USC Opens Outdoor Track Schedule at Home

Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina opens the outdoor season by hosting the annual Weems Baskin Relays at the Weems Baskin Track and Field in Columbia. Twelve schools are scheduled to compete during the two-day event. Competition begins Friday at 2 p.m. and continue through the day before resuming on Saturday at 11 a.m. ...

The Gamecocks were successful at last weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships at Fayetteville, Ark. Highlighted by an individual NCAA Championship by Lashinda Demus and a pair of school records in the men's and women's 4x400 relays, South Carolina totaled 21 All-Americans on its way to a second-place tie on the women's side and a fifth-place tie by the men.

The women's posted their fourth consecutive indoor top-five finish while the men had their highest indoor finish since placing fourth in 1999.

USC's women open defense of their 2002 national championship with the Weems Baskin Relays, the first outdoor event of 2003. They were honored last weekend for their final No. 1 indoor ranking in the "Team Power Rankings" announced by the Division I Coaches Association of the U.S. Track Coaches Association.

The Gamecocks were honored with its first poll title during a ceremony at the coaches' meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., site of last weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The No. 1 women's ranking is the highest finish for South Carolina in the poll while the men's team finished with a No. 9 ranking, its best finish.

Weems Baskin Relays Schedule of Events

Friday, March 22, 2003

2:00 p.m. Hammer (Women followed by Men) 3:00 p.m. Javelin (Women followed by Men) 4:00 p.m. Triple Jump (Women followed by Men) 4:00 p.m. Pole Vault (Women) 5:00 p.m. Short Sprint Medley (Women) 100m, 100m, 200m, 400m 5:10 p.m. Short Sprint Medley (Men) 100m, 100m, 200m, 400m 5:25 p.m. 4x1200m (Women) 5:45 p.m. 4x1200m (Men) 6:00 p.m. 3000m (Men) 6:15 p.m. 4x300m (Women) 6:30 p.m. 4x300m (Men)

Saturday, March 23, 2003

11:00 a.m. Shot (Men) 11:00 a.m. Discus (Women) 11:00 a.m. High Jump (Men followed by Women) 11:00 a.m. Long Jump (Women followed by Men) 11:00 a.m. Pole Vault (Men) 11:00 a.m. 110m Hurdles (Men) 11:10 a.m. 100m Hurdles (Women) 11:20 a.m. Sprint Medley (Men) 200m, 200m, 400m, 800m 11:30 a.m. Sprint Medley (Women) 200m, 200m, 400m, 800m 11:40 a.m. 5000m (Women) 12:00 p.m. 4x100m (Women) 12:15 p.m. 4x100m (Men) 12:30 p.m. 1500m (Women) 12:45 p.m. 1500m (Men) 1:00 p.m. 100 yds. (Men) Top 16 Entries 1:05 p.m. 100 yds. (Women) Top 16 Entries 1:10 p.m. 400m Hurdles (Women) 1:20 p.m. 400m Hurdles (Men) 1:40 p.m. 800m (Women) 2:00 p.m. 800m (Men) 2:00 p.m. Shot Put (Women) 2:00 p.m. Discus (Men) 2:15 p.m. 4x200m Relay (Women) 2:30 p.m. 4x200m Relay (Men) 2:50 p.m. 3000m Steeplechase (Men) 3:05 p.m. 3000m Steeplechase (Women) 3:20 p.m. CoEd 4x200m (Open) 3:30 p.m. 5000m (Men) 3:50 p.m. 4x400 Relay (Women) 4:10 p.m. 4x400 Relay (Men) 4:30 p.m. Awards

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