Coastal Impresses on Day Two of Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational XX
MYRTLE BEACH - Coastal Carolina's men's and women's track teams had a strong showing in the second day of competition at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational XX at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, with multiple Chanticleers finishing in the top 10 in their respective competitions.
Day Two of the invitational featured the conclusion of the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon, both of which kicked off on Thursday. Two dozen other track and field events were held on the second day of competition, and several of Coastal's student-athletes took top honors.
Desmond Wallace had the fastest time (13.97q) in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, and Coastal had two other top 10 finishers in the event. Hunt placed seventh with a time of 14.49q, and Jennings finished eighth (14.57q). All three qualified for Saturday’s finals in the event.
In the women’s seeded pole vault, Emma Kroger placed fourth with a mark of 3.80m (12-05.50).
Brianna Cristiano had a second-place finish in the women's pole vault with a launch of 3.20m, Samantha Layko placed fourth in the women's hammer with a throw of 51.47m (168-10) and Therius Styles finished 10th in the men's 100-meter dash with an impressive showing of 10.68.
In other action, Robert Castellani finished eighth in the men's javelin, throwing 62.44m (204-10).
Additionally, Nick Seabright finished third overall in the men's decathlon with 6,245 points. On Day Two of the invitational, Seabright placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a 15.75, sixth in the pole vault with a 3.60m (11-09.75), third in the discus with a throw of 32.56m (106-10), and first in the javelin with a throw of 51.76m (169-10).
Coastal also had a strong showing in the men’s 4x200-meter relay, as the team of Therius Styles, Deion Wellington, Ryan McCain and Kahlim Denmark placed fifth with a time of 1:24.69.
Former Coastal Carolina All-American and two-time Olympian Amber Campbell won the event named in her honor -- Amber Campbell Invitational Hammer Throw -- with a mark of 71.47m (234-06). Her mark currently ranks as No. 4 in the world.
Elsewhere, the Chants had two top 10 finishers in the women's 1-mile run, with Sarah Lemon placing third (5:47.21) and Taylor Creagh taking ninth with a time of 5:57.92. In the women's 4x200-meter relay, Coastal's team of Kelila Naules, Jonnay Anthony, Karissa Lunn and Teka Simpson finished seventh with a mark of 1:38.91.
The meet continues tomorrow with field events beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday's action also includes track events, which are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.