Another Record Falls on Senior Day
April 13, 2013
CONWAY - Freshman Jessica Gelibert delivered another record-breaking performance for the men's and women's track and field teams at the Chanticleer Classic Saturday afternoon. The teams also paused to honor CCU's eight seniors prior to the track events starting.
After breaking the CCU record last week in the 400 meter hurdles, Gelibert set her sights on the Big South Conference record and achieved her personal best time of 58.25 Saturday afternoon. The time surpassed High Point student-athlete Manika Gamble's mark of 58.56 set in 2010.
Gelibert used her record-breaking performance to take first in the race. The win was one of 16 for the Chants on the afternoon including 11 for the women's team.
Sophomore Christina Davis finished second to Gelibert in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.40.
Leading the way on the men's side was sophomore DeAndra Lipscomb posting a season-best time of 48.18 in the men's 400 while winning the race. Freshman Deion Wellington placed third in the race with a time of 48.82.
The women dominated the 100 meter race finishing one through seven. Peake led the way with a season-best time of 11.41 which was just .07 seconds off the school record. Freshman Teka Simpson finished second with a time of 12.00, sophomore Symphony Thompson placed third with a time of 12.28, sophomore Ruby Durham came in fourth with a time of 12.29 and junior Gabrielle Lee rounded out the top-five with a time of 12.38. Junior Ashley Davis came in sixth with a time of 12.42 while freshman Stephanie Pollock came in seventh with a time of 12.43.
Sophomore Eric Brown came in second in the men's 100 with a time of 10.78. Sophomore Joseph Wilson led the way in the men's 200 with a time of 21.32 while placing first. Freshman Corey Hackett-Greene came in fourth in the 200 with a time of 21.96.
In the women's 200 it was sophomore Qwontajah Thompson leading the way with a first-place finish. She posted a personal season-best time of 24.52. Pollock and junior Anna Carnegie tied for third with a time of 25.85 while freshman Shakila Grant came in fifth with a time of 26.48.
Junior Ryan Beckley took second in the men's 800 with a time of 1:55.09 while sophomore Joseph Keitt came in second in the men's 1500 with a season-best time of 4:00.74 and junior Cameron Wells placed fourth with a time of 4:01.27.
Freshman Kyla van Graan placed fourth in the women's 1500 with a time of 4:51.53.
A. Davis ran a CCU season-best time of 13.77 in the women's 100 hurdles and was just .10 seconds off of the school record. Davis placed first in the race followed by second-place finisher Gelibert who posted a time of 13.98. C. Davis placed third with a time of 14.24 while sophomore Camille Hurley came in fourth with a time of 14.37.
Freshman Desmond Wallace won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.48 while junior Russel Kanner came in fourth with a time of 15.30. Freshman Matthew Lights and Kanner finished second and third, respectively, in the 400 hurdles with times of 53.83 and 54.26.
Coastal took first in the men's 4x100 relay as junior Ronnie Jackson, Wilson, Hackett-Greene and Brown set a new season-best time of 41.07.
Freshmen Raven Hamilton and Kelila Naules tied for second in the women's high jump with a height of 1.60 meters (5-3.00). Sophomore Reggie Nelson came in second in the men's high jump with a height of 1.98 meters (6-6.00) while freshman Wesley Edwards came in fourth with a height of 1.93 meters (6-4.00).
Freshman Brinson Corn tied his personal best in the pole vault with a height of 4.35 meters (14-3.25) while senior Mary Lawrence set a season-best height of 3.70 meters (12-1.50) in the women's pole vault while finishing first.
Peake led the way in the women's long jump as she competed in the event for the first time this season. She finished first and posted the second-best distance by a CCU athlete this season with a leap of 5.65 meters (18-6.50). Freshman Teka Simpson came in second with a leap of 5.59 meters (18-4.25) while freshman Amirah Al-Bayyinah came in third with a distance of 5.55 meters (18-2.50). Junior Keegan Woodson came in fourth with a jump of 5.47 meters (17-11.50) and Naules came in fifth with a distance of 5.33 meters (17-6.00).
Nelson came in second in the men's long jump with a leap of 6.76 meters (22-2.25) while Edwards came in fifth with a jump of 6.50 meters (21-4.00).
Al-Bayyinah won the women's triple jump with a distance of 11.79 meters (38-8.25) while Woodson came in fourth and freshman Veneshia Holmes placed fifth. Woodson posted a distance of 11.19 meters (36-8.50) while Holmes had a leap of 10.97 meters (36-0.00).
Freshman Jalacy Green competed for the first time this season and won the women's shot put with a CCU season-best distance of 12.24 meters (40-2.00). Senior Naomi Atkins came in second with a toss of 12.06 meters (39-7.00). Green took second in the women's discus with a toss of 36.70 meters (120-05) while Atkins came in fourth with a throw of 34.56 meters (113-05).
Freshman Jordan Roach won the men's discus, placed third in the javelin and fifth in the hammer. Roach's throw of 50.25 meters (164-10) in the discus was a CCU season-best.
Atkins took second in the women's hammer with a distance of 47.62 meters (156-03). The only competitor to finish ahead of Atkins was CCU alum Amber Campbell who achieved the world "A" standard in the hammer with a throw of 72.93 meters (239-03).
Carnegie placed fourth in the women's javelin with a throw of 31.73 meters (104-01).
The Chants will return to action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18-20 as Coastal looks to defend its Big South Conference title at the BSC Championships hosted by Liberty University.