Men's Track and Field Wins Big at Battle of the Beaches XI
The Coastal Carolina men's track and field team got its season off to a rollicking start as they defeated the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 112-74, on Saturday afternoon in the 11th installment of the Battle of the Beaches. The 38-point advantage marks the largest margin of victory all-time by either team in the competition.
Chanticleer winners from Saturday's action included Chiason Tenkiang, who reigned supreme in the 100-meter run with a time of 10.94. Also, Ryan McCain won the 200-meter dash with mark of 21.92, setting a new personal record. Additionally, Deion Wellington posted a 49.56 time to take first in the 400-meter dash.
Coastal had the top four finishers in the 110-meter hurdles, including Desmond Wallace with a winning time of 14.28. Jerome Coaxum won the 400-meter hurdles and set a new personal record with a time of 53.12, and Brandon Richardson took first in the high jump with a mark of 1.90m (6'2.75"). The 4x100 meter relay team of Kahlim Denmark, D'Andre Fletcher, Ryan McCain and Therius Styles won with a time of 41.00, while the 4x400 meter relay team of Braylon Wilkerson, Malcolm Simmons, Gabe Gittens and Deion Wellington finished first with a time of 3:22.37.
In other action, Ryan Minor won the shot put and hammer throw with marks of 15.09m (49'6.25") and 60.85m (199'08"), respectively. Minor's mark in the hammer throw was a new personal record. Elsewhere, Devontaye Edwards placed first in the discus and set a new personal record with a throw of 51.35m (168'06"), which places him second all-time on the Coastal ranks. Additionally, Edwards set a new Battle of the Beaches meet record with his throw.
The Chants also scored a win in the javelin throw event, with Robert Castellani setting an impressive mark of 62.47m (204'11"), which was good for a new personal record. In other action, Derrick Kinloch posted a final tally of 13.80m (45'03.50") to win the triple jump for the Chants. Also, Brinson Corn won the pole vault with a mark of 4.57m (15'0"), which is a new personal-record for him.
Coastal's Sarah Lemon took first in the women's 3000-meter run with a time of 11:56:08, while Caroline Pallini scored a win for the Chants in the women's discus throw with a mark of 39.04m (128'01").
Saturday's win marked Coastal's fourth consecutive in the event and the Chants took a 7-4 all-time lead in the Battle of the Beaches series. The Chants return to action on March 11 and 12 at the Coach O Coastal Carolina Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.