USC Track & Field
29 NCAA Titles | 196 NCAA Individual Champions | 1037 All-Americans | 187 Olympians | 46 Gold Medals (80 total medals)
2014 INDOOR SCHEDULE
Jan. 18 - Dempsey Indoor - WA
Jan. 24,25 - Cherry/Silver Indoor - NM
Feb. 7,8 - Husker Invtl. - NB
Feb. 14,15 - Don Kirby Elite - NM
Feb. 14,15 - Tyson Invtl. - AK
Feb. 28/Mar. 1 - MPSF Indoors - WA
Mar. 14,15 - NCAA Indoor - NM
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2014 OUTDOOR SCHEDULE
Sun. Feb. ?? - "Out of the Blocks" Track Banquet
Feb. 22 - Rossi Relays - Claremont
Mar. 14,15 - Ben Brown Invtl. - CSUF
Mar. 21,22 - Trojan Invtl - USC
Mar. 28,29 - Aztec Invtl. - San Diego
Apr. 4,5 - Florida Relays - FL
Apr. 18,19 - Long Beach Invtl. - CSULA
Apr. 17-19 - Mt. SAC Relays
Apr. 24-26 - Penn Relays - PA
Apr. 25,26 - Triton Invtl. - UCSD
May 4 - USC/UCLA - UCLA
May 10,11 - PAC-12 Multis - Wash. St.
May 17,18 - PAC 12s - Wash. St.
May 29-31 - NCAA Regionals - AK
Jun. 11-14 - NCAA Championship - OR
Current Track News
11/8 - Come join us for Homecoming 1pm-4pm!!! The kickoff will be Saturday, November 16th at 5pm. The track & field tailgate will be in the same location as previous years, on the corner of Trousdale and Downey, next to the Leventhal Accounting Building. We would like all alumni to gather for a picture at 3:45pm at the tailgate tent before heading off to the game. We want to see how many alums we can capture! Food will be available. We will also be selling USC Track & Field Dri-Fit Tshirts for $20 each; please bring cash if you are interested. Fight on!
11/7 - The 2014 schedule is posted and Homecoming is just around the corner. Game time hasn't been set, but it will probably be either a 1pm or 5pm game. More info to follow, hang tight.
Tu- 10/29 - Trojan Force Board meeting, Wed. Nov. 6th, 6:30pm in the McKay Center.
Sa- 10/19 - Mark the date: Nov. 16 - Homecoming!! Details to follow.
Tu- 10/8 - Hope to see many of our former track athletes at this Thursday's pre-game tailgate. Fight on!
Mo- 9/23 - The 2014 roster is posted.
Th- 9/19 - Calling all former USC Track members!!! This year USC is celebrating 125 years of Trojan Athletics and teams will be hosted to tailgate activities at different home games this year. Track athletes are invited to attend this activity on Thurs. Oct. 10 vs. the Arizona Wildcats. RSVPs must be received one week prior to Oct. 10!!
Mo- 9/9 - The summer newletter is here.
We- 8/28 - USC picks up another transfer student, Alexis Faulknor.
Fr- 8/23 - Loreal Smith, DeeDee Trotter added to track staff.
Tu- 8/13 - Tough race for Duane, takes 6th. Only 1.4 sec separate places 1 thru 7.
Mo- 8/12 - Quincy Watts has been added to the USC Track staff.
Mo- 8/12 - Just received a message from Denis Kholev about where to watch the World Championships. He sent me these links. You can check them out at your leisure: WatchAthletics; StopStream; TV.Eurosport; the BBC; OnlineTV (in German only); BBCAudio only.
Mo- 8/12 - Ryan captures 2nd place at World Championships.
Sa- 8/10 - Here's a results link for the IAAF Meet, which starts today.
Th- 8/1 - Georgia athlete transfers to USC. Story.
We- 7/31 - Sadly, we lost another Trojan this week, Frank Flores. A 3-time All American, Frank was captain of the 1952 team which won the National Championship. For more on Frank, read here.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at 11:00 am at St Joachim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa.
Tu- 7/30 - We just learned today that George Ambrose, 89, sports and entertainment writer and publicist, died Sunday, July 28, at Torrance Memorial Hospital.
A native of Exeter, Ca., Ambrose served four years in the U.S. Army upon graduation from high school. After another four years, he graduated from his beloved University of Southern California with a journalism degree and a lifelong love of track and field. He proudly wore his ring commemorating being track manager for the national championship team. In 2005, Ambrose was awarded USC's Heritage Award for lifelong contributions to the Trojan track and field program.
He became sports information director at USC, working that job from 1963 through 1967. He mapped the publicity campaign of Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett in 1965 and directed publicity for the entire Trojan athletic program.
In retirement, Ambrose aided in the selection of annual Heritage Award winners for Trojan track and field for 20 years.
Services are set for 11:30 this Thurs. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, followed by burial Friday at Porterville (Calif.) Cemetery.
Sa- 7/27 - 2013 recruiting class. We're off to a good start.
Th- 7/25 - Coach Caryl's track staff is taking shape. Recap.
Tu- 7/23 - Great article about our Ryan Wilson!!!
