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Frye named to 2016 Olympic track and field coaching staff Jul 16, 2015

South Carolina head track and field coach Curtis Frye will have a chance to add to an already-impressive international coaching career, as he was named to the Team USA men’s coaching staff for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday afternoon. Frye will serve as an assistant, overseeing the sprint and hurdle events.

Gamecocks break ground on outdoor facility upgrades May 10, 2015

The past, present and future of South Carolina track and field were on-hand Saturday afternoon, as the official ground breaking of the The Sheila and Morris Cregger Track Stadium was held at Weems Baskin Track.

Quarles selected as Team U.S.A. head coach May 5, 2015

South Carolina assistant head coach Delethea Quarles has been selected as the head coach for the Team USA women's track and field team that will compete this August in Beijing, China, at the IAAF World Championships.

Openshaw Closes Recruitment: Selects South Carolina Zack Bias Jan 29, 2015

Colleen Openshaw has developed a reputation as one of the top runners in the state. She has been an integral part of the Creekside girls cross country success over the past few years. Outside of the competitive running scene, Colleen has also excelled in the classroom, and was recruited by some of the top academic schools in the country. She ultimately decided to attend the University of South Carolina and participate in the honors program.

Gamecocks ready for 2014 SEC Championship Oct 30, 2014

South Carolina is back in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Oct. 31, for the 2014 SEC Championship, hosted by Alabama at the Harry Pritchett Running Course. Friday's women's 6K is slated to start at 10 a.m., ET.

Anna Todd ninth for Gamecocks at Crimson Classic Oct 18, 2014

  South Carolina's Anna Todd led the Gamecocks this evening at the Crimson Classic at the Harry Pritchett Running Course, as the junior finished ninth among 291 runners. Carolina finished eighth with 246 points in a field of 33 teams.

Gamecocks release cross country schedule Aug 7, 2014

As assistant track coach for distance and cross country, Andrew Allden, enters his second season back in Columbia, the South Carolina cross country team released its schedule today for the upcoming season which features seven meets, including three home meets. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

USC women fill roster for 2014 season Jul 6, 2014

South Carolina assistant track coach in charge of cross country Andrew Allden spent all year working to strengthen the Gamecock women's distance corps, signing Emily Harding (Sarasota, Florida/HS), Allie Sprague (Marengo, Illinois/HS) and Sequoia Brown (Greenville, South Carolina/J.L. Mann HS), a part of 13 new additions to the roster for 2014. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Gamecocks conclude NCAA Championships Jun 15, 2014

The Gamecocks' week at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon's historic Hayward Field came to and end on Saturday in front of 11,344 fans. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Gamecocks' Zuidema earns NCAA Outdoor bid May 30, 2014

Redshirt freshman Kaleb Zuidema advanced to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships with his top 12 finish in the men's javelin on the first day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

USC: Graham, Zuidema garner second team All-SEC Honors May 28, 2014

A pair of South Carolina athletes earned All-SEC honors for the 2014 outdoor season, the league office announced today. Both redshirt sophomore Sarah Graham and freshman Kaleb Zuidema collected All-Southeastern Conference nods on the second team. It's the first honor for both Gamecocks. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Scheper and women's 4x4 capture silver to end SECs Mar 2, 2014

A pair of silver medals from senior high jumper Jeannelle Scheper`s in the women's high jump and the women's 4x400-meter relay highlighted the South Carolina action on the final day of the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships.

Graham, Asselin shine in multi-events to open weekend Feb 1, 2014

  Redshirt sophomore Sarah Graham and freshman Alexandre Asselin had career days in the multi events while freshman Precious Holmes claimed her second-consecutive 400-meter dash win at the Hilton Garden Invitational and PSU National on Friday. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

USC men win 4x400 at Cherry & Silver Invitational Jan 25, 2014

  Action at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in New Mexico and the Hokie Invitational at Virginia Tech drew to a close on Saturday. South Carolina claimed three more wins, bringing the weekend total to six. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Gamecocks' Anna Todd sets record Jan 18, 2014

  Facing its toughest competition of the season, South Carolina recorded 17 top-10 finishes on the first day of the Virginia Tech Invitational. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Frye's Five: A countdown to the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame induction Dec 10, 2013

A week away from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame (USTFCCCA) induction ceremony for South Carolina track & field head coach Curtis Frye, GamecocksOnline.com takes a closer look at the steps of Frye's career that led him to South Carolina. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Gamecocks strive for personal bests at SECs Oct 30, 2013

After a long season, South Carolina begins its championship section of the 2013 season at the SEC Championships, hosted by the University of Florida at Mark Bostic Golf Course on Friday morning. The women's 6000-meter race is slated for a 9:45 a.m. EDT start. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Cross Country Update With Christine Kent Oct 25, 2013

Sophomore Christine Kent sat down with us to talk about the team's return to the regional rankings after the strong performance at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational.

Gamecocks Ranked 15th in USTFCCCA Southeast Region Poll Oct 21, 2013

Two consecutive weekends of strong performances garnered South Carolina a spot in the latest cross country regional rankings released by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced today.

Gamecocks Take Eighth in White Division at ISU Pre-National Invite Oct 19, 2013

Junior Meredith Mill posted her fourth top-10 finish of the season, helping South Carolina to an eighth-place showing in the White Race at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

Gamecocks Head to Indiana State Pre-National Invitational Oct 17, 2013

After the historic performance in the Royal Cross Country Challenge, South Carolina heads to one last tune-up race before the championship season begins, as the Gamecocks take on 34 other teams in the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational White Race on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Gamecocks Sweep SEC Women's Cross Country Weekly Awards Oct 15, 2013

A historic weekend for the South Carolina cross country team led to a sweep of the Southeastern Conference weekly awards for women, as junior Meredith Mill took the SEC Cross Country Women's Runner of the Week award and Mary Reiser claimed the Women's Freshman Runner of the Week, the league office announced today.

Gamecocks win in Charlotte Oct 14, 2013

Behind a historic and winning performance from junior Meredith Mill, South Carolina won the Royal Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon at McAlpine Creek Park. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

South Carolina readies squad for Royal Cross Country Challenge Oct 11, 2013

For the final time in 2013, South Carolina's cross country team races in a 5,000-meter competition, as the Gamecocks face a packed regional field in the Royal Cross Country Challenge, hosted by Queens University of Charlotte at McAlpine Creek Park. (via www.gamecocksonline.com)

South Carolina Readies Squad for Royal Cross Country Challenge Oct 10, 2013

For the final time in 2013, South Carolina's cross country team races in a 5,000-meter competition, as the Gamecocks face a packed regional field in the Royal Cross Country Challenge, hosted by Queens University of Charlotte at McAlpine Creek Park.

Cross Country Update With Kayla Lampe Oct 4, 2013

Redshirt sophomore Kayla Lampe sat down with us to talk about her progress back from an injury and the delicate balance of life as a student-athlete majoring in nursing.

Gamecocks Embark on 2013 Campaign by Hosting Carolina Challenge Aug 28, 2013

South Carolina's cross country team begins its 2013 season this Friday by hosting the Carolina Challenge, the first of three scheduled home meets this year. Both races are scheduled for 5,000 meters, with the women beginning at 6 p.m. and the men starting at 6:45 p.m. at Hilton Field on Fort Jackson.

South Carolina Holds Fan Appreciation Day Aug 11, 2013

Over 3,000 fans lined up at Colonial Life Arena Sunday afternoon to get autographs from their favorite Gamecocks as the South Carolina Athletics Department hosted its annual Fan Appreciation Day.

South Carolina Holds Fan Appreciation Day Aug 11, 2013

Over 3,000 fans lined up at Colonial Life Arena Sunday afternoon to get autographs from their favorite Gamecocks as the South Carolina Athletics Department hosted its annual Fan Appreciation Day.

