USC senior Aleec Harris set a Pac-12 and West Regionals record today in the 110-meter hurdles at Fayetteville, Ark. Harris’ time of 13.18 broke the long-standing conference record of premier UCLA hurlder Greg Foster (13.22 in 1978). Harris now has the top time in the U.S. and No. 2 time in the world for this year.
In the 200 meters, Aaron Brown ran the fifth-fastest time in the world this year (20.16). Tynia Gaither set a PR in the 200 meters (22.88).
On the downside, this will be the first time since 1992 that a Trojan man or woman will not score at the NCAA Championshis in the hammer throw. Here is who qualified for the NCAA championships according to USC:
Former USC wide receiver Marqise Lee (left) is back at the Coliseum today with a select group of 40 NFL Rookies invited to the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event. Also pictured are quarterback Blake Bortles and wide receiver Allen Robinson.
Serra star Adoree Jackson failed to get an injunction to compete in the long jump at the CIF Masters Meet but still had the 4×400 relay to qualify for the state meet. But Serra dropped the baton and stumbled right before Jackson’s leg and the relay team finished eighth out of nine teams.
That means Jackson is not going to the state meet, something few would believe two weeks ago. Jackson was so disappointed he laid face down on the field after the race.
USC had nine athletes and three relay teams advance to the final day of the West Regionals at the University of Arkansas. Sprinters Aaron Brown and BeeJay Lee made the finals in the 100m, while Jessica Davis and Tynia Gaither made it to the women’s 100 final.
Vanessa Jones made the 400-meter final while Amalie Iuel made the 400m IH, Alexandra Collatz the discus along with Oluwakemi Olonade and Melia Cox in the triple jump. The entire group will make the NCAA finals June 11-14.