Four First-Place Finishes End SBC Championships; van Graan 4th Overall In Points
SAN MARCOS, TX - At the end of day three at the Sun Belt Championships, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers track and field squads saw four first-place finishes between the men and women. With the strong ending, the men jumped from eighth overall to sixth with 68 points and the women lead by Aynslee van Graan's 20 individual points in the three days remained at eighth but extended their lead from the ninth spot by 32.5 points.
The aforementioned van Graan started her day in the 1500 meters and finished in first-place with a time of 4:25.88. The senior collected her second first-place result that happened later in the day in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:51.03.
The first medal collected for the women actually occurred with the 4x100 team of Anacia Hines, Karissa Lunn, Carina Frey, Eleni Frommann. The foursome earned the win with a time of 45.24 which was the team's season-best which was set at previously set at 45.51.
Also in women's track action, Frommann took fourth overall in the 100 meters with a time of 11.67 and earned her team five points and senior teammate; Carina Frey finished up in seventh in the competition but was able to pick up two more team points with a time of 11.80.
The freshman Frommann in her next event ran in the 200 meters and ended it in fourth-place with a time of 23.83.
The men's field action started off the day and saw Connor Langdon excel in the high jump as he did in the decathlon two days earlier. In Sunday's open final, the sophomore placed second when he finished with a height of 2.09 meters.
In men's track action, two Chanticleers finished overall in the top ten in the 5000 meters. Freshman Adriaan Wildschuttt picked up the only first-place for Coastal men when he finished with a time of 14:52.62. His teammate Hutson Baumann finished tenth overall in the event with a time of 15:28.26.
In the hurdles, the 110-meters saw the Coastal men pick up a total of 13 points. Senior Kevondre' Hunt earned eight points and as he finished with a time of 13.99 and teammate Dee Jennings had a time of 14.05 as he came in fourth place.
Senior Kahlim Denmark came in sixth-place of the 200 meters, as he set a personal best time of 20.92, which bested the previous time by five-hundredths of a second.
To round out the third and final day of the Sun Belt Championship, the men's 4x400 relay team finished strong.
Jerome Coaxum Jr., Tydarius Floyd, Therius Styles and Malcolm Simmons ended with a fourth-place finish and a time of 3:15.77 earning them four team points and a sixth-place overall finish with 68 points as
Sunday ended the Sun Belt season for most of the Coastal Carolina athletes but several of the Chanticleer will move onto the NCAA Preliminaries on May 24th in Tampa, Florida for potential qualifying for the NCAA Championships held in Eugene, Oregon held at the beginning of June.
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