April 26, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Coastal Carolina track & field team was in action at both the Penn Relays and the Highlander Invitational on Friday. The men’s 4x400 team of sophomore DeAndra Lipscomb, freshman Corey Hackett-Greene, freshman Matthew Lights and freshman Deion Wellington broke a six-year-old school record by 1.34 seconds. The team finished 13th overall and advanced to the men’s College Final with a time of 3:09.98.
The men’s 4x100 team of junior Ronnie Jackson, sophomore Joseph Wilson, Hackett-Greene and sophomore Eric Brown finished 15th overall with a time of 41.04 and advanced to the College Final on Saturday. With the men’s 4x100 team qualifying for the College Final, the Chants had all four relay teams advance to their respective College Finals for the first time in school history at the Penn Relays.
The women’s 4x100 team was the first to compete in the College Final as the Chants finished third just ahead of South Carolina with a time of 45.42. The team consisted of senior Erica Peake, sophomore Symphony Thompson, freshman Teka Simpson and sophomore Qwontajah Thompson.
Sophomore Reggie Nelson came up just short of medaling in the men’s high jump. He posted a height of 2.04 meters (6-8.25) to place sixth overall.
Freshman Jordan Entwistle and junior Chris Tillotson were the only Chants to compete at the Highlander Invitational on Friday as they finished first and second in the men’s javelin. Entwistle led the way with a toss of 61.71 meters while Tillotson came in second with a distance of 56.11 meters.
The men’s 4x100 and 4x400 team will compete in the men’s college finals of each event tomorrow afternoon. CCU’s top completion in the men’s 4x100 is SEC member Tennessee while the Chants will take on North Carolina, South Carolina and LSU in the 4x400. The women’s 4x400 team is seeded second in the College Final on Saturday and will take on Ole Miss, South Carolina and Kentucky,