JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – USC Upstate track and field athletes Angelnique Bryant (Fort Mill, S.C.) and Tanner Saunders (Pickens, S.C.) participated in the 2019 East Preliminary Round on Thursday evening at Hodges Stadium.
Bryant the Big South Conference 100 meter champion and indoor freshman of the year finished just outside of qualifying for the quarterfinals round on Friday afternoon. The Palmetto State native clocked a time of 11.71 seconds in the 100 meter event, placing 31st overall in the meet. Bryant finishes her rookie campaign at USC Upstate with a pair of wins and four top-three finishes in the 100 meter event during the outdoor track season.
"Angelnique [Bryant] raced some of the best sprinters in the country today." USC Upstate head track and field coach Carson Blackwelder said, "She will learn from this experience and become better from it. It has been an amazing freshman year."
Saunders finishes his illustrious career at USC Upstate with a 41st place finish in the men's 400 meter hurdles event. The Palmetto State native took seven seconds off his time from last season, when he placed 48th overall at the East Preliminary Round. This outdoor season Saunders had a victory and a trio of top-three finishes in the 400 meter hurdles event.
"Tanner has done a great job of rising to the challenge this season." Blackwelder responded, "He went after it today and we are proud of his success this season."
This concludes the 2018-2019 USC Upstate track and field season. The Spartans will report back in August to prepare for the 2019-2020 track season.
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