Day three of Mt. Sac Relays and the Trojans successfully proved why they are a force to recon with in the NCAA.
Racking up wins all day and producing some great marks and personal bests.
On the women's side, Sophomore Kendall Ellis started the day off with a win in the women's invite 400m dash with a PR of 51.82, moving her up from eighth to fifth on USC's all-time list in the event, she also currently ranks third in the country alongside her teammate, Jaide Stepter who clocked the fastest time of 50.91.
Senior Jaide Stepter took the women's 400m hurdles with a slight season-best time of 55.90. Following Stepter was junior Amalie Luel who also had a season-best time of 56.37. Stepter and Luel's times are the second and fastest runs by collegians so far this season.
For the sprints, Sophomore Deanna Hill was third in the second heat and sixth overall in the women's 200m invite clocking a time of 22.94 (+1.2), this is her second consecutive week running sub-23. Teammate, Tynia Gaither was fourth in the same heat and eighth overall with a time of 23.18.
Freshman Jasmyne Graham was seventh in her heat and 15th overall in the women's 100m HH invite, clocking a time of 13.28.
In the field events, freshman Margaux Jones placed second in the women's invitational long jump with a wind-aided PR of 21-2.75/6.47m (+3.4w). Jones has also had a legal outdoor PR of 20-9.75/6.34m (+1.4w) which bumped her into seventh on USC'S all time long jump list. Sophomore Madisen Richards placed fifth with a best jump go 19-0.00/5.79m (+3.6w), in her first meet of the season.
For the men, Sophomore Ricky Morgan Jr. won the first heat of the men's 400 meter dash clocking a time of 46.43. Following Morgan's win, two more sophomore's, Adoree' Jackson and Randall Cunningham, competed well in the field events for the Trojan men. Jackson took fourth in the men's invite long jump by matching his season best with a jump of 25-8.00/7.28 (+1.9) and Cunningham tied for fourth in the men's invite high jump with a clearance of 6-11.75 (2.13m). Just grazing the bar and knocking it off on his final attempt, Cunningham went out at 7-1.75 (2.18m).
Sophomore Robert Ford won his heat and finished third overall in the men's invite 800 meter race with an outdoor PR of 1:47.54. He is now just .27 seconds outside of USC's all-time top 10 in the event.
Sophomore Nick Ponzi placed fourth in the men's shot put competition with a season-best marl of 63-5.00 (19.33m). He was the top collegian in the event. Two Freshman performed well for the Trojans, Mathew Katnik placed fifth with a best mark of 60-8.50 (18.50m) and Nathan Bultman was seventh with a best throw of 56.6.74 (17.24m).
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