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Chanticleers Set for Big South Conference Championships

Women look to win three-straight while the men go for their third title in program history

       

Senior Erica Peake

Senior Erica Peake

April 17, 2013

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CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men’s and women's track & field teams are heading to Lynchburg, Va. to compete in the 2013 Big South Conference Championships Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex on the campus of Liberty University. The men’s team is seeking its third Big South title and first since 2006 while the women are looking to make it three-straight and bring their total championships to eight. The women won three championships-in-a-row from 2004-06 and have won seven of the last nine.

A total of 58 Chanticleers will compete in the three-day event, which begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday. The men will have 26 student-athletes competing in a total of 20 events while the women will send 32 student-athletes for a total of 21 events. The men head into the meet sitting second in the conference's season performance rankings with 194 points. Liberty is first with 256 and High Point is third with 137. The women enter the event as the top-ranked team in the conference’s season performance rankings with 297 points while Liberty sits in second with 269 points. Charleston Southern is third with 130 points.

Heading into the Championships the Coastal women own 46 of Big South top 10 event performances this season. Highlighting the rankings are Erica Peake (100m, 200m), Teka Simpson (high jump, long jump), Jessica Gelibert (400m hurdles), Mary Lawrence (pole vault), Shelby Nicosia (1500m) and Qwontajah Thompson (400m) who each hold the conference's top performance of the season. Additionally, the Chanticleers' 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams rank first in the conference.

The Chanticleer men enter the Championship sporting 31 of the Big South's top 10 individual season performances. Junior Russel Kanner and sophomore Jackson Corcoran highlight the Chants' effort this season as the pair rank tops in the 400 meter hurdles and javelin, respectively. Additionally, the Chanticleers' 4x400m relay quartet of DeAndra Lipscomb, Corey Hackett-Greene, Kanner and Deion Wellington rank atop the Big South with a time of 3:13.64.

Women's 100-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 4 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 2:05 p.m.
2012 Champion: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) – 11.75
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Peake
2013 Leader: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) – 11.58
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Erica Peake, Symphony Thompson, Ruby Durham and Darriale Henley

Men's 100-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 4:20 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 2:10 p.m.
2012 Champion: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) – 10.38 (Third in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Evan Emery (High Point) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Evan Emery (High Point) – 10.36
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Joseph Wilson, Ronnie Jackson, Eric Brown and Trey Childress

Women's 200-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 6 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 3:20 p.m.
2012 Champion: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) – 23.70
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Peake
2013 Leader: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) – 23.35
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Erica Peake, Qwontajah Thompson, Teka Simpson and Ashley Davis

Men's 200-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 6:20 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
2012 Champion: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) – 20.82 (Second in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Rozzie Johnson (Charleston Southern) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Rozzie Johnson (Charleston Southern) – 21.27
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Joseph Wilson, Corey Hackett-Greene, DeAndra Lipscomb and Eric Brown

Women's 400-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 3:25 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 1:50 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Ivana Hughes (Gardner-Webb) – 55.81
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Hughes
2013 Leader:
Qwontajah Thompson (Coastal Carolina) – 54.74
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Qwontajah Thompson, Camille Hurley and Sharmaine Barnes

Men's 400-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 3:40 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 1:55 p.m.
2012 Champion: Leonard Robbins (Liberty) – 47.37
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Robbins
2013 Leader: Jarad Jeter (Charleston Southern) – 47.72
Coastal Carolina Entrants: DeAndra Lipscomb, Corey Hackett-Greene and Deion Wellington

Women's 800-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 4:40 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 2:20 p.m.
2012 Champion: Sarah Gentry (UNC Asheville) – 2:11.99
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Gentry
2013 Leader: Sarah Gentry (UNC Asheville) – 2:08.96
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Emily Marchini and LaChelsie Thomas

Men's 800-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 4:55 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
2012 Champion: Felix Kitur (VMI) – 1:48.79 (Fifth in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Eric Graves (Radford) – 5th place
2013 Leader: Isaac Wendland (Liberty) – 1:52.43
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Ryan Beckley and Graham Larson

Women's 1,500-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 2 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 12:50 p.m.
2012 Champion: Jennifer Klugh (Liberty) – 4:29.87 (Second in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Jenna Moye (VMI) – 5th place
2013 Leader: Shelby Nicosia (Coastal Carolina) – 4:33.54
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Shelby Nicosia and Emily Marchini

Men's 1,500-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 1 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Felix Kitur (VMI) – 3:50.80 (Second in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Andrey Dmitriev (VMI) – 2nd place
2013 Leader:
Chris Schulist (Campbell) – 3:48.07
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Cameron Wells and Tyler Cummings

Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 6:45 p.m.
2012 Champion: Adrienne Cuff (Charleston Southern) – 11:00.69
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Cuff
2013 Leader: Emma Bussard (UNC Asheville) – 10:40.79
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Shelby Nicosia and Jessica Dennison

Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 7 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Jacob Smith (High Point) – 8:54.56
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Josh MacDonald (Liberty) – 2nd place
2013 Leader:
Josh MacDonald (Liberty) – 8:57.26
Coastal Carolina Entrants:
Joseph Keitt and Spencer Lange

Women's 5,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 3:40 p.m.
2012 Champion: Jennifer Klugh (Liberty) – 17:25.87
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Letitia Saayman (Coastal Carolina) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Jeanne Stroud (Winthrop) – 17:07.49
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Letitia Saayman, Jessica Dennison, Kyla van Graan and Emily Marchini

Men's 5,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
2012 Champion: Jacob Smith (High Point) – 14:24.66
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Caleb Edmonds (Liberty) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Caleb Edmonds (Liberty) – 13:57.09
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Tyler Cummings, Joseph Keitt, Cameron Wells and Evan Niciphor

Women's 10,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
2012 Champion: Letitia Saayman (Coastal Carolina) – 36:30.13
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Saayman
2013 Leader: Jeanne Stroud (Winthrop) – 35:10.44
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Letitia Saayman and Jackie Brengel

Men's 10,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 9:15 p.m.
2012 Champion: Ngetich Kipchirchir (Liberty) – 31:05.62
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: David Ricksecker (Liberty) – 5th place
2013 Leader: Josh MacDonald (Liberty) – 29:57.64
Coastal Carolina Entrant: Evan Niciphor

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 2:45 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 1:25 p.m.
2012 Champion: Mulern Jean (Charleston Southern) – 13.45
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Jean
2013 Leader: Mulern Jean (Charleston Southern) – 13.46
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Ashley Davis, Jessica Gelibert, Christina Davis and Camille Hurley

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 3:10 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 1:35 p.m.
2012 Champion: Milan Ristic (UNC Asheville) – 13.99
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Ristic
2013 Leader: Vincent Wyatt (Radford) – 13.81
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Desmond Wallace, Carrington Fernandors and Russel Kanner

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 5:15 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 2:50 p.m.
2012 Champion: Manika Gamble (High Point) – 59.56 (Fourth in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Christina Davis (Coastal Carolina) – 3rd place
2013 Leader: Jessica Gelibert (Coastal Carolina) – 58.25
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Jessica Gelibert and Christina Davis

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims – Friday at 5:35 p.m.; Final – Saturday at 3:05 p.m.
2012 Champion: Brett Olinger (Radford) – 53.24 (Second in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Andrew Chavous (Winthrop) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Russel Kanner (Coastal Carolina) – 52.81
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Russel Kanner, Matthew Lights and Carrington Fernandors

Women's 4 x 100 Relay
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
2012 Champion: Coastal Carolina – 45.63 (Second in a row)
2013 Leader: Coastal Carolina – 45.24

Men's 4 x 100 Relay
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 12:40 p.m.
2012 Champion: Charleston Southern – 39.91 (Seventh in a row)
2013 Leader: Charleston Southern – 40.77

Women's 4 x 400 Relay
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 4:25 p.m.
2012 Champion: Coastal Carolina – 3:45.72 (Second in a row)
2013 Leader: Coastal Carolina – 3:38.24

Men's 4 x 400 Relay
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
2012 Champion: Charleston Southern – 3:12.92
2013 Leader: Coastal Carolina – 3:13.64

Women's Long Jump
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 4 p.m.
2012 Champion: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) – 19-1.5 (5.83m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Peake
2013 Leader: Teka Simpson (Coastal Carolina) – 18-10.5 (5.75m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Teka Simpson, Erica Peake, Amirah Al-Bayyinah and Keegan Woodson

Men's Long Jump
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 2 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Tyler Askew (Coastal Carolina) – 24-0.25 (7.32m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Braxton Drummond (Charleston Southern) – 2nd place
2013 Leader:
Lavon Allen (Charleston Southern) – 25-0 (7.62m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Reggie Nelson and Wesley Edwards

Women's Triple Jump
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at Noon
2012 Champion:
Mia Aghaji (Liberty) – 41-0.5 (12.51m) (Third in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Tamisha Foster (Charleston Southern) – 4th place
2013 Leader:
Tamisha Foster (Charleston Southern) – 41-0.25 (12.50m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Amirah Al-Bayyinah, Kelila Naules, Keegan Woodson and Veneshia Holmes

