Gamecock collects five event wins to close out Tiger Track Classic
AUBURN, Alabama— The Gamecocks picked up five wins on the second and final day of action at the Tiger Track Classic on Saturday at Hutsell-Rosen Track.
“The sun was shining today and everyone tried really hard,” the head coach said. Curtis Frie. “We had an excellent opening by Destiny Rocker, Makenzie Dunmore and the women’s 4X400 meter relay. We had some good efforts from the guys in the 4X400 meter relay. The guys in the 400m open put in some good effort. Jack Mensch and a few ladies had public relations in the 800 meters. The pole vaulters also got off to a good start.”
The Gamecock women were responsible for four event wins on Saturday.
Makenzie Dunmore won the women’s 200 meters with a time of 23.24. Frank Angel also had an exceptional run, achieving a new personal best of 200 meters with a time of 23.60.
Alysia Johnson won the women’s 400 meters. The All-American opened his season with a time of 53.63 to win the outdoor debut. Pearl Nagbe took third place with a time of 54.99.
Destiny Rocker won the women’s 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.12. Rocker’s time was his best in the event as a Gamecock. She also bettered her No. 8 time in school history at the event.
Frank, Johnson, Nagbe and Dunmore all won the 4X400 meter relay with a time of 3:31.84. The Gamecock 4X400 meter relay team enters the season after finishing fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The men’s 4X400 meters relay took the lone win for the men. Jackson Junkins, Doval Simmonds, Jack Mensch and EJ Richardson ran a time of 3:12.75 to win the event.
Dillon McCarthy and Carson Lenser both cleared 5.11m/16-9.25 to open the outdoor season. The mark was Lenser’s first outdoor pole vault effort and just four centimeters off McCarthy’s outdoor personal best.
Jackson Marseilles clear 2.10m/6-10.75 and kobe franklin cleared 1.95 m/6-4.75 in the men’s high jump. They both finished in the top 10 and are both coming off indoor seasons in which they scored in the SEC meet.
Dylan Targart third in the men’s shot put. He shot 17.79m/58-4.50 to break into the top three in his outdoor opener. He also threw the 50.15m/164-6 discus for sixth place in this event.
The Gamecocks go home for Weems Baskin next Friday and Saturday.
“Next week we will try to get the 4X100 meter relays together,” Frye said. “These are some of our best events. The 400m hurdles is a good event for us. It will be a great team effort next week. Hopefully we don’t have any weather issues.”
Individual results for men
9. Dominique Duton – 10.92
6. Dominique Duton – 9:41 p.m.
16. Jackson Junkins – 22.11
–. Prescott-Jefferson –FS
2. Doval Simmonds – 47.36
4. EJ Richardson – 47.72
2. Jack Mensch – 1:52.01
ten. Kyle Reer – 1:54.76
Relay 4X100 meters
3. Brooks, Dutton, Junkins, Jefferson – 41.14
Relay 4X400 meters
1. Junkins, Simmonds, Mensch, Richardson – 3:12.75
3. Dylan Targart – 17.79m/58-4.50
6. Dylan Targart – 50.15m/164-6
7. Desmond Gaillard – 14.21m/46-7.50
4. Jackson Marseilles – 2.10m/6-10.75
T7. kobe franklin – 1.95m/6-4.75
15. Elisha Brooks – 1.75m/5-8.75
2. Dillon McCarthy – 5.11m/16-9.25
4. Carson Lenser – 5.11m/16-9.25
7. Seth Rabinowitz – 4.81m/15-9.25
–. Jonathan Togami – NH
Individual results women
12. Anastasia Sumpter – 12:36 p.m.
15. Devyn McMichael – 12:51 p.m.
1. Makenzie Dunmore – 11:24 p.m.
3. Frank Angel – 11:60 p.m.
ten. Anastasia Sumpter – 25:42
1. Alysia Johnson – 53.63
3. Pearl Nagbe – 54.99
2. Grace Zamrowski – 2:12.17
3. Kieley Gayle – 2:12.90
6. Macie Kavanaugh – 2:17.25
8. Meg Lebo – 5:02.05
4. Hope Dominica – 10:08.92
12. Hannah Twine – 10:30.89
13. lily weeks – 10:44.04
100 meters hurdles
1. Destiny Rocker – 13.12
Relay 4X400 meters
1. Frank, Johnson, Nagbe, Dunmore – 3:31.84
–. Gayle, Zamrowski, Kavanaugh, Lebo—DNF
4. K.D. Young – 14.60m/47-10.75
8. Kayla Root – 42.85m/140-7
9. K.D. Young – 41.70m/136-9
7. Kelsey Worthington – 3.71m/12-2