Dondre Echols named to T&FN 2012 High School Boys' All-Americans Dec 6, 2012

This year’s boys A-A team is the 39th we have chosen. Most events are rated 5‑deep, but those contested less frequently may have fewer entries. The full version of the team, available in the December issue of T&FN, comes with details on major accomplishments for each of the team members, plus some explanatory background on the choices. Class data: *=junior; **=soph; ***=frosh; all others are seniors. # = repeater from the ’11 team. Track and Field News - The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948 (via www.trackandfieldnews.com)

Lampe Garners USTFCCCA All-Region Honors Nov 12, 2012

South Carolina freshman Kayla Lampe earned All-Region cross country honors after finishing eighth at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships last Friday, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.

Gamecocks Claim Ninth At SEC Championships Oct 26, 2012

The South Carolina cross country team put forth one of its best efforts of the season on Friday as it finished ninth at the 2012 SEC Championships at Percy Warner Park.

Ready. Set. Rewind: Tiffany Ross Williams Todd Grasley Oct 24, 2012

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of South Carolina Women's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title that they secured in Baton Rouge, La., on June 1, 2002. In the weeks leading up to the All-Sports Reunion, GamecocksOnline.com will feature members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team. Ross Williams is a Miami native who currently resides in Kissimmee. via www.gamecocksonline.com)

Gamecock Cross Country Holds Sendoff For SEC Championship Oct 23, 2012

With the 2012 SEC Championship being held on Friday, South Carolina cross country coach Stan Rosenthal, head track & field coach Curtis Frye and the track & field coaching staff held a sendoff on Tuesday night for the 12 Gamecock runners heading to Nashville, Tenn.

Gamecocks Claim Third At NCAA Preview Meet Oct 13, 2012

The South Carolina cross country team put together one of its best efforts of the season on Saturday as it claimed third place in the Women's Black Unseeded 6K race at the NCAA Preview Meet at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

Gamecocks Set For Queens Royal Challenge, NCAA Preview Meet Oct 11, 2012

Cross Country at Queens Royal Challenge | Friday, Oct. 12 | 3:30 p.m. | McAlpine Park in Charlotte, N.C. | Course MapCross Country at NCAA Preview Meet | Saturday, Oct. 13 | 11:30 a.m. | E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. | Course Map

Gamecocks Take Seventh At Commodore Classic Sep 15, 2012

The South Carolina cross country team delivered another solid performance on Saturday morning, finishing seventh at the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn.

Gamecocks Win Second Straight Gamecock Invitational Aug 31, 2012

For the second straight year, the South Carolina cross country team opened its season in dominating fashion as it placed 10 runners in the top 15, including the first three to cross the finish line, on its way to winning the Gamecock Invitational on Friday night at Hilton Field in Fort Jackson.

Gamecocks Finish 24th at NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships Nov 12, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Senior Beatrice Biwott set a 6K PR of 21:19.5 to finish in 36th place at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday at E.P. `Tom' Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky. As a team, the Gamecocks wrapped up their season with a 24th-place finish out of 35 teams.

Gamecocks Travel to SEC Championships Oct 29, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina women's cross country team is set to compete at the 2011 SEC Championships on Monday, Oct. 31 in Maryville, Tenn.

Gamecocks Claim Seventh at Charlotte Invitational Sep 30, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The South Carolina cross country team competed for the third straight week on Friday afternoon, running against 36 teams in the Charlotte Invitational (5K) Gold Race at McAlpine Park. The Gamecocks finished the day with 225 points to claim seventh place.

Gamecocks Finish 24th at Roy Griak Invitational Sep 24, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The South Carolina cross country team competed at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday afternoon, as the Gamecocks finished 24th in the Jack Johnson Gold Race (6K) on the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Gamecocks Prepared for Prestigious Roy Griak Invitational Sep 22, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina cross country team returns to action on Saturday at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gamecocks will be competing in the Jack Johnson Gold Race (6K) on the Les Bolstad Golf Course at 1:10 p.m. CT.

Gamecock Cross Country Claims Winthrop Invitational for Second Straight Win Sep 17, 2011

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The South Carolina cross country team traveled up I-77 to Winthrop on Saturday to race in their second meet of the season. On an unseasonably cool day under a cloudy sky and temps in the high 50s, the team depth helped the Gamecocks keep their unbeaten streak alive for another week.

Gamecocks Set to Compete at Winthrop Invitational Sep 15, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina cross country team returns to action after a week off as it is set to compete in the 25th annual Winthrop Invitational on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Winthrop Lake course.

South Carolina Leads Way Again on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll Jul 14, 2011

For the fourth time in a row, South Carolina leads the way on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll (formerly known as the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll). It marks the third time in four chances during the 2010-11 academic year that the Gamecocks had the most athletes named to the league's honor rolls. The SEC releases the list for each overarching sports season (Fall, Winter and Spring) as well as the year-end one for first-year athletes.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - SEC Outdoor Championships May 11, 2011

There are five weeks remaining in the NCAA track and field season, and the stretch begins this week in Athens, Ga., as the South Carolina Gamecocks prepare to compete at the SEC Outdoor Championships. The four-day meet begins Thursday morning with the men's hammer throw and concludes Sunday night with the women's mile relay, and many members of Coach Curtis Frye's team will look to make their marks in the conference, whether they are seniors in their final SEC event or freshmen competing at the outdoor meet for the first time.

Gamecock Track Posts Two Wins At Dick Taylor Relays May 7, 2011

South Carolina swept the men's and women's 200-meter dashes at the Dick Taylor Relays on the campus of the University of North Carolina in the last meet before the SEC Outdoor Championships for the Gamecock track teams. Junior Kelsey McCorkle won the women's 200-meter at 23.71, and sophomore Chris Maxwell won the men's 200-meter at 21.27.

Five Former Gamecocks Compete In USA vs. The World at Penn Relays Apr 30, 2011

Former South Carolina track athletes comprised a large component of the USA vs. The World professional series in the final day of competition at the 117th Penn Relays Carnival. As the first event of the 2011 Visa Championship Series, five of Coach Curtis Frye's protégé's competed for Team USA and Team Jamaica in front of 48,531 fans at Franklin Field.

Kierre Beckles National Record Paces Gamecocks At Penn Relays Apr 30, 2011

South Carolina junior Kierre Beckles had a Penn Relays welcome to remember as the Pinelands, Barbados native hit her country's national record in the 100-meter hurdles to pace the final day of competition for the South Carolina contingent at the 117th running of the Penn Relays Carnival held at Franklin Field.

Gamecocks Advance To Four Championships Of America Events Apr 29, 2011

South Carolina advanced four events to Saturday's Championships of America finals to conclude day two action at Franklin Field in the 117th Penn Relays Carnival. In front of 38,806 fans, the men's 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams qualified for the Championship finals while two women's individuals qualified for their respective finals in LaKya Brookins (100-meter dash) and Kierre Beckles (100-meter hurdles).

Breanna Radford Wins Shot Put At Penn Relays Apr 28, 2011

South Carolina sophomore Breanna Radford won her first Penn Relays title after claiming the victory Thursday afternoon in the shot put with a toss of 48'9 ½ (14.87m) at Franklin Field. The mark ties her personal best and led a rain-delayed day one for the Gamecock women.

Brookins, Dutch Earn Best Athlete Honors At Gamecock Gala Apr 26, 2011

South Carolina track athletes LaKya Brookins and Johnny Dutch came away with two of the biggest awards Monday night at the Gamecock Gala, an annual awards ceremony held at Colonial Life Arena to celebrate the academic, athletic and community service exploits of Gamecock student athletes over the past year. Both track athletes were honored by their peers as the Female and Male Athlete of the Year awards.

