March 22, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's and women's track & field teams closed out the Shamrock Invitational Saturday night as a pair of meet records fell to the Chanticleers. Sophomore Jessica Gelibert continued her outstanding career with a first place finish in the 400 hurdles while setting a new meet record with a time of 58.39. The women's 4x400 relay squad also broke the meet record with a time of 3:37.37 but finished second to South Carolina who also broke the record.
Junior Reggie Nelson led the men's squad with a second place finish in the high jump. His leap of 2.10m (6-10.75) was just five hundredths of a meter behind the leader.
Sophomore Brinson Corn came in third in the men's pole vault "B" with a height of 4.30m (14-1.25). Freshman Kaila Smith finished just two spots behind Gelibert in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.31 for one of CCU's six third place finishes.
Junior Joseph Keitt came in third in the men's mile while crossing the finish line in 4:15.30.
The men's 4x400 squad of Lipscomb, Steve Carr, Stevie Brunson and Hass came in fourth with a time of 3:12.23. Senior Keegan Woodson added another fourth place finish in the women's long jump "B" with a distance of 5.21m (17-1.25).
The Chants turned in six fifth place finishes on the day. Senior Emily Marchini finished fifth in the women's 3000 meters with a time of 10:03.30 while the 4x400 "B" team of Sharmaine Barnes, Leah Fair, Imani Boatwright and Kaila Smith came in fifth with a time of 3:50.65.
Junior Christal Green came in fifth in the women's 400 meters with a time of 55.55. Junior Alexander Hass came in fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.56. The women's 4x100 squad of Ruby Durham, Gabrielle Lee, Teka Simpson and Symphony Thompson came across the line in fifth with a time of 46.24.
Freshman Ishmael Kamara and senior JaDarrell Barnette finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the men's triple jump. Kamara had a distance of 14.57m (47-9.75) while Barnette leapt a distance of 14.49m (47-6.50).
Sophomore Kelila Naules led a trio of seventh place finishers with a seventh place finish in the 100 meters. She crossed the line in 12.15. Freshman Kevondre' Hunt placed seventh in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.92 while sophomore Amirah Al-Bayyinah came in seventh in the women's triple jump with a distance of 11.86m (38-11.0).
Junior Otessa Velasquez came in eighth in the women's javelin with a throw of 39.80m (130-07). Senior Russel Kanner and Hunt placed eighth and 10th, respectively , in the 400 hurdles. Kanner came across in 54.05 while Hunt crossed at 54.57.
Senior Ryan Beckley picked up a 10th place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.98 while Ryan Minor came in 10th in the shot put with a throw of 14.70m (48-2.75). The final top-10 finisher was Jamayel Hugee in the long jump "B" with a leap of 6.12m (20-1.00).
The Chants will be back in action Friday and Saturday, March 28-29 at the Raleigh Relays.