Reggie Nelson will advance to the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore., from June 10-13.
Reggie Nelson will make his second consecutive trip to Eugene, Ore., to compete for the national championship.
Eleven student-athletes will compete for a chance to go to the NCAA Championships this weekend.
Coastal Carolina will be well represented at next weekend's NCAA opening round.
Teka Simpson and Letitia Saayman each defended their conference championships on Thursday.
**2015: NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the triple jump (outdoor), Big South champion in the triple jump and long jump (indoor), Big South's Most Outstanding Field Athlete (indoor)
**2014: Big South Indoor champion in triple jump, All-Big South in outdoor triple jump
**2013: Big South champion in triple jump
2015 Outdoor: Finished 36th in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round after recording a distance of 12.16m (39-10.75) … Entered the event as the 26th seed after jumping a personal-best 12.76m (41-10.50) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic … Her distance was good for the best in the Big South this season and the second best in CCU history … Recorded the top-four jumps among Chanticleers and finished in the top five at each of her three regular-season meets … Also competed in the long jump at the Bill Carson Invitational and Big South Conference Championships, finishing fourth and eighth with jumps of 5.62m (18-05.25) and 5.57m (18-03.25), respectively.
2015 Indoor: Earned All-Big South honors after winning both the triple jump and long jump at the Big South Conference Championships … Named the Big South’s Most Outstanding Field Athlete for her efforts … Her long jump mark of 5.68m (18-07.75) was good for second best in the conference this season and matched a season-best in the event, which she also won at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Recorded a season-best triple jump mark of 12.40m (40-08.25) at the Virginia Tech Invitational – good for the best in the Big South this season.
2014 Outdoor: Set a personal-best in the triple jump with a leap of 12.51m (41-0.50) to place sixth at the Penn Relays... Took first place in the triple jump at the Aggie Classic and was runner-up at the Big South Championships and Winthrop Invitational... Placed fourth in the long jump at the Big South Championships with a season-best mark of 5.54m (18-2.25)... Competed in the 100m at two events, posting a top time of 12.65.
2014 Indoor: Big South champion in triple jump with a personal-best mark of 12.44m (40-9.75)... Also took first place in the triple jump at the season-opening JDL Kick-off Classic, earning Big South Field Athlete of the Week honors, and was runner-up at the Hokie Invitational... Recorded three top-five finishes in the long jump, including fifth at the Bob Pollock Invitational with a personal best 5.71m (18-9.0).
2013 Outdoor: Won the bronze medal in the triple jump at the USATF Junior Championships ... Won the triple jump at the Big South Championships with a season-best leap of 40-11.0 ... Had four other top-three triple jump finishes, including a win at the Chanticleer Classic and a runner-up spot at the Bob Pollock Invitational ... Placed 10th in the event at the Tiger Track Classic at Auburn ... Competed in the long jump at six meets and notched three top-five finishes ... Had a season-best long jump mark of 18-10.5 at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Ran the 200 meters at the Tiger Track Classic, clocking a time of 26.35.
2013 Indoor: Competed in the triple jump in five meets, notching top-10 finishes in all of them ... Placed fourth in the Big South Championships and was runner-up at the George Mason Patriot Games ... Recorded a season-best mark of 39-0.5 to finish fifth at the Hilton Garden Invitational.
At Tuscarora HS: All-State honors in the triple and long jump ... Triple jump Regional Champion as a junior ... Three-time triple jump District Champion as a sophomore, junior and senior.