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Jacobs Finalizes 2014 Cross Country/Track & Field Recruiting Class

       

Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Jeff Jacobs

Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Jeff Jacobs

July 21, 2014

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina University cross country/track & field programs have added 15 new members for the 2014-15 season, announced Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Jeff Jacobs. The class includes student-athletes with numerous state championship meet experiences and a New Balance High School All-American.

“I am very pleased to welcome this new class of incoming student-athletes to the cross country/track & field programs here at Coastal Carolina University,” said Jacobs. “Once again we have brought in a talented, well rounded group to continue the Chanticleer tradition of fielding championship level teams in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.

“I would like to thank former Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Alan Connie for his all is efforts in recruiting during his final year.”

Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Recruiting Class

Charles Bascom
Tonawanda, N.Y./Watkins Glen HS/University at Buffalo
Events: Cross Country/ Distance
Personal Bests: 600m – 1:24.35, 800m – 1:56.54
Career Highlights:
Finished 10th at the New York High School State indoor championship in the 600m (1:24.35) … New York High School state qualifier in the 800m during the outdoor season … Ran a personal best of 1:56.54 in the 800m during his freshman year at Buffalo … Enters CCU as a redshirt sophomore in both cross country and outdoor track & field for the 2014-15 season.

Kahlim Denmark
Hanahan S.C./Hanahan HS
Events:
Sprints
Personal Bests:
100m – 10.79, 200m – 21.71, 400m – 48.75
Career Highlights:

Finished second in the 200m, third in the 400m and helped Hanahan to a third-place finish in the 4x400m relay at the South Carolina AAA state championship meet.

Dawson Mancabelli
Copley, Ohio/Copley HS
Event:
Pole Vault
Personal Best:
15-0
Career Highlights:

Recorded top three finishes in the league, district and region championship meets in the pole vault as a senior.

Brandon Richardson
Central Valley, N.Y/Monroe-Woodbury HS
Events:
Jumps
Personal Bests:
High Jump – 6-08
Career Highlights:

Finished second at the New York Class A indoor state championship meet … Recorded top-five finishes in the outdoor state qualifier and New York Class A outdoor state championship meet.

Clayton Seymour
Canal Winchester, Ohio/Teays Valley HS
Events:
Throws
Personal Bests:
Discus – 166-05, Shot Put – 47-08
Career Highlights:

Won the 2014 district championship in the discus …Finished second in the discus at the regional meet and placed ninth at the OHSAA state championship meet.

Terrill Stanley
Rock Hill, S.C./ Northwestern HS
Events:
Hurdles
Personal Bests:
110m hurdles – 14.32, 400m hurdles – 53.41
Career Highlights:

Won the 400m hurdles at both the 2014 Taco Bell Classic and the South Carolina AAAA state championship meet … Placed second in the 110 hurdles at the 2014 South Carolina AAAA state championship meet.

Therius Styles
Raleigh, N.C./Broughton HS
Events:
Sprints
Personal Bests:
100m – 10.63, 200m – 21.46
Career Highlights:

Placed third at the North Carolina AAAA outdoor state championship meet in the 100m …  Scorer in 55m and 300m at the North Carolina AAA indoor state championship.

Bryan Zapata
Pautucket, R.I./Hope HS
Events:
Throws
Personal Bests:
Hammer – 188-10, Weight Throw – 64-02
Career Highlights:

Finished eighth in the hammer at the 2014 Rhode Island outdoor state championship and placed fifth in the weight throw at the 2014 Rhode Island indoor state championship … Won the Emerging Elite Section of the hammer at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Recruiting Class

Rachael Byrd
Powhatan, Va./ Powhatan HS/Virginia Military Institute
Events:
Cross Country/Distance
Personal Bests:
1,600m – 5:17.97, 3,200m – 11:25.37, 5,000m – 18:18
Career Highlights:

Three-time Virginia High School AA state championship meet qualifier in the 3,200m and twice in the 1,600m … Qualified for the Virginia State Cross Country Championship three times with a best finish of fifth in 2010.

Taylor Creagh
Pine Bush N.Y./Pine Bush HS
Events:
Cross Country/Distance
Personal Bests:
3,000m – 10:49.32, 2,000m Steeplechase – 7:35.65, 5,000m – 19:06
Career Highlights:

Finished fifth at the New York Section 9 State Qualifier in the 2,000m steeplechase.

Takeyra Jenkins-Dodd
Taylors, S.C./Greer HS
Events:
Sprints
Personal Bests:
100m – 12.39, 200m – 24.99, 400m – 56.11
Career Highlights:

2014 South Carolina AAA 400m state champion … Finished fourth in the 200m at the 2014 South Carolina AAA state championship meet and sixth in the 100m.

Chelsea Johnson
Darlington S.C./Wilson HS
Events:
Sprints/Relays
Personal Bests:
100m – 11.91, 200m – 24.10
Career Highlights:

Won South Carolina state championships in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay as a senior in 2014.

Courtney Lawson
North Chesterfield, Va./Meadowbrook HS/Indiana Tech.
Events:
Jumps
Personal Bests:
Long Jump – 18-02.25, Triple Jump – 38-09.75
Career Highlights:

Recorded a NAIA Automatic Qualifying mark in the triple jump as a freshman at Indiana Tech in 2014.

Alesia Muklebust
South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville HS.
Events:
Distance
Personal Bests:
1,500m – 4:55.48, 3,000m – 10:27.50, 2,000m Steeplechase – 6:55.03
Career Highlights:

Earned High School All-American status with a third-place finish in the 2,000m steeplechase at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Chole White
Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS
Event:
Javelin
Personal Bests:
144-07
Career Highlights:

Three-time (2012, ’13, ’14) Alabama High School state champion in the javelin … Broke the Alabama state championship meet record in 2014 with a throw of 140-01 … Won the 2014 USATF Region IV Youth Championships with  a personal-best throw of 144-07.