April 2, 2011
AUBURN, Ala. – The Coastal Carolina men’s track & field team finished the Auburn University Tiger Track Classic with nine top 10 finishes.
The meet, held at Hutsell-Rosen Track, featured athletes from 18 universities from across the southeastern United States.
Three Chanticleers finished in the top 10 of the 100 meters as Chris Lawson and Lenny Steed led the way with identical times of 10.69 to tie for eighth. Corey Jameson was right on their heels finishing the event a mere hundredth of second behind with a time of 10.70 to place tenth.
Russel Kanner, a South Aiken High School product, continued his impressive freshman campaign with a 12th place finish in the 400 meter hurdles. Kanner’s clip of 55.46 is the Chanticleers’ eighth quickest time in the event this season.
In the 4x100 meter relay, the grouping of Jacques Watson, Raheen Frederick, Steed, and Ryan Edlich placed sixth with a time of 41.30. The quartets time was a tenth of a second off the Coastal Carolina 2011 season best.
The Chanticleers also posted a strong showing in the jumps as three individuals placed in the top 10 of their respective events. Leading the way was Nehemiah Shelly ‘s triple jump of 14.28m (46-10.25) to place fifth in the event. Burton Jones finished within a meter of Shelly with a leap of 13.64m (44-9.0) to finish tenth. Freshman Raheen Frederick placed 13th in the long jump with a distance of 6.70m (21-11.75).
Three Coastal Carolina throwers turned in quality finishes at the Classic. Charlie Tidwell, Coastal’s top finisher in the meet, placed second in the hammer with a throw of 56.01m (183-09). Jason Flanagan, who entered the meet ranked 20th in the NCAA in the javelin, nearly equaled his season best mark with a throw of 66.41m (217-10) to place third in the event. Chris Tillotson, a sophomore, finished ninth overall in the javelin with a toss of 57.13m (187-5).
Next, the Chanticleers will send athletes to both the Duke Invitational and Florida State Seminole Invitational on April 8-9.