Trojans Sweep Bruins for First Time in Eight Years
May 3, 2018
The USC track and teams showed why they are two of the best teams in the nation last Sunday at UCLA. The Trojan men beat the Bruins 103-53 and the USC women beat the UCLA women 86-77. It was the first time in eight years the Trojans have swept the Bruins at UCLA.
The Trojans were so dominant in the sprints it was hard to keep up with all the stars and fast runners. The fast running events started on the track with the women’s 4x100 meter relay, which was won by the USC team of Anglerne Annelus, Dior Hall, Zaria Francis and Kyla Richardson, in fast time of 43.14.
The USC men won their 4x100 meter relay in another fast time. The team of Alexander Barnum, TJ Brock, Nick Moore and Christian Sourapas clocked 38.89. World indoor record holder Michael Norman won men’s 400 meter run in 44.74 and his teammate, Ricky Morgan placed second in 45.87.
The Trojan women and men placed one, two, three, four, in the 100 meters. Deanna Hall clocked 11.26, Annelus 11.43, Ky Westbrook 11.76 and Madison Richardson clocked 11.80. In the men’s 100 Barnum hit the tape at 10.29, Brock at 10.37, Sourapas at 10.73 and Moore at 10.76.
The Trojans had many star performances in running and field events. “I like the way we fought, and l liked the way we stepped up for each other,” said a happy USC head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert.
Smith Gilbert knows the Trojans will face better competition in the Pac-12 and NCAA meets in the next few weeks. “We are going to have to compete like we always do,” said Smith Gilbert. “There are great teams in the Pac-12 and the NCAA, but all we have to do is perform like Trojans. We have to execute with great effort, and we are not going to change what we are doing. We are going to keep doing what we do and see where that takes us."