendall Ellis took second in her heat and fifth overall with a time of 22.86 (+2.1w).
Just'N Thymes took second in the men's 200m Invitational with a time of 20.61 (+0.3), .002 seconds behind the winner. His time was the best among the college runners.
Thymes also ran in the men's 100m Invitational race and got out slow, but finished with a time of 10.25 (+0.1) to place sixth in his heat and seventh overall.
Hill also started slow in the women's 100m Invite and finished with a time of 11.20 (+0.7) to take seventh in her heat and ninth overall. Ky Westbrook was fourth in her 100m heat and 11th overall with a time of 11.36 (-0.8). It was her first 100m race since running in the USATF Juniors final on June 26, 2015.
Robert Ford was fifth in his heat and 12th overall with a season-best time of 1:49.52 in the men's 800m Invitational.
Marquis Morris placed fourth in his heat and eighth overall with a time of 14.06 (-1.3) in the men's 110m hurdles Invitational. Morris stumbled on his first step after the final hurdle and lost his momentum on the finish.
Brittany Mann placed fourth in the women's Invitational shot put with a best mark of 54-1.00 (16.48m). Her mark was second among the college throwers. Tanya Sapa placed 10th with a best throw of 50-0.00 (15.24m).
at Beach Invitational:
Randall Cunningham won the men's high jump with a clearance of 7-2.50 (2.20m). There were 37 competitors and 11 cleared 6-10.75, but still Cunningham won by two inches.
Madison Ricks has a PR in the 1500m for the second day in a row, today running 4:42.89 to take seventh in her heat and 50th overall. Amber Gore ran 4:44.85 to place 61st and Lauren Maurer ran 4:56.50 to place 91st.
Trent Rule had a PR of 3:58.30 in the men's 1500m race to place sixth in his heat and 50th overall.
Mikaela Smith had a season-best time of 2:08.68 to take sixth in her heat and 13th overall in the women's 800m race. Lorea Ibarzabal ran 2:12.12 to take seventh in her heat and 29th overall in the 800m. Both runners ran an 800m race yesterday at the Mt. SAC Relays.
In the men's 800m race, Mitchell Cameron places 85th with a time of 1:55.70, Alex Rohani 91st at 1:55.96, Joshua Zavala 94th at 1:56.42 and Matthew Myrtue 98th at 1:56.91. All four runners ran an 800m race two days ago at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate.
Margaux Jones took third in the women's long jump, best among collegians, with a season-best leap of 20-8.50/6.31m (+0.0).
Eric Sloan won the men's triple jump with a jump of 53-10.50/16.42m (+1.7). That jump moved him from seventh to fifth on USC's all-time triple jump list. Dominic Smallwood had a wind-legal PR of 50-2.50/15.30m (+1.4) to finish fifth, second to his teammate among the college jumpers.