Jeannelle Scheper Earns Bronze At CARIFTA Games Apr 26, 2011

South Carolina freshman high jumper Jeannelle Scheper earned bronze medal honors for the second consecutive year after her performance Monday at the 40th edition of the Caribbean Junior Championships, known as the CARIFTA Games, that were held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex at Catherine Hall Stadium.

Jeannelle Scheper To Compete Monday At CARIFTA Games Apr 24, 2011

South Carolina freshman high jumper Jeannelle Scheper will represent her country of St. Lucia Monday morning at the 40th edition of the Caribbean Junior Championships, known as the CARIFTA Games, being held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex at Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Scheper will compete in the under-20 high jump competition Monday at 9:30 a.m.

LaKya Brookins Named SEC Runner of the Week Apr 20, 2011

South Carolina senior sprinter LaKya Brookins has been named the SEC Runner of the Week after running the second-fastest wind-legal time in the world in the 100-meter dash, the conference office announced Wednesday.

LaKya Brookins Runs A World Leader At Auburn Apr 16, 2011

South Carolina senior LaKya Brookins improved her 100-meter dash personal best time by one-tenth of a second to win the event at the War Eagle Invitational at a wind-legal world-leading time of 11.10 to lead the Gamecocks in the final day of action in Auburn.

Gamecock Track Excels At Spec Towns Invitational Apr 9, 2011

Competing in the same facility where the SEC Outdoor Championships will be held next month, the South Carolina track and field teams put together solid performances on the final day of action at the Spec Towns Invitational held at the Spec Towns Track on the campus of the University of Georgia.

South Carolina Track Performs Well At Gamecock Open Meet Apr 6, 2011

Eight teams participated Wednesday afternoon at the Gamecock Open Meet at the Weems Baskin Track on the campus of the University of South Carolina, and the Gamecock track athletes put together top finishes in the final home meet of the 2011 season.

Track To Host Gamecock Open Meet This Wednesday Apr 4, 2011

South Carolina track and field has announced that it will host the Gamecock Open Meet this Wednesday, April 6, at the Weems Baskin Track facility. The one-day, afternoon meet will feature various teams from the state of South Carolina with the hammer throw scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and running events scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Relays Highlight Final Day At Gainesville Apr 2, 2011

South Carolina's relays ran in the final day of competition at the Pepsi Florida Relays and posted top five finishes in the men's 4x100m and 4x200m as well as the women's 4x100m and 4x800m.

Maurer, Patton, May, Zajac Nominated for SEC Post-Graduate Honors Mar 30, 2011

Soccer players Jimmy Maurer and Mollie Patton have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship and track and field athlete Mike Zajac and basketball player Jewel May have been nominated for the Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of South Carolina.

Shayla Mahan Named SEC Runner Athlete of the Week Mar 29, 2011

South Carolina senior sprinter Shayla Mahan has been named the SEC Runner Athlete of the Week after running the top wind-legal time in the world in the 100-meter dash, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - Kodat & Weems Baskin Home Meet Mar 24, 2011

One week of the outdoor season is in the books and the Gamecocks had strong individual showings from Shayla Mahan, Aimee Kodat, Jeannelle Scheper, Lincoln Carr and Janica Austin, to name a few. Now fans get the chance to see their No. 20 Gamecock in action at home in Columbia as the Gamecock track and field teams host the Weems Baskin Invitational this weekend at the Weems Baskin Track Facility.

Men's Track Ranked In Outdoor Preseason Poll Mar 23, 2011

The South Carolina men's track and field is ranked No. 20 in the 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) preseason outdoor computer ranking. The USTFCCCA preseason computer rankings measure only what a team returns from last year's outdoor season and does not take into account incoming classes.

Weems Baskin Invite Schedule Mar 21, 2011

Below is the schedule of events for the Weems Baskin Invitational that will be held Friday-Saturday, March 26-27 at the Weems Baskin Track. For all Saturday field events EXCEPT pole vault, the men's section will go first followed by the women's section. In pole vault, the women's section will be first.

LaKya Brookins Hits Collegiate Record In 60m Title Run Mar 12, 2011

In a return to the facility where she won her first national title back in 2009, South Carolina senior LaKya Brookins ended her collegiate indoor career in the strongest of forms by winning the 60-meter dash at a collegiate record time of 7.09 Saturday night at Texas A&M University. She can now officially call herself the "fastest woman in the world" as her time is the top 60-meter dash run in 2011 by anyone.

GoGamecocks.com | Brookins eyes another NCAA title John Olson Mar 11, 2011

LaKya Brookins is fast. If the South Carolina senior can claim her second NCAA 60-meter championship in three years at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships at Texas A&M, she will cap off her career in stunning fashion. (via www.gogamecocks.com)

Gamecock Quick Sprints - NCAA Indoors Live Online Mar 11, 2011

South Carolina travels to the NCAA Indoor Championships March 11-12, and the meet is being webcast live. Last season at the championships held in Fayetteville, the men placed 8th and the women placed 19th.

Matt Shuler Earns NCAA Championship Invite Mar 10, 2011

South Carolina senior Matt Shuler has been added as a late addition to the men's pole vault field at the NCAA Indoor Championships that will be held this weekend on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Gamecock Track Earns Three Entries for NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 7, 2011

Selections for the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships were released Monday night by the Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee with the South Carolina track and field programs earning three entries. The event takes place Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, in College Station, Texas, at the Gilliam Indoor Track Facility.

Brookins Named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Athlete of the Year Mar 7, 2011

South Carolina senior LaKya Brookins has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Female Track Athlete of the Year, the organization announced Monday. Brookins is the first Gamecock to earn the award since Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings earned the honor in 2007.

Gamecocks Run At Last Chance Meets Mar 5, 2011

Kierre Beckles jumped into the nation's top 15 in the women's 60-meter hurdles with her time of 8.16 to highlight the South Carolina efforts at the NCAA Last Chance meets at Iowa State and Virginia Tech Saturday.

LaKya Brookins Makes History With SEC 60m Title Feb 27, 2011

History was made numerous times during the final day of competition at the SEC Indoor Championships with one of the most glaring coming in the 60-meter dash when South Carolina senior LaKya Brookins became the first back-to-back title winner in conference history. Brookins blazed through the finish line with a time of 7.14, the third-fastest time in the world this year, to cement her legacy as one of the top sprinters in SEC history.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - History In The Making Feb 27, 2011

We have reached the final day of competition at the SEC Indoor Championships and the Gamecocks have a chance at making more than a few instances of history here at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - SEC Indoor Championships Day 2 Feb 26, 2011

Day one is in the books with the conclusion of the women's pentathlon and half of the men's heptathlon. A quick rundown shows Ceci Kryst hitting a new collegiate best with 3,217 points in the pentathlon while Jerry Thompson III sits eighth and Chris Sharp sits 11th through four events in the men's heptathlon.

Gamecock Multi Event Athletes Conclude SEC Indoor Day One Feb 25, 2011

The first completed event is in the books as teams concluded competition at the SEC Indoor Championships day one with South Carolina sophomore Ceci Kryst placing 15th overall in the women's pentathlon. Kryst finished with 3,217 points, an improvement of 349 points from her showing as a freshman last season, while two Gamecock men have completed half of the heptathlon competition.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - SEC Indoor Championships Feb 25, 2011

The last weekend of March signals the start of the indoor championship stretch as the South Carolina track and field teams prepare to compete in the familiar Randall Tyson Track on the campus of the University of Arkansas for the SEC Indoor Championships.

