Pair of Meet Records Fall on Final Day of Shamrock Invitational


Sophomore Jessica Gelibert

March 22, 2014

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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.

Gelibert bested the field by nearly two seconds while Gelibert, Camille Hurley, Teka Simpson and Christal Green teamed up in the 4x400 to finish just over a second behind South Carolina.

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 Kyla van Graan finished second in the women's mile with a time of 4:58.64 while junior Letitia Saayman placed third with a time of 5:00.47.

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.

Junior Camille Hurley and senior Ashley Davis finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 100 hurdles. Hurley crossed the lin in 14.25 while Davis came in at 14.50.

CCU's final third place finish was the men's 4x100 team of DeAndra Lipscomb, Alexander Hass, Ronnie Jackson and Nykia McDonald who came in just behind South Carolina with a time of 41.22.

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.   

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