Men's Triple Jump
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 2 p.m.
2012 Champion: Burton Jones (Coastal Carolina) – 48-2.75 (14.70m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: JaDarrell Barnette (Coastal Carolina) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: EJ Reddick (Charleston Southern) – 49-4.25 (15.04m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: JaDarrell Barnette, Reggie Nelson and Wesley Edwards

Women's High Jump
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 3:45 p.m.
2012 Champion: Kierra Gabe (Coastal Carolina) – 5-9.25 (1.76m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Meredith Foster (UNC Asheville) – 4th place
2013 Leader: Teka Simpson (Coastal Carolina) – 5-7 (1.70m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Teka Simpson, Kelila Naules, Raven Hamilton and Nichole Hicks

Men's High Jump
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 1 p.m.
2012 Champion: Kyle Wheeler (Liberty) – 7-1 (2.16m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Wheeler
2013 Leader: Avion Jones (VMI) – 6-11 (2.11m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Reggie Nelson and Wesley Edwards

Women's Pole Vault
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 3:45 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Mary Lawrence (Coastal Carolina) – 12-5.5 (3.80m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Lawrence
2013 Leader:
Mary Lawrence (Coastal Carolina) – 12-1.5 (3.70m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Mary Lawrence and Brianna Cristiano

Men's Pole Vault
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 1 p.m.
2012 Champion: Kolby Shepherd (Liberty) – 16-0.75 (4.90m) (Second in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Cody Fridgen (Liberty) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Cody Bingham (Liberty) – 16-4.75 (5.00m)
Coastal Carolina Entrant: Brinson Corn

Women's Shot Put
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 2:30 p.m.
2012 Champion: Mychelle Cumings (Liberty) – 50-6.25 (15.40m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Cumings
2013 Leader: Mychelle Cumings (Liberty) – 49-11.75 (15.23m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Jalacy Green and Naomi Atkins

Men's Shot Put
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at Noon
2012 Champion:
Ryan Smith (Liberty) – 55-2.25 (16.82m) (Third in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Smith
2013 Leader:
Ryan Smith (Liberty) – 57-6.5 (17.54m)
Coastal Carolina Entrant: Cameron Griggs

Women's Discus
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Mychelle Cumings (Liberty) – 159-6 (48.61m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Cumings
2013 Leader:
Mychelle Cumings (Liberty) – 164-0 (50.00m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants:
Anjulia Nicholson and Jalacy Green

Men's Discus
Event Schedule: Final – Saturday at 10 a.m.
2012 Champion: Ryan Smith (Liberty) – 169-11 (51.79m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Smith
2013 Leader: Mark Britton (Winthrop) – 166-11 (50.88m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Jordan Roach and Cameron Griggs

Women's Javelin
Event Schedule: Final – Friday at 10:30 a.m.
2012 Champion: Christina Mitchell (Liberty) – 144-7 (44.07m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Mitchell
2013 Leader: Christine Rickert (High Point) – 156-9 (47.78m)
Coastal Carolina Entrant: Tiffani Kuhn

Men's Javelin
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 4 p.m.
2012 Champion:
Jason Flanagan (Coastal Carolina) – 239-6 (73.01m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet:
Christian Spaulding (High Point) – 3rd place
2013 Leader:
Jackson Corcoran (Coastal Carolina) – 223-8 (68.17m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants:
Jackson Corcoran, Jordan Entwistle and Chris Tillotson

Women's Hammer
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (Campus East)
2012 Champion: Melinda Bendik (Liberty) – 189-7 (57.79m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Jessica Dunston (Campbell) – 3rd place
2013 Leader: Daisy Whitaker (Charleston Southern) – 185-3 (56.46m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Anjulia Nicholson, Naomi Atkins and Taylor Keen

Men's Hammer
Event Schedule: Final – Thursday at 11 a.m. (Campus East)
2012 Champion: Carson Sears (Gardner-Webb) – 200-11 (61.24m)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Ryan Smith (Liberty) – 2nd place
2013 Leader: Ryan Smith (Liberty) – 195-11 (59.71m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Cameron Griggs and Jordan Roach

Women's Heptathlon
Event Schedule:
Day One – Begins Thursday at 2 p.m.; Day Two – Begins Friday at 11:30 a.m.
2012 Champion: Christina Mitchell (Liberty) – 4,513 (Second in a row)
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: Mitchell
2013 Leader: Riley Brandon (Liberty) – 4,446
Coastal Carolina Entrant: Anna Carnegie

Men's Decathlon
Event Schedule: Day One – Begins Thursday at 2:20 p.m.; Day Two – Begins Friday at 11 a.m.
2012 Champion: Jacob DeValve (Liberty) – 6,904
Top Returnee from 2012 Meet: DeValve
2013 Leader: Cody Bingham (Liberty) – 6,785
Coastal Carolina Entrants: