Numerous Season Bests Set in Track & Field
March 28, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's and women's track & field teams sent squads to both the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. and the Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C. Numerous season bests were set at both events while many student-athletes qualified for event finals on Saturday.
The women had 10 qualify for event finals on Saturday at the Winthrop Invitational including four in the 100 meter hurdles while the men qualified seven for the event finals on Saturday including three in both the 110 hurdles and 400 meters.
The four women heading to the 100 meter hurdles finals include second-place qualifier Jessica Gelibert who turned in a time of 14.24. Camille Hurley came across at 14.28 to qualify fourth while Ashley Davis (14.68) and Olivia Coopwood (14.90) qualified seventh and eighth, respectively.
The men in the 400 meters were led by DeAndra Lipscomb who set a new season best time in the event with a 48.02 to qualify first. Alexander Hass qualified third with a time of 48.75 while Stevie Brunson will head to Saturday as the sixth qualifier with a time of 48.87.
In the 110 meter hurdles, the men were led by Desmond Wallace who turned in a season best time of 14.21 to qualify first. His time was .25 faster than the next fastest opponent. Kevondre' Hunt qualified third with a time of 14.49 while Carrington Fernandors will hit the track as the sixth qualifier with a time of 14.68.
A trio of women qualified for the 200 meter finals on Saturday. Christal Green led the way with the top time of 24.82. Teka Simpson qualified third with a time of 25.21 and Leah Fair came in with the sixth fastest time at 25.42.
Gelibert will head into Saturday's competition with the fastest qualifying time in the 400 meters with a time of 56.22. Hurley came in with the second fastest time of 56.57.
Ronnie Jackson was the lone Chanticleer to qualify in the men's 100 meters with the fourth fastest time of the day, 10.92, while Symphony Thompson was the lone Chant to qualify for the women's 100 meters final with the fifth fastest time of the day, 12.20.
Naomi Atkins and Sansbury placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the women's hammer throw. Atkins turned in a distance of 46.16m (151-05) while Sansbury tossed the hammer 45.35m (148-11).
Cameron Griggs finished fifth in the men's hammer throw with a distance of 49.19m (161-05) while also finishing eighth in the shot put with a toss of 14.63m (48-00.00). Ryan Minor finished just behind Griggs in the shot put with a distance of 14.28m (46-10.25).
Joseph Keitt and Letitia Saayman led the Chanticleer contingent at the Raleigh Relays. Keitt finished fifth in the men's 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:13.17 while Saayman finished fifth in the women's 5000 meters with a time of 16:56.02.
The Chanticleers will return to action Saturday as they close out the Winthrop Invitational.