Track & Field | May 22, 2023
The Trojan track and field team will be competing at the 2023 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif. from May 24-27. The top 48 declared athletes in each individual event and the top 24 relays in each region will be competing with the top 12 in each event area and relays advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held in Austin, Texas from June 7-10.
TRAVELING TROJANS — The following are the 37 qualified and declared individual opportunities for the 2023 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. The men’s team will have 15 individual chances to score, plus the two relays. The women’s team will have 22 individual chances to score plus the two relays.
Women (22): Janiah Brown (800m), Jassani Carter (100m, 200m), Caisja Chandler (100m, 200m), Karlee Freeman (SP, DT), Yemi John (400m), Allie Jones (100m H, LJ), Jan’Taijah Jones (400m), Bailey Lear (400m), Gigi Maccagnini (800m), Christine M. Mallard (400m), Samirah Moody (100m, 200m), Summer Mosley (HT), Temi Ojora (LJ, TJ), Lauren Reed (TJ), Maci Simmons (400m H), Jalaysiya Smith (100m H). In addition, traveling for the women’s team are Kimberly Harris and Jasmine Jones.
Men (15): Ashton Allen (200m), Chris Borzor (100m), Johnny Brackins Jr. (110m H, LJ), Elias Gerald (HJ), Christian Johnson (HT), William Jones (400m), Tade Ojora (110m H), Matthew Okonkwo (200m), Nikolaos Polychroniou (HT), Bobby Poynter (800m), JC Stevenson (LJ), Brendon Stewart (100m), Dallas Wise (HJ, TJ). Michael Phillippy is also traveling for the Trojan men.
TROJANS PLACE 2ND AT THE PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS — Both the USC men’s and women’s teams placed second at the 2023 Pac-12 T&F Championships. The team’s combined 264 points scored were the most of any school. USC athletes won nine different conference titles during the three days: Men’s 4x100m, Women’s 4x400m, Allie Jones (Heptathlon), Johnnie Brackins Jr. (Long Jump), Tade Ojora (M-110m Hurdles), Caisja Chandler (W-200m), William Jones (M-400m), Jan’Taijah Jones (W-400m) and Elias Gerald (M-High Jump).
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