Chants Compete at Hokie Invitational: Day 1
BLACKSBURG, VA. - The Coastal Carolina women's indoor track and field team opened up the Hokie Invitational Friday evening at the Rector Field House competing in seven events and took home one top-three finish.
Junior pole vaulter Elizabeth Allard started the day off strong for the Chanticleers with a third place finish in the women's unseeded pole vault. Allard had her best jump of the day at 3.45m (11-3 ¾) -- improving on her mark from last weekend.
Samantha Layko finished top 10 in the women's weight throw with her best mark at 15.43m - improving on her throw from last weekend.
Alexis Carpenter was the first Chanticleer to cross the finish line in the women's 1 mile at 5:48.41 while teammate Taylor Creagh followed just behind Carpenter crossing the line with a time of 6:04.71.
Four Chanticleers ran in the 60 meter dash with Carina Frey pacing the group for the second week in a row but was just shy of qualifying for the final round. Frey crossed the line with a time of 7.73. Kelsey Briggs finished with a time of 7.97 -- improving on last weekend's race. Karissa Lunn (7.99) and Hines (8.04) also competed for Coastal.
Golden Kumi-Darfor represented the Chants in the women's 600 meter run finishing with a time of 1:39.76 -- third in her heat.
The Chanticleers open up day 2 of the Hokie Invitational starting with women's pole vault (seeded) at 11 am.