Gamecocks Secure 12 Wins on Final Day in Myrtle Beach – University of South Carolina Athletics

Gamecocks Secure 12 Wins on Final Day in Myrtle Beach – University of South Carolina Athletics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 16, 2024) – South Carolina Track & Field put together a dominating final day of the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational, winning 12 combined events. The Gamecocks finished runner-up in both the men and the women’s standing following Saturday’s conclusion.

The men’s squad competed in seven events on Saturday, claiming the victory in six of the seven. The Gamecocks won a pair of short sprint events, beginning with Andrew Bond’s victory in the 100m dash after running a wind-aided personal best time of 10.42 (2.8). Carolina went one and two in the event with Prescott Jefferson also clocking a wind-aided personal best, turning in a time of 10.56 (2.8). Nyck Harbor claimed the podium in the men’s 200m after running the fastest time in the East Region and the second fastest time in the NCAA, turning in a wind-aided 20.86 (2.8) performance.

Three more individuals secured gold medal finishes on Saturday as David Warmington captured the title in the men’s 110-meter hurdle with a time of 14.12 (-1.9). Nate Figgers made his outdoor collegiate debut in the men’s high jump and was able to jump into the Gamecocks All-Time Top-10 as he cleared 2.14m (7-0.25) for the win and the ninth highest jump in program history. Veteran pole vaulter Dillon McCarthy was responsible for the final individual win for the men after he was the only person in the field to clear 5.01m (16-5.25).

The men’s team polished off its runner-up finish by winning the coveted 4x400m relay as the quartet of Jayson Ward, Anthony Greenhow, Jasauna Dennis and David Warmington clocked 3:15.82 to edge N.C. State’s squad that ran 3:16.65.

The women’s team was also victorious in bringing home six titles on the day, beginning with Hope Dominique who captured the women’s 3,000 meter event to begin the day. The North Carolina native ran 10:20.86 to provide Carolina with 10 early points in the day. Two more individuals won gold medals on the track in the 200m and 400m sprints. Freshman star and 4x400m indoor national champion, Zaya Akins, won the 200m sprint in her first outdoor collegiate meet. Akins clocked a wind-aided time of 23.15 (3.2) for a new meet and facility record. In addition, Akins’ time ranks 10th all time in program history, second in the NCAA this season and first in the East Region. Fellow freshman Cynteria James finished runner-up behind Akins to go one and two in the event. Aalliyah Francis returned to the top of the podium when she ran…

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