A day after the USC Men's Track and Field team finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, the Trojan Women took center stage yesterday and finished in seventh place with 34 points. Oregon won with 59 points. The Ducks also won the Men's side with 85 the day before.
The Trojans seventh place finish was the highest since 2011 when they finished in sixth.
USC placed third in the opening event of the day as Dior Hall, Ky Westbrook, Alexis Faulknor, and Deanna Hill ran 43.27 in the 4X100 relay. Hall then competed in the 100HH final and set the world junior record time of 12.74, good for third place. Hall is just a freshman and could shatter school records next year.
After competing in the 4X100 relay, Westbrook ran a personal record, 11.11 in the Women's 100M Dash final and placed fourth.
In the event's final event, the Lady Trojans battled with Florida State for 4x400 supremacy that came down to the last leg. The Seminoles had a three second lead entering the final leg of the relay but senior Vanessa Jones ran a phenomenal leg of 50.60 but the Trojans had to settle for second with a time of 3:29.97, a second behind Florida State.
10 Lady Trojans were named first-team All-Americans.