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Projected Points: 39

Last year's finish: Indoor, 7th; Outdoor, 1st.

#3 USC (39 Pts)

Projected Scorers:

EVENTPTSYRATHLETE
60H8JRCockrell, Anna
LJ8FRThomas, Lanae-Tava
2006SOWilliams, Lauren Rain
605SOTerry, Twanisha
2003SRAnnelus, Anglerne
4003SORoberts, Kaelin
60H3SRHall, Dior
4x43-Relay

Potential Scorers:

EVENTYRATHLETE
60SRWestbrook, Ky
60SRAnnelus, Anglerne
200SOTerry, Twanisha
400JRConstantine, Kyra
60HSOBrissett, Chanel
60HSOMcGlaston, Mecca
HJSRLopes, Lyndsey
LJJRCorrin, Courtney
LJSRJones, Margaux
PENSRLopes, Lyndsey

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

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