South Carolina Sets Four Facility Records At Gamecock Invite Feb 19, 2011

South Carolina track and field athletes set four facility records to pace the team Saturday at the Gamecock Invitational held at the USC Indoor Fieldhouse. The Gamecock women hit four facility marks, and the men's team hit one as Carolina dominated the distance events and the women's high jump.

Track To Host Gamecock Indoor Open Saturday Feb 17, 2011

The South Carolina track programs will host the Gamecock Indoor Open Saturday, Feb. 19, at the USC Field House on the corner of Marion and Whaley Streets. Field events will begin at 10 a.m. with the first running event scheduled to begin at 12 noon.

Gamecock Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Feb 16, 2011

The South Carolina cross country team has earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors for the 10th consecutive year after posting a team GPA of 3.62 for the fall semester. The team GPA ranks 12th in the nation and second in the SEC, marking the fifth straight year the Gamecocks posted a team GPA in the national top 15.

Michael Zajac Wins Tiger Paw Invitational Feb 13, 2011

South Carolina senior Michael Zajac earned his fourth victory of the season in the weight throw after hitting a mark of 68'7 (20.90m). All five of Zajac's throws were further than the second place finisher.

Gamecocks Shuler, Basden Hit Collegiate Bests At Tyson Feb 12, 2011

Matt Shuler and Radiance Basden both posted runner-up finishes at collegiate best marks to conclude action Saturday for South Carolina at the Tyson Invitational. Shuler cleared 17'6 ½ (5.35m) in the men's pole vault invitational to move to No. 7 in the NCAA this season while Basden jumped 40'8 ¾ (12.41m) in the women's triple jump to hit a new collegiate best for the second consecutive week.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - The Bowerman Feb 10, 2011

Our fourth report highlights the recent addition of senior LaKya Brookins to the 10-person watch list for The Bowerman award, the top individual award in track & field and the equivalent of football's Heisman Trophy and soccer's Hermann Trophy.

LaKya Brookins Named SEC Female Runner of the Week Feb 8, 2011

Senior sprinter LaKya Brookins has been named the SEC Female Runner of the Week for the second time this season after reclaiming the nation's top time in the 60-meter dash, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Triple Jumpers Lead Gamecocks In NYC With Wins And PRs Feb 5, 2011

The weather may have called for a wintry mix, but the South Carolina triple jumpers brought sunshine for the Gamecock contingent as Radiance Basden earned the victory on the women's side and two others hit personal bests in the final day of competition at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in upper Manhattan.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - Week 3 Feb 3, 2011

Each week here on GamecocksOnline.com we will provide you with a variety of updates ranging from practice reports to student-athlete features to storylines to video interviews to everything going on in the world of Gamecock track and field. Our third report features a Q&A with former Gamecock and Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings - a native of the Tri-State area and multiple-time participant at the New Balance Collegiate.

Top Marks and Four Wins Pace Gamecocks At Texas A&M Challenge Jan 29, 2011

South Carolina had big wins from Michael Zajac, Matt Shuler, Kierre Beckles and LaKya Brookins as the team concluded competition Saturday at the Texas A&M Challenge held at the Gilliam Indoor Track. The meet pitted four teams from the Big XII - Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Kansas State - against four team from the SEC - South Carolina, Florida, Ole Miss, Georgia - and while the Big XII won the meet, Carolina's individual performances were not to be outshone.

Gamecock Quick Sprints - Week 2 Jan 28, 2011

Each week here on GamecocksOnline.com we will provide you with a variety of updates ranging from practice reports to student-athlete features to storylines to video interviews to everything going on in the world of Gamecock track and field. Our second report features a Q&A with senior thrower Michael Zajac as he prepares to compete Saturday at the Texas A&M Challenge.

Sanura Eley-O'Reilly Named SEC Female Freshman of the Week Jan 25, 2011

South Carolina freshman sprinter Sanura Eley-O'Reilly has been named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week after winning the 400-meter dash and helping the 1,600-meter relay team take second last week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Teary-eyed Hastings wins 400 in homecoming Christopher Hunt Jan 22, 2011

Natasha Hastings took a step Saturday, winning the elite women’s 400 at the New Balance Games in 52.26 seconds. She is back training with Curtis Fyre, who coached her at South Carolina and is now managed by her mother, Joanne Hastings. The night before at the Great Dane Classic, Hastings clocked won the 60 in a personal best 7.28.

Gamecock Freshman Sweep 400m At Virginia Tech Jan 22, 2011

South Carolina freshmen Sanura Eley-O'Reilly and Clayton Gravesande picked up collegiate victories in the 400m dash Saturday to lead the Gamecocks in action at the Hokie Invitational at the Rector Field House. Gravesande led a 1-3-7 finish for the Gamecock men while Eley-O'Reilly earned her first collegiate victory in her marquee event.

Michael Zajac Wins Second Straight At Virginia Tech Jan 21, 2011

South Carolina senior Michael Zajac remains unbeaten in the weight throw with his victory Friday night to lead the Gamecock track and field teams at the Hokie Invitational. Participating just two hours from where he grew up in Lynchburg, Va., Zajac earned his second victory of the season at the Rector Field House on the campus of Virginia Tech with his throw of 67'1 ¼ (14.61m).

Gamecock Quick Sprints - Week 1 Jan 20, 2011

The first week of the 2011 Gamecock track and field season is in the books and it was a strong opening week for Coach Curtis Frye's South Carolina teams. Each week here on GamecocksOnline.com we will provide you with a variety of updates ranging from practice reports to student-athlete features to storylines to video interviews to everything going on in the world of Gamecock track and field. Our first report will provide an opening week breakdown of the different events that competed at the Virginia Tech Invitational as well as an overview of your Gamecocks in the national rankings.

LaKya Brookins Goes Auto In Track Season Opener Jan 14, 2011

South Carolina senior sprinter LaKya Brookins ran the first automatic time of the year in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.25 to book her ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships after only one race. Brookins led the No. 20 Gamecock women in opening day action and senior Michael Zajac led the men at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.

South Carolina Women's Track Ranked In Preseason Poll Jan 7, 2011

he South Carolina women's track and field is ranked No. 20 in the 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) preseason computer ranking, giving the Gamecock women four consecutive Top 20 preseason rankings since the organization began conducting a preseason computer ranking in 2008.

Curtis Frye Press Conference Video Nov 9, 2010

Track and field head coach Curtis Frye held a press conference Tuesday and talked about hosting the SEC Cross Country Championships and the upcoming Nike Clinic.

Arkansas Men and Florida Women Claim SEC Cross Country Titles Nov 1, 2010

The Arkansas men's cross country team ended its two-year SEC title drought with the program's 18th team title, and three Florida runners placed in the top eight of the women's race to lead the Gators to their second consecutive team title at the 2010 SEC Cross Country Championships held Monday morning at Hilton Field.

Gamecocks Take Sixth At 6K Princeton Invite Oct 17, 2010

The South Carolina cross country team traveled to Princeton, NJ for the team's first race over the SEC and NCAA championship distance of 6,000 meters with Princeton's course actually running 6,100 meters.

Cross Country Wins Disney World Invite Oct 9, 2010

The South Carolina cross country team traveled to Disney World for their annual Disney World Invitational race, and the Gamecocks came away with a team victory.

Liz Locke Named SEC Freshman of the Week Sep 28, 2010

South Carolina freshman Liz Locke has been named the SEC Cross Country Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. Locke was recognized after her performance at the Minnesota Griak Invitational.

Gamecocks Place In Top 20 At Griak Invite Sep 25, 2010

For the second year in a row the South Carolina cross country team was met by record flooding as they traveled to a meet by the Mississippi River area with the 25th running of the Minnesota Griak Invitational.

25th Roy Griak Invitational On Tap For Gamecock Cross Country Sep 24, 2010

As part of the season long process to get ready to compete at the SEC and NCAA cross country championships, the South Carolina cross country team heads to Falcon Heights, Minn., this weekend to compete at the 25th annual Roy Griak Invitational.

