Successful First Day For Chanticleers At SBC Championship; Baumann Takes Third
SAN MARCOS, TX - The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took part of the first day of three at the Sun Belt Conference Track and Field Championships hosted by Texas State University. The Chants' Hutson Baumann picked up a bronze medal in the 10,000 meters to round out the day and saw several individuals move on in their respective heats to the semifinals later in the weekend.
Baumann picked up the Chanticleers first medal in the long-distance 10,000 meters with a time of 31:50.23.
On day one of two in the men's decathlon, the competition saw Connor Langdon end the day in first-place as he finished with 3846 points. He highlighted the day with a first-place in the high jump and in the three events, the sophomore finished in the top five.
Langdon broke personal bests in several events on the day. In addition, in the high jump Langdon set a personal best with a jump of 2.06 meters, breaking the previous mark of 2.09. The sophomore decathlete also set marks in the 100 meters with a time of 11.04 and 12.01 meters in the shot put.
Nick Seabright also had a great day in the decathlon as ended the day in fourth place. He took home first pace in the long jump as his personal best of 6.59 meters would be broken with a jump of 7.00 meters. The senior started the day in the 100 meters with a sixth-place finish and a time of 11.24 that breaks his previous personal-best of 11:30. In the last event of the day for Seabright, the senior broke another personal-best of 51.01 with a time of 50.43 in the 400 meters.
Along with Langdon and Seabright, Erica Evans also competed in combined events of the heptathlon. At the end of the day, the freshman finished the day with 2850 and seventh overall. Out of the four events of day one, the freshman took home two top ten finishes. In the high jump, Evans finished third in the high jump event with a height of 1.57 meters on her fifth attempt of the afternoon. In addition, the freshman finished sixth in the 100 meters with a time 14.71.
Also moving onto to Sunday's semifinals is senior Aynslee van Graan as she was the top qualifier in the prelims in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:34.15.
In the women's hammer throw competition, junior Samantha Layko finished the event in fourth with a throw 54.84 meters in her very first attempt of the competition and picked up five points
Also for the women in the field events, Marissa Cain broke her career-best mark of 37.60 meters as the junior bested that mark by two meters when she threw a 39.78. Cain picked up two points for the women as she finished in seventh place.
In the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles, teammates Jerome Coaxum Jr. and Dee Jennings will be moving on to Sunday's semifinals. The senior Coaxum qualified, as he was victorious in the third heat with a time of 52.85. The junior Jennings moved on with a time of 52.27.
One Chanticleer woman and one Chanticleer male qualified for Sunday's semifinal round of the 200 meters as they picked up wins in their respective heats. Freshman Eleni Frommann also moved on as she ran 24.19 and junior Kahlim Denmark moved on for the men as he ran a mark of 21.16.
At the end of day one, the women are seventh with seven team points while the men are eighth with six team points.
Coastal looks on to Saturday to keep the momentum rolling as the men's decathlon will start at 11 a.m. Est, beginning with the 110-meter hurdles. The women's heptathlon will follow at 11:30 a.m. and the 100-meter hurdles.
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