By Kendrick Lewis, Director of Athletic Media Relations & Marketing


ORANGEBURG, SC – The South Carolina State track and field teams combined to record 16 top 10 finishes, including 10 top five showings Saturday at the Gamecock Indoor Opener hosted by the University of South Carolina.

Turning in top five performances in the school’s first meet of the season were sophomore Jada Banks, third in the women’s 800 meters (2:19.24); Sophomore Dexter Ratliff, third in the men’s shot put (42-06.00ft., 12.95m); Ratliff, fourth in the men’s weight throw (46-01.50, 14.06m); freshman Stephanie Jobe, fourth in the women’s triple jump (36-02.00, 11.02m); sophomore Trey Felton, fifth in the men’s mile run (4:32.12); junior Waddell Rembert-Jett, fifth in the men’s 200 meters (22.10); the men’s 4×3000 relay teams — SC State “B”, first (2:24.22) and SC State “A”, second (2:24.49); and the women’s 4×3000 relays teams – SC State “A”, (2:55.86) and SC State “B”, (2:56.31).

Other top showings for second-year head coach Jerod Wims‘ teams were sophomore Dayani Johnson, sixth in the men’s triple jump (46-10.75, 14.29m); Rembert-Jett, sixth in the 60 meters (6.90); freshman Ashanti Meyers, sixth in the women’s 3000 meters (13:43.89); freshman Tanryn Thorn, sixth in the women’s 200 meters (25.44); junior Tyler Jeffers, eighth in the men’s 400 meters (49.94); and freshman Mackenzi Zimmerman, 10th in the women’s 800 meters (2:43.31).

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