USC came from behind and defeated Georgia, 54-53, to win the NCAA women’s track and field title.
The Trojans won the 4×400 relay, the final event, to win the national title as Kendall Ellis ran a strong anchor leg (50.05). Ellis survived a shaky baton exchange and then made up a huge gap to edge out Purdue and win the race and title for the Trojans. USC also got an unexpected victory in the 200 meters from Angie Annelus to win the title.
USC has now won 28 titles in track and field (26 men, 2 women).