April 20, 2013
LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Coastal Carolina men's and women's track and field teams both finished second to host Liberty University at the 2013 Big South Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The women had four individual champions and both relay teams won gold while the men had one individual champion and won both relays. Liberty took home both the men's and women's titles while Charleston Southern took third in the women and High Point finished third on the men's side.
The women finished with 203.25 points just 6.75 points behind leader Liberty. The men finished with 131 points while Liberty closed the event with 213. CCU's women beat out third place by 113.75 points while the men topped third place by 21 points.
Highlighting the women's final day was freshman Jessica Gelibert setting a new Big South and school record in the 400 hurdles while taking home the championship. She finished the race with a time of 57.86. Sophomore Christina Davis finished second in the event with a time of 1:00.52.
The men's top individual performance on the final day came in the 400 meters as sophomore DeAndra Lipscomb ran the fastest time at CCU this season (47.80) while finishing second. Freshman Corey Hackett-Greene finished third with a time of 47.97 and Deion Wellington came in eighth with a time of 49.21.
CCU's women's 4x100 team set a new facility record with a time of 45.50. Sophomore Ruby Durham, senior Erica Peake, freshman Teka Simpson and sophomore Qwontajah Thompson combined to win the event. The men's 4x100 team posted the fastest time this season by a CCU squad with a time of 40.83. Junior Ronnie Jackson, sophomore Joseph Wilson, Hackett-Greene and sophomore Eric Brown teamed up to take the win.
The men's 4x400 team came just .09 seconds away from tying the school record. CCU's time of 3:11.41 was good enough for first in the event as Lipscomb, Hackett-Greene, Wellington and freshman Matthew Lights took home the gold. The women also took home the 4x400 crown as Gelibert, Q. Thompson, sophomore Camille Hurley and Simpson posted a time of 3:45.68.
The women's best event came in the 100 hurdles as the Chants scored 23 points. C. Davis finished second with a time of 13.78, junior Ashley Davis came in third with a time of 13.83, Gelibert finished fourth with a time of 13.91 while Hurley came in fifth with a time of 14.03.
The men picked up 16 points in the 400 hurdles as junior Russel Kanner finished second, Lights finished third and sophomore Carrington Fernandors placed seventh. Kanner crossed the line with a time of 53.21 while Lights posted a time of 53.26 and Fernandors came across at 56.60.
The women scored 17 points in both the 100 and 200 meter races. Peake finished second in both events with times of 11.61 in the 100 and 23.90 in the 200. Sophomore Symphony Thompson came in fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.02 while Q. Thompson finished fourth in the 200 with a time of 24.30. Durham came across fifth in the 100, posting a time of 12.18, while Simpson finished fifth in the 200 with a time of 24.44.
Junior Cameron Griggs and freshman Jordan Roach picked up 11 points in the discus while finishing third and fourth, respectively. Griggs had a throw of 48.33 meters (158-07) while Roach registered a distance of 47.43 meters (155-07).
The women picked up 15 more points in the 400 meters as Q. Thompson finished second, Hurley finished fourth and sophomore Sharmaine Barnes came in seventh. Q. Thompson crossed the line in 54.99, Hurley came across in 56.09 and Barnes registered a time of 56.84.
The men picked up nine points in the 110 meter hurdles as freshman Desmond Wallace came in third, Fernandors placed seventh and Kanner came in eighth. Wallace had a time of 14.41, Fernandors crossed the line at 14.84 while Kanner posted a time of 14.86.
Junior Emily Marchini came in second in both the 800 and 1500 meter races. She posted a season-best time of 2:12.44 in the 800 while crossing the line in 4:34.71 in the 1500. Junior Shelby Nicosia came in fourth in the 1500 with a time of 4:36.80.Marchini also finished eighth in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:51.04.
Wilson came in fourth in the men's 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters. He finished the 100 meters with a time of 10.68 while Jackson came across in seventh with a time of 10.86. Wilson crossed the line in 21.47 in the 200 while Lipscomb finished seventh with a time of 21.79.
Senior Anjulia Nicholson picked up a point for the Chants while finishing eighth in the discus with a distance of 42.41 meters (139-02).
Junior JaDarrell Barnette came in fifth in the men's triple jump with a distance of 14.17 meters (46-6.00)
2013 Big South All-Conference Performers (Women)
Amirah Al-Bayyinah - Triple Jump, champion
Ashley Davis - 100 Hurdles, third
Christina Davis - 100 Hurdles, second; 400 Hurdles, second
Ruby Durham - 4x100, champion
Jessica Gelibert - 400 Hurdles, champion; 4x400, champion
Raven Hamilton - High Jump, second
Camille Hurley - 4x400, champion
Mary Lawrence - Pole Vault, second
Emily Marchini - 800 meters, second; 1500 meters, second
Shelby Nicosia - 3000 Meter Steeplechase, second
Erica Peake - Long Jump, champion; 4x100, champion; 100 meters, second; 200 meters, second
Teka Simpson - High Jump, champion; 4x100, champion; 4x400, champion
Qwontajah Thompson - 4x100, champion; 4x400, champion; 400 meters, second
2013 Big South All-Conference Performers (Men)
Eric Brown - 4x100, champion
Jackson Corcoran - Javelin, third
Jordan Entwistle - Javelin, champion
Cameron Griggs - Discus, third
Corey Hackett-Greene - 4x100, champion; 4x400, champion; 400 meters, third
Ronnie Jackson - 4x100, champion
Russel Kanner - 400 Hurdles, second
Matthew Lights - 4x400, champion; 400 Hurdles, third
DeAndra Lipscomb - 4x400, champion; 400 meters, second
Reggie Nelson - High Jump, second
Desmond Wallace - 110 Hurdles, third
Deion Wellington - 4x400, champion
Joseph Wilson - 4x100, champion