ORANGEBURG, SC (April 19, 2022) – The South Carolina State men’s 4×100-meter relay team established a school record Saturday at the Gamecock Invitational as Coach Jerod Wims‘ squads resumed their season with another strong outing with 11 Top 10 showings and three personal records.
The 4×100-meter relay team of Waddell Rembert-Jett, Devin Brewington, Erick Hill and Brenton Shippy had a time of 39.54 to break the old mark of 39.63 set during the 2019 campaign at the same USC event. The time ranks first in the MEAC and number 11 nationally in the NCAA. The Bulldogs finished third, behind only Virginia Tech and Ohio State, and ahead of host USC, all nationally ranked.
“Our men’s 4×100 is starting to make noise nationally in the NCAA,” said Wims’ following Saturday’s competition. “(A time of) 39.54 is a great run on any level. I’m extremely proud of my guys and their motivation to be great. We hope that people will start to remember who we are. Our overall effort was outstanding considering the rainy conditions on Saturday.”
Other top performances by the SC State men included Rembert-Jett, third in the 100 meters (10.44); Shippy, sixth in the 100 meters (10.59); Dexter Ratliff, fifth in the discus with a toss of 49.25m (161-07 ft.) and the number two mark in the league; Trey Felton, seventh in the 1500 meters (4:00.2), a personal record (PR) and the third-best finish overall at SC State; Brewington, 10th in the 400 meters (47.08), a PR which is number one in the MEAC and 48th nationally; and Jaden Barker, 14thin the 400 meters (49.25), a PR and second in the MEAC.
In the women’s competition, Jada Banks was fourth in the 1500 meters in a time of 4:46.23, tops in the MEAC; while SC State had four of the top 10 performers in the divisional 400 meters, including Angelica Frederick, who was first (59.19); Domonique Edmondson, fourth (59.60); Princess Vigilance, fifth (1:00.30) and Jasmaine Donovan, 10th (1:00.82). Ra’Necia Brown was 11th in the 400 meters Invite in a time of 50.90, eighth in the MEAC.