Th- 7/18 - Ron Allice to be inducted into the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame. Congratulations Ron, it is well deserved!
Su- 7/14 - Happy Bastille Day. As you can see we're in our typical summer slow period. Once Coach Caryl gets back from Europe we'll get ourselves caught up. Stay tuned, we're still here. Fight on!
Mo- 6/17 - We have a new head coach, Caryl Smith Gilbert.
The other big news is Ron's retirement from the USC Track program. I've been associated with Ron for 40 years now, having been on his track team for his first college job to now, which would seem to be his final college job. And I'd do it all over again. Thanks Ron!
Sa- 6/8 - Bryshon & Aaron finish 3rd & 5th in 200. USC collects 42pts.
Sa- 6/8 - Photos of the NCAA Meet at Image of Sport.
Fr- 6/7 - Bryshon & Reggie NCAA Champs!!!!!!! Alitta takes 8th in TJ; Brown finishes 5th in a fast 100.
Th- 6/6 - Conaster 2nd in Hammer; Collatz 5th in discus. Nellum & Brown advance to finals. Friday's finals will be Wyatt (400IH), Brown (100), and Nellum (400)
Th- 6/6 - Twenty-four USC track athletes named to the PAC-12 All-Academic team. Congratulations Trojans!!
We- 6/5 - Ozorai 4th in HT; W4x100 advance to finals. Nellum, Brown, & Wyatt all advance.
Tu- 6/4 - OK troops, tomorrow starts NCAA Finals. Let's get revved up!!
We- 5/29 - From Coach: Legendary Oregon St. Track and Field coach – and leader in our sport – Berny Wagner quietly passed away last night (Monday evening). Story.
Sa- 5/25 - Friday recap.
Fr. - 5/24 - Thursday recap.
Fr- 5/24 - East Regionals Results. (if you're so inclined)
Mo- 5/20 - Countdown to West Regionals. Go Troy!!!
Next up, NCAA Regionals in two weeks.
Mo- 5/6 - We also had a few athletes at the Occidental Invitational on Sat. Results.
Tu- 4/30 - Photos from the Reunion brunch.
Sa- 4/27 - Men, Women of Troy fall to the Bruins. I was wrong on both scores. I thought the women would win and the men get trounced. At 90-73, the WoT came up short by 8-9pts. The men however lost by only 3 (83-78). Not bad at all when you spot the other team 54pts before the meet even starts. Recap. Results.
Mo- 4/22 - OK kids, big dual meet this weekend. The Bruins are comin' to town!!
Sa- 4/20 - Mt. SAC Live results. Be sure to click thru Friday's results, lots of marks there. The Twilight meet at CSULA was canceled because of the bomb threat.
Tu- 4/16 - We did have an open date last weekend, but this weekend is loaded. We'll be at Mt SAC and the Twilight Meet at Cal St. LA. Whether we send athletes to the Long Beach meet will remain to be seen. UCLA dual meet in two weeks.
And you can buy your PAC-12 tickets now if you like.
We- 4/3 - Next time you come on campus you should pop by the track offices. Ron has been collecting a lot of SC Track history that you might like to see up close and in person. Photos.
Th- 3/28 - Trojan Invitational photos.
We- 3/27 - OK, there's a lot happening this week. Today and tomorrow we have a few athletes at the Cal Multi meet. We're sending distance runners to Stanford and throwers & sprinters to the Cal-Nevada meet at UC San Diego.
BTW, after 5 events Victor Fajoyomi is in first place; Jamal Williams in 6th; Kiana Henry is 17th after 4.
Sa- 3/16 - CSUN Results.
Fr- 3/1 - the 2013 Media Guide is now available on-line.
Th- 2/28 - Beach heat sheets.
Th- 2/28 - Our meet this weekend is the Beach T&F Classic at Cerritos College. I don't know where we sit with athletes competing in that last indoor qualifier meet. We'll see.
Fr- 2/22 - Larry Knuth has written another book and all you avid track fans need to snag this puppy. Classic Track & Field Tales is filled with all the stories and lore that made T&F the unique sport that we know. This is a fun read!!
We also have the team traveling to Claremont College for the Rossi Relays this weekend.
We-2/20 - Santa visits Loker Stadium, Ron gets a new ride.
Fr- 2/1 - Well, I actually finished compiling my NCAA results. Every year is now available from 1921 to present, including the Indoor meets. The only drawback is that many of the pre 50s meets lack complete marks/times. That will be an ongoing task.
Track Banquet is Feb. 17, hope you can make it.
Mo- 1/21 - Results from the New Mexico indoor meet.
Mo- 1/7 - You may recall that former Trojan track star Paul Kerry passed away last October. A memorial service will be held this month, Jan. 26 at 10am. Information flyer.
Fr- 1/4 - Here are a few more photos of the track installation. Looks like we got a new field installed as well.
We- 1/2 - Happy New Year everyone. We all know what we want, let's hope this is the year for it. If you need to reference last year's web posts, I've saved those here.
Su- 12/30 - Here are a few photos of the track being installed.
The 2013 Track media guide is now available to download.