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USC drops the baton, but still finishes in the top 10 at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

USC drops the baton, but still finishes in the top 10 at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

The USC women’s team dropped the ball – the baton, to be more precise – in the final event of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but a strong showing in the sprints carried the Trojans to a second consecutive top-10 finish in the team standings Saturday afternoon.

A faulty handoff after the first lap doomed the Trojans to a last-place finish in the 1,600-meter relay. However, the Trojans finished second in the 400 relay in a school-record 42.90 seconds, and Floridians Tynia Gaither and Deanna Hill medaled in the 100 and 200 after running on the 400 relay squad.

“Pretty good day for both of us,” Gaither summed up. “We...

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