USC Splits Annual Dual Meet With UCLA|
April 30, 2017
Eric Sloan, Deanna Hill and Amalie Iuel each won two events to lead the Trojans on the final day of the annual USC-UCLA Dual Meet held at Loker Stadium on the USC campus today (April 30). USC's women won 86-77 for their fourth consecutive win in the series, while the men's team fell 88-75. USC's women won 11 of 19 events and the men won 10 of 19 events, while four Trojans posted school all-time top 10 marks or times.
USC's women began the day with an 8-1 lead as Brittany Mann took first and Tanya Sapa took second in the hammer throw yesterday. USC's men trailed 6-3 as David Sellens took second in the men's hammer throw yesterday.
UCLA swept the women's javelin throw to earn nine points, with Lyndsey Lopes placing fourth with a throw of 125-1 (58.12m) and Alexa Harmon-Thomas taking fifth with a throw of 88-6 (26.99m). USC did not have anyone in the women's pole vault, so after three events, USC's women trailed 8-19.
Iuel won the women's high jump with a clearance of 5-8.75 (1.75m) in her third attempt, jumping from third to first. UCLA had two jumpers at that height, but they did not clear it to take second and third. Iuel earned USC 5 points for the Trojans in her first high jump competition of the season. Lopes placed fourth with a clearance of 5-7.00 (1.73m) and Harmon-Thomas placed seventh with a jump of 5-3.00 (1.60m). After four women's events, it was USC 13, UCLA 23.
Mann won the women's shot put with a mark of 55-3.50 (16.85m) and Sapa placed fourth with a mark of 53-1.50 (16.19). USC's women trailed 18-27 after five events.
Madison Ricks placed fifth in the women's 5000m race with a time of 18:58.63, so USC trailed 18-36 after six events.
Lauren Maurer gave a gritty performance in her first 3000m steeplechase race to finish fourth with a time of 13.17.27. The Trojans now trailed 18-45 after seven events.
Daniel Norwitz had a throw of 158-6 (48.32m) in the men's javelin throw to finish fourth. USC's men trailed 3-15 after two events.
USC's men's team had no one entered in the 3000m steeplechase, so after three events it trailed 3-24.
Eric Sloan won the men's long jump with a PR of 25-9.25/7.85 (+1.0). That mark moved him into 10th place on USC's all-time list. Dominic Smallwood placed third with a jump of 24-10.50/7.58m (-1.0) and Jadon Joyner finished fourth with a PR of 23-6.75/7.18 (-1.8). After four events, USC's men trailed 9-27.
The men's 1500m race was next and USC had no entries, so after six events the Trojan men trailed 14-36.
Anna Cockrell won the women's hurdles with a PR of 12.91 (+1.1) to lead a USC sweep in the event. Her time also moved her into fifth place on USC's all-time list in the event. Hall was second with a season-best time of 13.03, Mecca McGlaston third with a season-best time of 13.62 and Lopes fifth with a PR of 13.92. After nine women's events, USC now trailed 32-45.
Morris then won the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 13.56 (+2.0) to move into 10th on USC's all-time list. He earned USC five points and the men now trailed 19-40 after seven events.
Margaux Jones won the women's long jump of 20-8.00/6.30m (+2.3w) to earn five points and Madisen Richards had a season-best jump of 20-1.50/6.13m (2.1w) to place third and earn a point. USC's women now trailed 38-48 after 10 events.
Matthew Katnik won the men's shot put on his final attempt with a PR of 62-6.75 (19.07m) and Nick Ponzio placed third with a mark of 61-2.75 (18.66m). Together the pair earned USC six points and the men now trailed 25-43 after eight events.
The USC women started to take control of the meet with a sweep in the 400m dash. Kendall Ellis won with a time of 51.37, Kyra Constantine took second with a time of 53.21, Kayla Richardson was third with a time of 53.95 and Kennedy Gillian was fourth with a season-best time of 56.35. USC earned nine points to pull to within one point at 47-48 after 11 events.
Michael Norman made his outdoor season debut and won the men's 400m with a time of 45.22, the sixth-fastest time by a collegian this season. It also broke the USC freshman record of 45.29 set by Josh Mance in 2011. Ricky Morgan Jr. took third with a time of 46.41 and the Trojans gained six points in the event.
