March 23, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina track and field team had athletes in action at both the High Point University VertKlasse Meeting and the Weems Baskin Invitational. Junior Ryan Beckley and freshman Brinson Corn each picked up victories at the VertKlasse Meeting to lead the Chants.
Beckley earned a first-place finish in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:54.40 while Corn won the pole vault with a height of 4.24 meters (13-11.00).
Freshman LaChelsie Thomas finished third in the women's 800 meters with a time of 2:20.21 at the VertKlasse Meeting to lead the women's side. Junior Emily Marchini finished seventh in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:41.09 while senior Jessica Dennison placed seventh in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:59.01.
Sophomore Joseph Keitt joined Beckley in the 800 meters and placed seventh with a time of 1:57.31.
At the Weems Baskin Invitational it was senior Anjulia Nicholson leading the way with a sixth-place finish in the women's Discus with a throw of 37.12 meters (121-09). Junior Cameron Griggs placed seventh in the shot put with a toss of 14.50 meters (47-07.00) while freshman Jordan Roach came in seventh in the discus with a throw of 46.01 meters (150-11).
The Chants will return to action March 29-30 at both the Raleigh Relays and the University of North Florida Invitational.