Chanticleers Move Up In Overall Standings On Day Two At SBC Championships; Bolton Places Third In Shot Put
SAN MARCOS, TX - On day two of the Sun Belt Championships at Texas State University, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers continued to impress in the men's and women's combined events. The Chants also picked up their second medal in as many days as senior Zach Bolton earned bronze in the shot put competition.
Senior Nick Seabright took over the pace on day two of the decathlon that fellow Chanticleer decathlete Connor Langdon set for his team on Friday afternoon. With 6284 points, Seabright earned a fourth-place finish overall in the competition and five team points.
The Maryland native started the day in the 110-meter hurdles earning a personal best time of 14.96 and a second place finish. The senior followed it up with another personal best and fourth place finish in the discus throw competition with a distance of 38.42 meters, topping his previous best time of 34.82. Two events later, in the javelin, Seabright finished second with a throw of 53.18 meters. He capped the competition in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:22.43 and sixth place.
In addition to the decathlon wrapping up on Saturday, so did the women's heptathlon that freshman Erica Evans competed in. Evan's took home a sixth-place finish over as she earned 4767 points and three points for the women's team.
The Atlanta native Erica Evans set a personal best in the javelin on her first throw of the day that went a distance of 30.04 meters for eighth place. Also for another eighth-place finish, the lone Chanticleer athlete in the decathlon competed in the long jump and with her second attempt leaped 5.29 meters. The freshman had her best result of the day in the 800 meters as she finished fourth with a time of 2:20.75 which better than her previous best time that was set in the indoor season (2:23.87).
Bolton came up big on his last attempt of the shot put as he reached 16.82 meters as it gave him the bronze medal and the men's squad five team points.
Long jumper Marquez Moore picked up two more team points for the men in the men's long jump as the senior jumped a distance of 7.29 meters in his third attempt, which was good for seventh place.
Preliminary action ended day with notable performances for the Chanticleers on day two.
Junior Anacia Hines moved on to Sunday's final of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.00. Also in hurdle competition, but this time in the men's 110-meter variety, senior Kevondre' Hunt was the top qualifier overall and will move onto Sunday's finals. His time of 14.01 is
Freshman Eleni Frommann qualified for her second final on Sunday afternoon with a win in her heat in the 100 meters when her time of 11.61 was best was the third best overall in the event. Also qualifying for Chants in the 100 meters is Carina Frey. The senior moved on with the seventh-place finish and a time on the afternoon at 11.79, which breaks a previous personal best of 11.86.
At the end of day two, both the men and women are eighth-place overall. The men currently have a total of 18 points and the women are tied with Arkansas-Little Rock with 10 points.
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