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USC track coach earns USOC honor

Longtime USC track coach Curtis Frye is being honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for his work with a gold-medal winning Paralympic sprinter.

The USOC presented Frye with the Order of Ikkos Medallion for training Jerome Singleton Jr. Singleton is a South Carolina resident who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Singleton also was part of the U.S. 400-meter relay team that won gold in a world-record 42.75 seconds.

Frye has coached 31 Olympic athletes, who have won 10 medals overall. Three of those were gold.

-- From staff reports