Biwott Remains Undefeated As Gamecocks Win Winthrop Invitational Sep 18, 2010

Led by junior Beatrice Biwott for the second consecutive race, the South Carolina cross country team defended their team title at the Asics Winthrop Invitational by taking first Saturday morning at Winthrop Lake Course. With a low score of 40 points, the Gamecocks outpaced nine other NCAA Division I teams to improve to 11-2 on the year after two races.

Cross Country Returns to Action Saturday Sep 16, 2010

Following a two-week hiatus, the South Carolina cross country team will return to action Saturday in Rock Hill, where they will compete in the 24th annual Winthrop-Asics Invitational on the campus of Winthrop University.

Cross Country Opens Season Friday At Fort Jackson Sep 2, 2010

South Carolina opens its 2010 season Friday, September 3 at 7pm at Hilton Fields in Fort Jackson. Ten teams will be competing in the 5K race along with a few individuals in the annual home opening meet for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina Hosted Successful Fan Appreciation Day Aug 15, 2010

The South Carolina Athletic Department hosted its annual Fan Appreciation Day at Colonial Life Arena Sunday, and thousands of fans showed up to meet the coaches and players from the fall sports programs. The volleyball, cross country, football and men's and women's soccer teams, along with the cheer squad and Cocky, signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans in what has become one of the signature events of late summer in Columbia.

Gamecock Track Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors Jul 30, 2010

The University of South Carolina track and field program was honored as one of the top scholastic programs in the country by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) this week as 10 student-athletes earned All-Academic Team individual honors.

South Carolina's Johnny Dutch To Turn Pro Jul 27, 2010

University of South Carolina hurdler Johnny Dutch will begin his career as a professional track and field athlete, thus foregoing his senior year of eligibility for the Gamecocks. Dutch will sign with Renaldo Nehemiah of Octagon, a sport and entertainment management and marketing company based out of McLean, Va.

Incoming Gamecocks Competing At IAAF World Junior Championships Jul 20, 2010

Two incoming University of South Carolina freshmen, Nejmi Burnside and Sanura Eley-O'Reilly, will compete this week at the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships that are being held in Moncton, Canada at the Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium. Burnside will compete in the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x400m relay for the Bahamas. Eley-O'Reilly (Fayetteville, N.C.) will run on the gold medal favorite USA 4x400m relay.

South Carolina Tops SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll Jul 19, 2010

Topping the school listing for the fifth time in the past two years, South Carolina landed a league-best 67 student-athletes on the 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll, the conference office released today.

Johnny Dutch Named To Team USA NACAC Roster Jul 7, 2010

South Carolina junior Johnny Dutch was named as one of 78 athletes that will represent Team USA at the 2010 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, whose roster was announced this week by USA Track & Field. The event will be held July 9-11 in Miramar, Fla.

Gamecocks Lead The Way Again on 2010 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Jun 29, 2010

For the fourth time in the last five releases, South Carolina landed the most student-athletes on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. A league-best 109 student-athletes from nine Gamecock teams garnered recognition on the 2010 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive named a total of 938 student-athletes to the 2010 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll on Tuesday.

Gamecocks Conclude Competition At USA Outdoors Jun 27, 2010

Gamecock athletes and alums concluded the final day of competition at the USA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium with Shalonda Solomon taking silver in the women's 200-meter dash.

Johnny Dutch Earns USA Silver Medal In 400m Hurdle Jun 26, 2010

Reigning NCAA champion and The Bowerman 10 candidate Johnny Dutch of South Carolina continues to dazzle in his record-breaking junior season after collecting his second consecutive USA Outdoor Championship silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles.

Two Former Gamecocks Run In Finals At USA Outdoors Jun 26, 2010

Two former Gamecocks ran in the 100-meter dash finals while two other South Carolina affiliated athletes qualified for their respective finals in day two of the USA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.

Johnny Dutch Named a Candidate for The Bowerman Award Jun 23, 2010

Junior hurdler Johnny Dutch has been named as one of 10 candidates for The Bowerman as announced by the USTFCCCA. The Bowerman is awarded each year to the top male collegiate athlete in the sport of NCAA track & field and is named after legendary coach Bill Bowerman, who coached track & field at the University of Oregon from 1949-72 and co-founded Nike.

Elliott Haynie Named To Academic All-American Second Team Jun 22, 2010

South Carolina senior track member Elliott Haynie has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team for the second consecutive year, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Tuesday

South Carolina Men Place 11th At NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 12, 2010

An NCAA record 12,812 fans filled historic Hayward Field Saturday to witness the final day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, and South Carolina showed up by earning 11th place overall in the men's team competition with 20 points.

Gamecock Track Advances Four On NCAA Outdoor Day One Jun 9, 2010

The 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships began Wednesday at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon, and it was a a great day for the University of South Carolina programs as Coach Curtis Frye's team advanced four of five races to their respective finals.

Gamecock Track Ready For NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 9, 2010

The NCAA Outdoor Championships begin Wednesday in Eugene, Ore., with the University of South Carolina program earning 13 entries - eight for the men's team and five for the women's. The meet begins at 2 p.m. at historic Hayward Field in Track Town, USA.

Elliott Haynie Repeats As ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-District Jun 4, 2010

South Carolina senior track member Elliott Haynie has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday. The bid marks the third consecutive season that Haynie earned first team honors by the organization.

Seven Gamecocks Qualify For Eugene On Final Day of Preliminary Round May 29, 2010

On the final day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Irwin Belk Track, seven South Carolina Gamecocks qualified to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including the sprinting duo of Antonio Sales and Obakeng Ngwigwa who jumped up the South Carolina all-time list in the 200-meter dash.

Four More Gamecocks Advance To NCAA Outdoor Championships May 28, 2010

Johnny Dutch ran the second-fastest time in the world this year and is one of six Gamecocks that have earned the right to compete in Eugene after the second day of competition at the NCAA Preliminary Round. In addition, five Gamecocks advanced to preliminary round finals after their quarterfinal performances Friday.

Haynie, Zajac Punch Tickets To NCAA Outdoor Championships May 27, 2010

South Carolina senior Elliott Haynie tied for first in the pole vault and junior Michael Zajac placed ninth in the hammer throw in Thursday's preliminary round to become the first Gamecocks to punch their tickets to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Gamecock Track Begins NCAA Preliminary Round Thursday May 26, 2010

The NCAA Preliminary Round begins Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. with the University of South Carolina program bringing the eighth-largest contingent to the Eastern preliminary with 37 accepted entries. Competition for the Gamecocks begins Thursday at 11 a.m. when Michael Zajac competes in the hammer throw at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.

South Carolina Track Earns 37 Bids To NCAA East Preliminary May 21, 2010

Declarations for the NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Championships have been announced with South Carolina qualifying 37 entries into the meet that will be held May 27-29 at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.

Gamecock Men Earn SEC Outdoor Track Bronze Medal May 16, 2010

The South Carolina men's track and field team earned 89 points to finish a program best third at the SEC Outdoor Championships Sunday at Tom Black Track. Coach Curtis Frye's team edged Auburn by one point to make history as the first group of Gamecock men to earn a top three finish at the premier outdoor conference championship in the nation.

Beatrice Biwott Wins SEC Steeplechase Title In SEC Outdoor Day Three May 16, 2010

South Carolina sophomore Beatrice Biwott won the program's first SEC title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on an SEC Outdoor Championships day three that featured a 4-hour, 22-minute weather delay. Six Gamecocks scored points and five qualified for Sunday's finals to cap action late Saturday night at Tom Black Track on the campus of the University of Tennessee.

