Track & Field | February 24, 2023
Johnny Brackins Jr. won the men’s 60m hurdles and Max Thomas the men’s 200m dash to highlight the Trojans’ action during the first day of the Ken Shannon Last Chance Invitational. today (Feb. 24).
- Brackins Jr. won the men’s 60m hurdles by tying the meet record and his personal best with a time of 7.60 in the finals. Brackins Jr. also rank 7.60 last week at the Arkansas Qualifier which moved him into a second-place tie on USC’s all-time list. His 7.60 today tied the Dempsey Indoor record, originally set by Devon Allen in 2016. Tade Ojora took second place with a time of 7.64. Brackins Jr. had a time of 7.65 and Ojora 7.67 in the prelims, which they also took first and second. All four of their times beat the previous meet record.
- Thomas won the men’s 200m dash with a time of 20.96, which is also a Ken Shannon Last Chance Invitational record. Matthew Okonkwo finished third with a PR of 21.23. Both Thomas’ and Okonkwo’s times bettered the previous meet record.
- Dallas Wise placed second in the men’s triple jump with a PR of 50-1.75 (15.28m). His jump was nearly two-feet farther than his previous best indoor triple jump.
- Chioma Okonkwo placed third in the women’s 200m dash with a PR of 24.15.
- Allie Jones placed fourth in the women’s 60m hurdles final with a time of 8.24. In the prelims, Jones qualified third with a PR of 8.17. That time moved her to ninth on USC’s all-time women’s 60m hurdles list.
USC will be in action again tomorrow in the final day of the Ken Shannon Last Chance Meet.
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