Mann Breaks Her School Record, Places 3rd In Shot Put At NCAA Indoor Championships

    March 10, 2017

    Brittany Mann placed third in the women’s shot put and four Trojans advanced to finals tomorrow at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas today (March 10).

    • Mann was the first Trojan to compete and she had a PR and broke her school record with a shot put of 58-4.00 (17.78m) in the second round. That mark gave Mann a third-place finish and earned USC its first six points in the two-day competition.

    Matthew Katnik finished 12th in the men’s shot put competition with a best mark of 61-1.25 (18.62m). That throw temporarily placed him seventh, but he dropped to 11th by the end of the second round and after fouling in the third round, slipped to 12th.

    Kendall Ellis won her 400m heat and had the top qualifying time for tomorrow’s final of 51.59. That time was just off her school record of 51.52. Cameron Pettigrew had a time of 53.20 to finish fourth in her heat and 14th overall in the women’s 400m dash semifinals.

    Anna Cockrell took second in her women’s 60m hurdles semifinal heat and advanced third overall to the finals tomorrow with a PR and USC freshman record of 7.98. That time is also second on USC’s all-time list. Dior Hall, who held the previous USC freshman record of 8.01, had a time of 8.14 to take fifth in her heat and finish 10th overall.

    • Marquis Morris had a slight flinch at the start of his men’s 60m hurdles semifinal, but the heat was restarted. He then hit the first hurdle and tumbled to the track and ultimately was disqualified.



    Just’N Thymes blazed to victory in the final semifinal heat of the men’s 200m and posted the top qualifying time of 20.49 to the final tomorrow.

    Deanna Hill won her 200m semifinal heat with a time of 20.86 and moves onto the final tomorrow with the sixth-fastest time.

    • Hill also ran 7.33 to place seventh in her 60m dash semifinal and finished 12th overall.