May 16, 2006

Epps takes up outdoor track to help prepare for UM

Hurricanes signee Dedrick Epps knew after he inked with UM in February that conditioning would be a major factor before his arrival at college.

So he decided to sign up for outdoor track.

The team, which was ranked No. 2 in the nation for indoors, didn't need much help.

But Epps has contributed in the 100, 4x1 relay and high jump.

At 6-foot-4 and 227 pounds, he towers over the other 100-meter competitors.

But he hangs with most of them on the track. His personal best is 11.4 seconds.

And he's jumped 6-foot-0 in the high jump.

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