March 17, 2012
MYRTLE BEACH - Burton Jones II and Ryan Minor turned in top 10 finishes in the triple jump and shot put, respectively, to lead the Coastal Carolina men's track and field team on the third and final day of the CCU/Shamrock Invitational. Additionally, the Chanticleer 4x100m relay team also carded a 10th place effort.
Jones II was the lone Chanticleer jumper to record a distance on the day as he placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 14.30m (46-11.00) on his first attempt of the afternoon.
Ryan Minor continued his impressive rookie campaign with a seventh place finish of his own in the shot put. Minor, who placed 24th in the discus earlier in the afternoon with a distance of 39.71m (130-03), threw for 15.61m (51-02.75) on his first attempt. Also wearing the Coastal teal and black in the shot put were Cameron Griggs, Tyler Swanson and James Gore. Griggs placed 16th with a 14.46m (47-05.25) effort. Swanson finished 18th with a 14.35m (47-01) toss followed by Gore with a 12.81m (42-00.50) to place 33rd. Additionally, Griggs placed 13th in the discus with a throw of 43.14m (141-06).
Senior Shane Norris had the Chants' top individual place in the running events as he placed 13th in the 110m high hurdles. Norris stopped the clock at 15.11 despite a 0.4mph head wind. Also competing in the hurdles was Russel Kanner who placed 17th with a time of 55.55 in the 400m variety.
Tyler Cummings and Cameron Wells competed in the 800m and 1,500m on the day. Cummings turned in a time of 2:02.62 in the 800m and 4:07.37 in the 1,500m. Wells finished the 800m in 2:03.26 and the 1,500m in 4:06.09.
Jackson (10.89), Jameson (10.94) and Victor Howze (11.22) each made their season debut in the 100m. Also competing in the sprints were Frederick and Tre'von Gee with a times of 22.61 and 23.15, respectively, in the 200m. Darren Tymczak opened his season with a 52.50 effort in the 400m.
The Chants return to action on March 23-24 at the Weems Baskin Invitational hosted by South Carolina in Columbia.