* Rachel Glenn signed with the University of South Carolina
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One by one, the nation's best athletes are taking themselves off the recruiting market.
season, Glenn ran 41.01 seconds in the 300 meter hurdles for a new personal best and US No. 4 time. In her first year in the event, she won a CIF State Track and Field Championship title. She also added a runner-up finish in the high jump.
A year previous to 2019, Glenn jumped 5 feet, 11 inches at the California Relays to lead the nation in the high
jump--undisputed for over a month. While she went on to finish the season at US No. 10, she accrued a height of at least 5-7 nine additional times by the end of her junior campaign.
Carolina is a smart pick for Glenn. The women are currently at
their peak as a program.
The Gamecocks finished sixth at
the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning their their best team finish since 2006.
Glenn will join South Carolina under the leadership of two coaches known for results: Curtis Frye and Delethea
has seen plenty of success through various disciplines. It's one reason why she was appointed as the women's jumps and multi-events coach
at the IAAF World Championships in Doha this past October.
the high jump, Quarles has shaped Jeannelle Scheper, South Carolina's first
All-American and national
champion; indoor record holder Tye Williams, an SEC indoor champion; Nakita Gray
and Lissa Labiche, the No. 2 high jumper of all-time.
his 22nd season as head coach, Frye guided senior Quincy Hall to a 400mH national championship in 2019. South Carolina's last female national champion in the long hurdles was Olympian Lashinda Demus in 2003.
will be an integral part in the rebuilding of South Carolina's women's program.
The Gamecocks lost four
seniors at the end of 2019 season, and, after the completion of the coming year,
nine additional seniors will graduate.
On the women's current
roster there's only two hurdlers and one jumper. However, those two hurdlers
showed immense improvement over the 400m hurdles last season, dropping about
four seconds from the start of the season.
Wilson Long Beach senior will be an obvious dual threat for the Gamecocks in
her collegiate debut, with the opportunity to lead the team in both of her disciplines.
Her personal best in the high jump would rank her No. 3 all-time for South
Carolina. Heading into her final high school season, Glenn is the No. 1 returner in California for the high jump and the US
No. 3 returner in the 300mH.