April 27, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Coastal Carolina track & field team was in action at both the Penn Relays and the Highlander Invitational on Saturday. The women’s 4x400 team of freshman Jessica Gelibert, sophomore Qwontajah Thompson, freshman Teka Simpson and senior Erica Peake broke the CCU school record by 4.01 seconds with a first-place finish in the 4x400 College Final. They clocked in at 3:34.23 breaking the previous record held by Gelibert, Q. Thompson, Peake and sophomore Camille Hurley set at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala.
The 4x400 team finished ahead of SEC members Mississippi State, South Carolina and Kentucky.
Freshman Jalacy Green led the way at the Highlander Invitational with a season-best distance of 12.29 meters in the women’s shot put while finishing sixth.
Junior Ronnie Jackson, sophomore Joseph Wilson, freshman Corey Hackett-Greene and sophomore Eric Brown teamed up for the 4x100 College Final at the Penn Relays and came away with a fifth-place finish with a time of 40.77. The Chants finished ahead of Kentucky.
Freshman Jordan Roach and junior Cameron Griggs threw their way to a one, two finish in the men’s discus at the Highlander Invitational. Roach had a distance of 49.18 meters while Griggs best throw came in at 47.97 meters. Griggs also placed second in the men’s shot put with a toss of 15.67 meters.
Senior Naomi Atkins was the last CCU competitor at the Highlander Invitational as she placed fifth in the women’s hammer throw with a toss of 45.70 meters.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams will be back in action next weekend May 3-4 at the Bob Pollock Invitational hosted by Clemson.