This week we are counting down the preseason top five men's and women's NCAA indoor teams. Here's a breakdown of the third-ranked women's team, the USC Trojans.
Projected Points: 39
Last year's finish: Indoor, 7th; Outdoor, 1st.
#3 USC (39 Pts)
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Coach's Insight: "I think last year we had quite a few people who didn’t perform up to what they should have, so, yes—we have quite few people who could do some great things. Yes, Dior Hall; yes, Chanel Brisset; Kaelin Roberts; Margaux Jones. We have some really good freshmen coming in: Lanae-Tava Thomas; our 800m runner, Jemima Russell—she’s 2:04 from Australia—so we have quite a few. Anna Cockrell didn’t make the 100m hurdle final, so she’s in the zone right now; she’s training well. We have a lot of people on that list who were there who could do a lot more. They are maturing and learning. We also have some surprises—we have Lauren Rain Williams who transferred in, and we have Ky Westbrook, so there’s a lot we should be able to do."
-USC head coach, Caryl Smith Gilbert