The Trojan women continued their sweeping ways in the 100m dash as Deanna Hill won with a time of 11.12 (+3.0w), Zaria Francis was second at 11.45, Ky Westbrook was third with a time of 11.48 and Destinee Brown was fourth with a time of 11.51. USC's women took the lead at 56-48 after 12 events.
Mikaela Smith was edged in the women's 800m race by .05 seconds, but took second with a PR of 2:05.17 to earn five points and give USC a 59-54 lead after 13 events. Lorea Ibarzabal placed fourth with a time of 2:10.28, Kamryn Weber was sixth with a time of 2:16.60, Cameron Pettigrew was seventh with a time of 2:20.07 and Rachel Glynn was eighth with a time of 2:23.49.
Robert Ford won the men's 800m race with a time of 1:49.44 and Alexander Rohani was close behind in second with a PR of 1:49.73 to earn USC eight points and cut the deficit to 43-52. Joshua Zavala took fourth in the 800m with a PR of 1:53.40, Mitchell Cameron was sixth with a PR of 1:54.77 and Matthew Myrtue was seventh with a time of 1:58.53.
USC got shut out in the men's high jump as Randall Cunningham entered and no-heighted at 6-10.75 (2.10m) and Daniel Norwitz placed fifth with a clearance of 6-4.75 (1.95m). After 12 events, USC's men now trailed 43-61.
USC's women got another sweep in the 400m hurdles as Amalie Iuel won with a time of 55.62, Anna Cockrell took second with a time of 55.86 and Mecca McGlaston took third with a time of 61.38, her first collegiate 400m hurdles race. USC's women now led 68-54 after 14 events.
Marquis Morris ran his first 400m hurdles race since the 2015 Pac-12 Championships and posted a time of 55.28 to take second. The men now trailed 46-67 after 13 events.
Mann then took second in the women's discus throw with a best mark of 157-3 (47.92m) and Tanya Sapa placed fourth with a mark of 150-3. After 15 events, USC's women led 71-60.
The men's pole vault results were next to come in and Michael Gonzalez used a PR of 16-9.25 (5.11m) to grab the title for USC. His points made it USC 51, UCLA 71 after 14 events. Daniel Norwitz also competed in the pole vault for the first time and cleared 12-8.00 (3.86m) to finish fourth.
The women then pulled off another sweep, this time in the 200m dash. Hill won with a time of 22.74 (+1.7), Ellis was second and tied her PR with a time of 22.79, Hall was third with a PR of 23.76, Richardson was fifth with a time of 24.03 and Francis was seventh with a time of 24.22. The Trojan woman now led 80-60 with three events remaining. USC actually had no one in the triple jump, so the lead was 80-69 with two events remaining and two points needed to clinch.
Sourapas powered to victory in the men's 200m with a PR of 20.63 (+0.9), coming from behind down the back stretch. Barnum was third in the 200m dash with a PR of 21.06, while Ricky Morgan was fourth with a time of 21.17. USC men trailed 57-74 after 15 events.
Next, Ponzio placed second with a mark of 168-0 (51.21m) and Katnik third with a PR of 164-3 (50.06m) in the men's discus throw. After that event, USC trailed 61-79.
Trent Rule took third in the men's 1500m race as one Trojan against 12 Bruins with a time of 15:05.58 to earn a point, but UCLA clinched the meet at 87-62.
The men's triple jump results were next and Sloan won with a jump of 53-9.25/16.39m (-2.3) and Dominic Smallwood took second with a PR of 51-2.25/15.60m (+0.2). Jadon Joyner had a PR of 45-8.00/13.92m (-1.9) to finish fifth in the long jump. The score was now USC 70, UCLA 88.
UCLA chose not to run either the men's or women's 4x400m relays, so USC ran uncontested to pick up five points on each side. The women's team of Pettigrew, Constantine, Smith and Cockrell had a time of 3:49.17 and the men's team of Rohani, Ford, Cameron and Morris had a time of 3:22.88. Those final results gave the USC women the 86-77 win and the Trojan men lost by a score of 88-75.