Johnny Dutch Earns Second SEC Runner of the Week Honor May 12, 2010

South Carolina junior Johnny Dutch has been named SEC Runner of the Week by the conference office after improving his times in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles last week to jump to the top of the conference list in both events.

Erin Fedewa Named To SEC Community Service Team May 12, 2010

South Carolina sophomore Erin Fedewa has been named to the 2010 SEC Track and Field Community Service Team as announced by the league office. The team looks to highlight a student-athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.

Gamecock Track Posts Nine Wins Saturday May 8, 2010

South Carolina's track and field programs earned nine wins Saturday as the team concluded competition at the Tar Heel Invitational at North Carolina, the Orange & Blue Classic at Clemson and the Georgia Invitational in Athens.

Former Gamecocks Dominate In USA vs. The World at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2010

Former South Carolina track athletes comprised a large component of the Team USA contingent in the USA vs. The World section of the 116th annual Penn Relays, and Coach Curtis Frye's former protégé's put on a strong show for the record crowd of 54,310 at historic Franklin Field.

LaKya Brookins Wins Her First Penn Relays Title Apr 24, 2010

South Carolina junior sprinter LaKya Brookins added another Gamecock first to her list of accomplishments for the Garnet and Black as the Seneca High School graduate claimed her first Penn Relays championship Saturday. Brookins is the first Gamecock - man or woman - to win the 100-meter dash at the historic meet.

Johnny Dutch Wins 400m Hurdle Title In Penn Relays Day Two Apr 23, 2010

In front of 38,904 fans at Historic Franklin Field in the second day of competition at the 116th annual Penn Relays, junior Johnny Dutch grabbed South Carolina's first title of the 2010 Carnival and put himself in position to lead the 11th-ranked men's team to two more titles with Saturday's finals.

Three Gamecock Cross Country Runners Earn Academic Honors Apr 16, 2010

Three members of the South Carolina cross country team were awarded with academic honors and scholarships Thursday at the University Awards Day. Sophomores Erin Fedewa and Nicole Rheinlander and freshman Sara Hartley each earned separate awards for academic achievement.

Gamecocks Close Out Spec Towns Invitational Apr 10, 2010

South Carolina posted 11 wins this afternoon to close out the 2010 Spec Towns National Team Invitational. Gamecock junior Antonio Sales captured four of the team's first-place finishes.South Carolina swept the sprints securing first place in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays for both the men and women. The men finished the 4x100m relay with a time of 40.17, while the women posted a time of 44.94. In the 4x400m relay, the men captured a time of 3:08.51 and the women finished at 3:42.23.Two of Carolina's sophomores took home wins in the 400m events. Radiance Basden took home a first-place finish in the women's 400m hurdles posting a time of 1:01.97, while Nadonnia Rodrigues finished first in the women's 400m dash.

Gamecocks Open Spec Towns Invitational With Solid Field Day Apr 9, 2010

The South Carolina track and field team kicked off the Spec Towns Invitational today with a total of 12 Gamecocks placing in five field events.South Carolina boasted two student-athletes posting top-three finishes in their events for the day. Sophomore Stacee Roberts made her mark in the women's shot put with a distance of 13.99 meters, allowing her a third-place finish. Freshman Breanna Radford and sophomore Katie Vuckovich followed close behind with fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively.

Gamecocks Win 11 Events At Gamecock Open Meet Apr 7, 2010

South Carolina won 11 events at the Gamecock Open Meet in mid-week action at the Weems Baskin Track Facility. The meet was the final home meet of the season for the ranked South Carolina squads.

Ranked Track Teams To Host Gamecock Open Meet Wednesday Apr 6, 2010

The University of South Carolina's ranked track and field program will host its final outdoor meet of the year, the Gamecock Open Meet, on Wednesday at the Weems Baskin Track Facility. Field events begin at 12:30 p.m., and running events will start at 4 p.m. A full schedule can be found at GamecocksOnline.com.

Relays Highlight Final Day In Gainesville Apr 3, 2010

Saturday was the day for the marquee events - the relays - at the Pepsi Florida Relays, and South Carolina held up strong with top finishes on the men's and women's sides.

Dutch, Cross Run Top Times At Pepsi Florida Relays Apr 2, 2010

Brandi Cross and Johnny Dutch ran to nation-leading times in their events Friday to lead South Carolina in the first day of competition at the Pepsi Florida Relays at Percy Beard Track in Gainesville, Fla.

Booker Nunley Named SEC Track Athlete of the Week Mar 30, 2010

South Carolina sophomore Booker Nunley was named the SEC Male Runner of the Week following his world-leading performance in the 110-meter hurdles last week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Track To Host Weems Baskin Relays Saturday Mar 26, 2010

South Carolina's track and field teams will host the Weems Baskin Invitational on Sat., March 28 with 16 schools from X states competing in the daylong meet that is free to the public. Field events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the hammer throw, and the running events will begin at 12 noon with the 3,000m steeplechase.

Weems Baskin Invite Schedule of Events Mar 25, 2010

For all field events EXCEPT pole vault and shot put, the men's section will go first followed by the women's section. In pole vault and shot put, the women's section will be first.

Gamecock Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Mar 18, 2010

The South Carolina cross country team has earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors for the ninth consecutive year after posting a team GPA of 3.64 in the fall semester. The team GPA ranks 11th in the nation, marking the fourth straight year the Gamecocks posted a team GPA in the top 15.

Gamecock Track Posts Top 20 NCAA Finishes For Second Consecutive Season Mar 13, 2010

The South Carolina track and field teams posted top 20 finishes for the second consecutive season at the NCAA Indoor Championships with the men earning its best indoor placement in five years. The Gamecocks earned three medals over the weekend at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

Antonio Sales Earns 200m Bronze At NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 12, 2010

South Carolina junior Antonio Sales ran a personal best 20.52 to take bronze in the 200-meter dash in the first day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships to lead the Gamecocks at the Randall Tyson Track. In addition, three Gamecocks qualified for Saturday's finals in short sprinter LaKya Brookins and men's hurdlers Johnny Dutch and Booker Nunley.

Track Earns 11 Entries for NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 8, 2010

Selections for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships were released Monday night by the Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee with the South Carolina track and field programs earning 11 entries. The event takes place Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, in Fayetteville, Ark., at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Austin, Nicosia Hit Personal Bests At Virginia Tech Mar 6, 2010

A large contingent of Gamecocks traveled to Virginia Tech Saturday to compete at the NCAA Final Qualifier, and two posted personal best marks in an effort to earn a bid to next week's NCAA Indoor Championships.

Relay Teams Improve National Standing At Iowa State Mar 6, 2010

The South Carolina 4x400-meter relay team of Brandi Cross, Nadonnia Rodrigues, Gabrielle Glenn and Breehana Jacobs did their part to solidify a bid to next week's NCAA Indoor Championships after winning the event with the nation's sixth-fastest time at 3:34.62 at the Iowa State Last Chance Meet.

Gamecocks Earn 10 Medals At 2010 SEC Indoor Championships Feb 28, 2010

South Carolina finished the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships with three gold medalist as pole vaulter Elliott Haynie and 60m dash specialist LaKya Brookins earned wins Sunday to go along with the pentathlon title won by Kettiany Clarke. The men placed fourth and the women placed seventh overall.

KeKe Clarke Wins SEC Pentathlon Title (Click for Videos) Feb 26, 2010

Senior Kettiany Clarke earned the program's first SEC title in the pentathlon and became a part of an elite group of athletes in the nation after taking the win in the first day of competition at the SEC Indoor Championships with 4,064 points. Clarke, who has battled injuries throughout her career at South Carolina, became the first Gamecock to earn the heptathlon title and now sits No. 3 in the nation in the event, all but securing a spot to the NCAA Indoor Championships in two weeks.

