Feb. 22, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Southern Miss' indoor track and field student-athlete Randy McCoy has qualified for the USA Indoor Championships this weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 60m hurdles with a school record time of 7.84.
The previous record was held by recent Southern Miss Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Wenston Riley.
McCoy will compete on Saturday at 12:20pm in the preliminary round with the semi- finals scheduled for Sunday at 12:05pm and finals at 2:46pm the same day.
Also slated to compete is former Southern Miss two-time national champion and six-time NCAAA All-American Tori Bowie. Bowie comes in to the meet with the top mark in the United States, second best in the world, in the women's long jump (6.95m - 22' 9.5"). Bowie owns the best mark in the United States, fifth best in the world, in the women's 60m dash (7.14), however she will not compete in the event choosing to focus on the long jump.
Both athletes are competing for a chance to represent the United States at the World Indoor Championship in Sopot, Poland March 7-9.
"It very exciting to have two athletes who have represented Southern Miss competing for a chance to represent the United States at this year's World Indoor Championship," Coach Kevin Stephen said. "Having had the chance to coach them both personally, I know how hard they have worked and how deserving they are of all the success they have achieved. Tori's number one US ranking in two events is the first time ever for a Southern Miss athlete and puts her in an excellent position to earn a spot on her first USA national team. Randy will no doubt use this opportunity to improve his time and contend for a spot on the team while also positioning himself for a spot at the NCAA Indoor Championship in Albuquerque New Mexico."