May 4, 2013
CLEMSON - Eight members of the Coastal Carolina men's and women's track & field teams competed in the Bob Pollock Invitational at Clemson on Saturday, with sophomore Christina Davis winning the women's 400-meter hurdles.
Davis clocked a time of 1:02.25 in the event to take first place by almost two full seconds over Jenny Altieri of Limestone (1:04.22). It was Davis' first career individual outdoor victory after notching three second-place finishes this season, including two in the 400 hurdles.
Davis also placed fourth in the 100 hurdles, finishing with a time of 13.96 in the finals. She had taken fourth in the preliminary heat. Both Coastal women qualified for the final as sophomore Camille Hurley was seventh in 14.40 after an eighth-place finish in the prelim.
Freshman Wesley Edwards had the top performance of the day for the Chanticleer men, placing fifth in the high jump, clearing 2.01 meters (6-7.0).
Freshman Amirah Al-Bayyinah took runner-up honors in the triple jump with a leap of 12.20 meters (40-0.5). Al-Bayyinah's mark was best among collegiate athletes in the event and second only to Ryann Hendricks, a former George Mason standout.
Both CCU women also reached the finals of the 100-meter dash as sophomore Ruby Durham finished fourth with a time of 12.15, while freshman Kelila Naules took seventh in a time of 12.51. Durham was also fourth in the preliminary, with Naules qualifying eighth.
Naules also placed sixth in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump. She cleared 5.37 meters (17-7.5) in the long jump and recorded a leap of 11.09 meters (36-4.75) in the triple jump.
In the women's high jump, freshman Raven Hamilton took fourth place with a clearance of 1.61 meters (5-3.25).
Also for the Coastal men, freshman Desmond Wallace placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.55. Wallace improved one spot from a seventh-place finish in the preliminary.
Members of both Chanticleer teams will be in action Sunday at the Duke Twilight.