The South Carolina State track and field teams combined for 14 top-10 finishes, including two first-place showings Saturday at the VMI Team Challenge at Lexington, Va.

In its second visit to Lexington in as many weeks, S.C. State got firsts from freshman Daniel Seawright of Cordova in the long jump with a leap of 7.43m (24-4 1/2 feet), a personal record; and junior Tyrell Richard in the 60 meters in a time of 6.80 seconds.

Other top-10 performances included James Jones, 2nd in the 60m hurdles (8.16), a PR; Demek Kemp, 3rd in the 400 meters (49.58); the 4x400m relay team of Dyrell Kinloch, Kemp, TreShawn Hardy and Richard, 3rd (3:23.06); Seawright, 4th in the triple jump (13.35m, 43-9-3/4 ft.); Moses Kennedy, 5th in the 60m hurdles (8.37); Seawright, 5th in the 60 meters (7.05); Mikela Salone, 6th in the 200 meters (25.930; Jyana Crosby, 7th in the 60 meters (7.96); Kinloch, 7th in the 400 meters (50.80); Jeffrey McReynolds, 7th in the 60m hurdles (8.52); Hardy, 8th in the 400 meters (50.91); and Elijah Bandy, 10th in the shot put (13.54m, 44-5-1/4 ft.).

S.C. State returns to action Feb. 2-3 at the two-day Buccaneer Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State at Johnson City, Tenn.

USC baseball on TV 9 times

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The South Carolina baseball team will have at least nine games televised on the ESPN family of networks, the Southeastern Conference announced.

  • Sunday, March 18 - Florida - ESPNU (1 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 29 - Tennessee - ESPNU (7:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 30 - Tennessee - SEC Network (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 31 - Tennessee - SEC Network (2 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 3 - vs. North Carolina - SEC Network (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 7 - at Kentucky - SEC Network (6 p.m.)
  • Sunday, April 8 - at Kentucky - ESPNU (2 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 12 - at Arkansas - SEC Network (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT)
  • Sunday, May 6 - Ole Miss - SEC Network (12 p.m.)

Cortes gets preseason honor

DURHAM, N.C. -- South Carolina sophomore outfielder Carlos Cortes was named to the Baseball America Preseason All-America third team.

Cortes enters his second season with the Gamecocks after a stellar rookie campaign. The Oviedo, Fla., native played in 50 games with 43 starts and hit .286 with a team-high 12 home runs and 41 RBI.

Baseball team at hoops game

COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina baseball team will meet and greet with fans at this Wednesday's men's basketball game against Mississippi State at Colonial Life Arena. This will be the first chance for fans to see the 2018 baseball poster as well as get autographs from their favorite Gamecock.

The autograph signing will begin at 7:15 p.m. on the concourse at Colonial Life Arena. The autograph session will last one hour and only the 2018 poster can be signed.



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