Chants Place 18 Athletes In The Top Five On First Day Of Coastal Invitational
MYRTLE BEACH - On Friday, the Coastal Carolina track and field teams hosted the Coastal Carolina Invitational at Doug Shaw Stadium where the Chanticleers on day one placed a total of 18 athletes in the top five of various events.
To begin the Friday portion of the Coastal Invite, senior Chloe White started off the Chants with a first-place finish in the women's javelin with a throw of 41.43 meters. White's teammate Marissa Cain finished two spots behind in third place as the redshirt junior from Ipswitch, Massachusetts threw a personal best of 36.89 meters.
In other field events for the Chant women, senior Samantha Layko picked up a second-place finish in the women's hammer throw with a throw of 52.89 meters.
Junior Lizzie Allard finished just outside the top five with a seventh-place finish in the women's pole vault with a top height of 3.60 meters.
In the women's track events, the team of Anacia Hines, Jonnay Anthony, Tiffany Harris, and Eleni Frommann finished in second place with a time of 1:39.00 in the 4 x 200 meters. Mya Ray also picked up a top ten finish in sixth place in the women's 800 meters as the freshman finished with a time of 2:34.09.
In the men's field events, Coastal seniors Robert Castellani and Nick Seabright also picked up top-five finishes in the men's javelin. Castellani placed third with a throw of 59.45 meters and Seabright finished fifth with a distance of 52.75 meters.
Two Chanticleers 4x200 relay squads dominated the event. The team of Ryan McCain, Therius Styles, Kahlim Denmark, Jerome Coaxum Jr. took home first place with a time of 1:26.56. Just right behind in second place, with a time of 1:27.36, was Tre Stanley, Malcolm Simmons, Tydarius Floyd, and Devin Pringle.
Coastal Carolina will continue with the Coastal Invitational at Doug Shaw Stadium on Saturday as events begin at 9:30 p.m.
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