Davis Posts NCAA East Region Top-48 Time in 400 Hurdles

Chants Pick Up 13 Top-10 Finishes


Christina Davis

May 12, 2014

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina track & field team traveled to North Carolina A&T on Sunday for the Aggie Last Chance Meet. Junior Christina Davis took advantage of the last chance opportunity as she posted a time of 59.62 in the 400 hurdles which currently ranks 46th in the NCAA East Region. The top-48 ranked competitors advance to the NCAA East Preliminary Round May 29-31, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Davis won the 400 hurdles at the Aggie Last Chance Meet while teammates Kaila Smith and Olivia Coopwood finished third and seventh, respectively. Smith crossed the line in 1:00.76 while Coopwood finished in 1:02.54.

Amirah Al-Bayyinah won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 12.34m (40-06.00). Al-Bayyinah’s jump of 12.51m at the Penn Relays has her ranked 43rd in the East Region.

Senior Russel Kanner finished sixth in the men’s 400 hurdles with a time of 53.28. Alexander Hass led a quartet of Chanticleers in both the 200m and 400m. Hass finished 10th in the 200m and sixth in the 400m. He was followed by Corey Hackett-Greene, Ronnie Jackson and Deion Wellington in the 200m who finished 23rd, 24th and 34th, respectively. In the 400m, Stevie Brunson finished ninth behind Hass followed by Hackett-Greene and Wellington in 12th and 24th, respectively.

Freshman Derrick Kinloch, Jr. finished sixth in the men’s triple jump with a distance of 14.21m (46-07.50) for the CCU men’s last top-10 finish of the day.

On the women’s side Christal Green and Camille Hurley finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the 400m. Green crossed in 55.95 while Hurley clocked in at 56.09. Leah Fair and Sharmaine Barnes finished a few spots back in 13th and 15th.

Sophomore Teka Simpson led a trio of Chanticleers in the 200m. She finished seventh with a time of 24.37 while Leah Fair finished 10th (24.58) and Ruby Durham placed 23rd (25.36).

The final top-10 finish for the Chants came in the 800m as Imani Boatwright came across in 2:15.69 good for seventh.

The Chanticleers will have one more opportunity to improve their times and qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round as they compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational next weekend.


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