Broderick Wins The Men’s Discus Throw To Open Up The Trojan Invitational

Broderick Wins The Men's Discus Throw To Open Up The Trojan Invitational

Track & Field | March 22, 2024

Freshman Racquil Broderick won the men’s discus throw and Nikolaos Polychroniou placed second in the men’s hammer throw to lead the Trojans during the first day of the Ron & Sharlene Allice Invitational held at the Colich Throws Center in Wilmington, Calif. today (March 22).  The main portion of the meet will take place tomorrow (March 23) at Allyson Felix Field located at Locker Stadium on the USC campus beginning at 11 a.m. 

  • Broderick won the men’s discus throw competition with a best mark of 203-10 (62.14m).  He now has thrown farther than any previous Trojan in history in both meets to begin his career, except for school record-holder Gary Carlsen, who owns the USC record with a mark of 206-0 (62.78m) set in 1967.  Carlsen was on hand for the event and was there to congratulate Broderick and Connor Bell, who won the discus throw Elite competition with a New Zealand national record of 218-10 (66.71m).  Broderick had the second-farthest mark out of all the competitors in the two sections.
  • The junior Polychroniou took second in the men’s hammer throw with a mark of 229-5 (69.84m) which came in his final attempt.  Sophomore Matteo Mitchell placed fifth in the event with a best throw of 184-5 (56.23m). 
  • Freshman Reese Garland placed sixth in the women’s discus throw with a personal-best mark of 155-3 (47.34m) coming in her final attempt. She jumped up from eighth to sixth in the competition with her final throw.
  • Freshman Jenna Gallaway placed fourth in the women’s hammer throw, third among collegians, with a PR of 184-9 (56.32).  She broke her previous personal best with all six throws during today’s competition, with her shortest throw going for 172-9.

The Trojans will be back in action tomorrow at the Ron & Sharlene Allice Trojan Invitational held at Allyson Felix Field, beginning at 11 a.m. with the women’s and men’s long jump, the women’s shot put and the women’s pole vault.

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