Ten Wins And Nine Provisionals Pace Gamecocks At Indoor Home Meet Feb 20, 2010

South Carolina posted 10 victories and earned nine provisional times Saturday as the team concluded competition at the Gamecock Indoor Open held at the USC Field House. In addition, junior Ashley Evens broke a 14-year old USC Field House record with her victory in the 3,000-meter run.

Carolina Track and Field To Host Gamecock Invitational Saturday Feb 19, 2010

South Carolina track and field will host the Gamecock Indoor Open Saturday, Feb. 20, at the USC Field House with field events beginning at 10:30 a.m. Two former Olympians will compete Saturday in South Carolina assistant coach Lawrence Johnson and Coastal Carolina volunteer assistant Amber Campbell.

Elliott Haynie Hits Provisional Mark At Tyson Feb 13, 2010

Senior Elliott Haynie hit his second NCAA provisional mark and placed third among collegians in the pole vault invitational section to lead South Carolina on the final day of competition at the prestigious Tyson Invitational.

Zajac's Personal Best Leads Gamecocks In New York Feb 6, 2010

Michael Zajac hit a new personal best and hit the nation's fifth best mark in the weight throw Saturday to lead No. 10/18 South Carolina in the final day of competition at the prestigious New Balance Collegiate Invitational held at the Armory Track and Field Center in upper Manhattan.

No. 10/18 Gamecocks Complete Day One At New Balance Collegiate Feb 5, 2010

On the first day of competition at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, members of the South Carolina track and field programs posted eight provisional qualifying times and 15 season best marks at The Armory Track and Field Center in upper Manhattan.

Vica Shobe's School Record Leads Gamecocks At Texas A&M Challenge Jan 30, 2010

Vica Shobe's school record in the women's pole vault coupled with wins by LaKya Brookins, Elliott Haynie and Michael Zajac led the South Carolina track and field program's in the final day of competition at the Texas A&M Challenge held at the Gilliam Indoor Track.

Cross Leads Gamecock Tracksters At Virginia Tech Jan 23, 2010

Seven-time All-American Brandi Cross notched her first provisional time of the year in the 400m dash and led the women's 4x400m relay to a victory as the South Carolina track and field programs concluded competition Saturday at the Hokie Invitational at the Rector Field House.

South Carolina Track Opens Season At Virginia Tech Jan 15, 2010

Three junior members of the South Carolina track and field teams earned NCAA provisional qualifying marks Friday as the seventh-ranked women and 12th-ranked men completed the first day of action at the season opening Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational.

Track & Field Squads Ranked In Preseason Poll Jan 6, 2010

The South Carolina men's and women's track and field teams are both expected to be title contenders in the indoor season after earning top 15 rankings in the 2010 USTFCCA preseason poll. The women's team is ranked No. 7 in the nation while the men's team comes in at No. 12.

An Athlete's Ultimate Sacrifice Dec 4, 2009

Career-ending injuries have forced track team member Kayla Parker to find a new home on the team. Unable to compete, Parker has found a way to make a difference as team manager.

Gamecock Cross Country Posts Top 15 Finish At NCAA Regionals Nov 14, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team had its best finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships since 1995 in the final race of the season Saturday on the campus of the University of Louisville. Showing that their season-long ranking in the top 15 was deserved, the women placed 14th out of 35 teams competing, an improvement of nine spots from last season's 23rd place finish.

Gamecock Cross Country Has Strong Showing at SEC Championships Oct 31, 2009

South Carolina's cross country team had its best finish at the SEC Championships in eight years after the team placed ninth Saturday with 246 points. The finish was the best placing for the Gamecocks since the team took seventh overall at the 2001 championships.

Gamecock Cross Country Claims Second At Princeton Oct 17, 2009

On a cold, rainy and miserable 40 degree day, the South Carolina cross country team raced to a second place finish at the Princeton Invitational led by sophomore Beatrice Biwott's third-place finish. With the finish, the Gamecocks hold a 30-4 record against Division I opponents this season.

Gamecock Cross Country Heads To Princeton For Final Tune-Up Oct 15, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team returns to action Saturday for the first time in two weeks when Coach Stan Rosenthal's team heads to the Princeton Invitational for the final tune-up before the SEC Championships. The race is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. at West Windsor Field.

Jackie Madison Resigns As South Carolina Assistant Track Coach Oct 13, 2009

South Carolina assistant track and field coach Jackie Madison will resign her position on October 16, 2009 after two years of service at her alma mater. Madison served as recruiting coordinator and assistant sprints coach under head coach Curtis Frye in her two years after attending the University as an All-American hurdler from 1998-2001.

South Carolina Holds Steady In Region Rankings Oct 12, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team is ranked in the region for the fourth consecutive week as Coach Stan Rosenthal's team remains No. 15 in the South Region in the latest poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Cross Country Ranked 15th In Region Oct 6, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team is ranked in the region for the third consecutive week.Coach Stan Rosenthal's team is ranked No. 15 in the Southeast region after a 4th place finish at the Charlotte Invitational

Gamecock Cross Country Ready To Compete After Two Weeks Off Oct 1, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team returns to action Friday for the first time in two weeks when Coach Stan Rosenthal's team heads to McAlpine Park in Charlotte for the Charlotte Invitational. The race is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. and is one of two races remaining before the SEC Championships.

Cross Country Ranked No. 13 In Region Sep 28, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team is ranked No. 13 in the South Region in the latest poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The ranking is an improvement of one spot from the preseason ranking two weeks ago, which at No. 14 was the highest preseason ranking in program history.

Mississippi Invitational Cancelled Sep 26, 2009

The Ole Miss Pre-SEC Invitational cross country meet, originally scheduled for Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Ole Miss Golf Course, has been cancelled due to inclement weather and poor running conditions caused by heavy precipitation over the last two weeks.

Gamecock Cross Country To Get Preview Of SEC Championship Course Sep 24, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team heads to Oxford, Miss., Saturday to compete at the Mississippi Invitational. The meet is scheduled for 9 a.m. and gives the Gamecocks a chance to compete on the course that will be home to the 2009 SEC Championships next month.

Gamecock Cross Country Remains Undefeated Sep 19, 2009

Under humid but cloudy conditions, South Carolina's cross country team raced to their second victory in two races this season with the team win at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational. Running against the top Southern Conference teams, the Gamecocks followed the one-two punch of senior Dani Barnes and sophomore Beatrice Biwott to score 46 points to Davidson's 53 and Elon's 56. The victory runs their record to 14-0 against opponents for the 2009 season.

Gamecock Cross Country Heads To Asics/Winthrop Invitational Sep 18, 2009

With one invitational win under its belt, the South Carolina cross country team heads to Rock Hill this weekend to compete in the 23rd annual Asics/Winthrop Invitational. The race will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. on the campus of Winthrop University.

South Carolina Wins Gamecock Invitational In Season Opener Sep 4, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team opened its season in familiar fashion Friday after winning the annual Gamecock Invitational for the fourth time. Held at Hilton Field in Fort Jackson, senior Dani Barnes led a strong Gamecock contingent of runners with an individual second place finish to push Carolina past 12 teams, including rival Clemson.

Budd Pulls Out of Gamecock Invite Sep 4, 2009

Former World Champion and Olympian Zola Budd will not compete in tonight's Gamecock Invitational cross country due to illness, it was announced today.

Zola Budd To Run At Friday's Gamecock Cross Country Opener Sep 3, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team opens its 2009 season in similar fashion as the Gamecocks will host the Gamecock Invitational Friday night at Hilton Field in Fort Jackson. The meet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a men's race followed by the 7 p.m. start time when the Gamecocks will kick off the year against 11 opponents and a special visitor.

Curtis Frye Assumes Role as USTFCCCA President Sep 1, 2009

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) underwent a changing of the guard on Tuesday, September 1st, as South Carolina Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach Curtis Frye began his duties as the new President of the USTFCCCA, replacing outgoing President Pat Henry of Texas A&M University.

South Carolina Prepares For Friday's Opener Aug 31, 2009

The South Carolina cross country team opens its 2009 season Friday, September 4 at 7pm at Hilton Fields in Fort Jackson. Twelve teams will be competing in the 5K race along with a few individuals in the annual home opening meet for the Gamecocks.

Gamecocks Win Five Medals at World Championships Aug 23, 2009

Two former South Carolina Gamecocks earned gold medals on the final day of competition as athletes with University of South Carolina ties earned a total of five medals in nine days of competition at the 12th IAAF World Championships held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.

Former Gamecocks Capture Hurdle Silvers at World Championships Aug 20, 2009

Two former South Carolina Gamecocks brought home two silver medals for Team USA Thursday as Terrence Trammell and Lashinda Demus both placed second in their respective hurdle events at the IAAF World Championships held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.

Terrence Trammell Advances In 110m Hurdle Heats Aug 19, 2009

Three-time Olympian Terrence Trammell took fourth overall in the qualifying heats of the 110-meter hurdles to advance to the semifinals at the IAAF World Championships held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.

Former Gamecocks Qualify For World Championship Hurdle Finals Aug 18, 2009

Tuesday was an exciting day for fans of South Carolina track and field as two former Gamecocks qualified for the women's 400-meter hurdle finals with strong showings in day four at the IAAF World Championships held in Berlin. Lashinda Demus and Tiffany Ross-Williams will look to bring home medals for the United States after taking fourth and sixth, respectively, in the semifinals.

Former Gamecock Hurdlers Advance To World Championship Semifinals Aug 17, 2009

Following rising junior Johnny Dutch's performance for the American men's team in the 400-meter hurdles, a duo of former Gamecock women also stepped up to the task Monday as Lashinda Demus and Tiffany Ross-Williams both advanced to the semifinals of the women's 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin.

Johnny Dutch Qualifies For World Championships Semifinals Aug 15, 2009

In his first race as a member of the full United States national team, South Carolina rising junior Johnny Dutch automatically advanced to Sunday's semifinal of the 400-meter hurdles in the second day of competition at the 12th IAAF World Championships held in Berlin, Germany.

Gamecocks Ready To Compete at IAAF World Championships Aug 14, 2009

As a contingent of eight current and former South Carolina Gamecocks - including rising junior Johnny Dutch - prepare to compete at the 12th IAAF World Championships held at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, GamecocksOnline.com will continue to provide daily performance updates and photos taken by the athletes themselves.

Eight Gamecocks Named to IAAF World Championships Rosters Aug 5, 2009

With the 12th IAAF World Championships scheduled to begin at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany next week, various countries around the world have released their representatives for the meet, including eight current and former Gamecocks that will compete for their nations.

Men's Track Named USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year; Overall Program Ranked Fifth Jul 16, 2009

The University of South Carolina track and field program was honored as one of the top scholastic programs in the country by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) this week as 19 student-athletes earned All-Academic Team individual honors and the men's team was named the Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year.

Track Ranks Fifth Nationally With Multiple USTFCCCA Academic Honors Jul 16, 2009

The University of South Carolina track and field program was honored as one of the top scholastic programs in the country by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) this week as 19 student-athletes earned All-Academic Team individual honors and the men's team was named the Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year.

Lashinda Demus: She's Back! Jul 1, 2009

This past weekend Lashinda Demus (LD) won the USA Championship 400m hurdle title, posting the world's best time, after falling from the spotlight a year ago when she failed to make 2008 USA Olympic team by finishing fourth. Demus talks below about her race at USAs, what she likes to talk about prior to the race, who the other three Gamecocks are on the USA World team, her favorite hurdle and of course the two little men who surprised her by changing her life forever: her two-year-old twins: Duaine and Dontay.

South Carolina Lead the SEC on 2009 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Jul 1, 2009

This past weekend Lashinda Demus (LD) won the USA Championship 400m hurdle title, posting the world's best time, after falling from the spotlight a year ago when she failed to make 2008 USA Olympic team by finishing fourth. Demus talks below about her race at USAs, what she likes to talk about prior to the race, who the other three Gamecocks are on the USA World team, her favorite hurdle and of course the two little men who surprised her by changing her life forever: her two-year-old twins: Duaine and Dontay.A total of 114 of South Carolina's student-athletes were named to the 2009 Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, the most among the 12 member institutions.

Johnny Dutch Earns Bid To World Championships Jun 29, 2009

Sophomore Johnny Dutch earned a bid to the 2009 IAAF World Championships after placing second in the 400m hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at a personal best time of 48.18. Dutch will be one of six current and former Gamecocks that earned the right to represent Team USA at the championships that will be held August 15-23 in Berlin, Germany.

Gamecocks At USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships: Day One Jun 26, 2009

Sophomore LaKya Brookins advanced to the semifinal of the women's 100m dash to lead a contingent of current and former Gamecocks in the first day of competition at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Massage Therapy with Gamecock Track & Field Jun 25, 2009

Shaun Phillips has spent the last two years working as the massage therapist for the Gamecock track and field team. As the Gamecocks prepare for USA Nationals this weekend, GamecocksOnline.com caught up with Phillips to ask about working with the team.

Ronnetta Alexander: Wilma Rudolph Award Winner Jun 23, 2009

Ronnetta Video Feature Track and field standout Ronnetta Alexander was awarded the Wilma Rudolph Award, given to student athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics. This is her story.

Haynie, McGill Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans Jun 18, 2009

Two South Carolina track and field athletes were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday. Senior Curt McGill and junior Elliott Haynie both earned third team honors as the Gamecocks lead the SEC with two selections.

Gamecocks Earn 23 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American Honors Jun 15, 2009

On the heels of one of the most successful men's season in history, the South Carolina track and field program earned a total of 23 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America honors following the performances of the men's and women's team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

South Carolina Men's Track Places Sixth at NCAA Championships Jun 13, 2009

The South Carolina men's track team finished one of its finest seasons by tying a program-best with a sixth place finish Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Anchored by 10 athletes earning a total of 13 All-America citations, the Gamecocks scored 33.5 points to match the 1999 and 2002 teams for the best outdoor finish in program history.The women's team tied for 40th overall with 7 points as six athletes - five of them sophomores and freshmen - earned a total of eight All-America citations.

South Carolina's Dutch Earns Silver at NCAA Day Three Jun 13, 2009

Johnny Dutch | 4x100m Relays | Marvin Reitze Johnny Dutch earned silver medal honors and the women's 4x100m relay team took bronze to lead the Gamecocks in the third day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Four Gamecocks will compete Saturday for their respective finals.

Hastings visits Brooklyn youth Sep 23, 2008

NEW YORK – Natasha Hastings visited Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn Monday. Wearing the gold medal she earned as a member of the American 4x400-meter relay team at the Beijing Olympics, she spoke to the boys and girls track team and some members of the volleyball team about everything from steroids to how she maintains her hair through training.

Interview: USC Vaulter Cheryl Terrio John Olson Apr 12, 2006

Cheryl Terrio is a senior at the University of South Carolina. Terrio attended West Florence High School and competed in pole vault during the first year the event was introduced. Terrio is undefeated this season and holds indoor and outdoor vault records at USC.

Summary of Junior Nationals USATF Press Release Jun 22, 2002

There were plenty of great performances this weekend as the best junior athletes in the nation showed up for the USATF Jr Nationals. Among them were those of sprinter Sanya Richards and racewalker Ben Shorey, who were named Athletes of the Meet and set Am