April 7, 2012
DURHAM, N.C./AUBURN, ALA. - The Coastal track and field teams wrapped up their split squad efforts at the Duke Invitational and Auburn-hosted Tiger Track Classic with 16 top 10 finishes on Saturday.
Caitlin Baker led the Chants' efforts in the long jump, as she placed 10th with a season-best distance of 5.11m (16-09.25). Anna Carnegie tied for 13th as she leapt for 4.89m (16-00.50) followed by Keegan Woodson in 16th with a distance of 4.83m (15-10.25).
Baker also competed in the 100m hurdles on the day placing 21st overall with 15.96 split.
Freshman Nyala Waring stepped into the blocks for the 200m-dash and proceeded to run a 26.95 to place 43rd overall. The freshman also competed in the 400m, finishing in 1:01.92 to place 27th.
Jacob McKnow and Darren Tymczak both posted season-best times in the men's 400m. McKnown crossed the finish line in 51.74 followed immediately by Tymczak with a 51.97.
The women's 800m run saw senior Christian Johnson turn in her second fastest time of the year as she placed eighth in 2:12.43. Newcomer Sophie Perry finished the event in a career-best time of 2:15.20 on her way to a 12th-place finish.
Sophomore Cameron Wells crossed the line second in his heat and 24th overall in the men's developmental section of the 800m. Wells' time of 2:00.37 was his quickest of the season.
Both Shelby Nicosia and Jessica Dennison impressed in the women's 3,000m steeplechase. Nicosia, making the season steeplechase debut, ran an 11:25.26 to place eighth. Dennison completed the event in a season-best time of 11:38.24, placing 10th.
Freshman Joseph Keitt and sophomore Spencer Lange both finished the 3,000m steeplechase with huge personal-record setting performances: Keitt closed the event in 9:40.03 to place 12th, while Lange posted a 10:09.09 to finish 20th.
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Brittany Connor and Anjulia Nicholson placed sixth and 11th, respectively, in the discus. Connor hurled the implement 45.52m (149-04) down range. Nicholson threw for 40.87m (134-01) on her second attempt before fouling on her final effort.
Tyler Swanson and Cameron Griggs represented the Chants in the men's discus, placing 14th and 15th, respectively. Swanson threw for a season-best distance of 46.32m (152-00) followed by Griggs with a toss of 46.15m (151-05).
Griggs recorded his second consecutive top 10-worthy effort in the shot put. The sophomore placed seventh with a distance of 14.83m (48-08.00). Ryan Minor finished ninth of 16 competitors with a toss of 14.57m (47-09.75).
The women's 4x100m relay team of Gabrielle Lee, Erica Peake, Ashley Davis and Qwontajah Thompson placed ninth overall with a Chanticleer season-best time of 46.73. Coastal's "B" quartet of Ruby Durham, Santresa Jamison, Sharmaine Barnes and Camille Hurley finished in 49.31 to place 19th.
Peake, Q. Thompson, Jamison and Barnes also represented the Chanticleers in the 4x400m relay. The foursome placed fourth overall with a 3:42.84. The time eclipsed Coastal's previous season-best by nearly four seconds.
The men's quartet of Tyler Askew, Corey Jameson, Joseph Wilson and Ronnie Jackson set Coastal's top 4x100m relay time of the season with a 41.26, placing seventh overall. The Chants' "B" team of Nicholas Parks, DeAndra Lipscomb, Tre'von Gee and Anthony Lynch placed 16th in 44.17.
Lipscomb, Bryson, Brunson and Parks finished just outside the top 10 of the men's 4x400m relay in 11th. The team stopped the clock in 3:16.76 to demolish the Chants' previous season-best by 10 seconds.
Senior Burton Jones II established a new personal record in the triple jump with a distance of 14.72m (48-03.50) to tie for third. The Spartanburg, S.C., product now holds the Big South's top mark in the event this season and Coastal's forth best distance all-time.
Mary Lawrence, Coastal's only pole vaulting specialist to compete on the day, cleared a career-best height of 3.85m (12-07.50) to place third in the 23-competitor field. Lawrence is now only .11 meter away from equaling the CCU all-time record established by Marilyn Testa in 2004.
Tyler Askew made his long jump debut at the Tiger Track Classic to the tune of a 10th-place finish. The sophomore leapt for a distance of 6.88m (22-07.00) on his final attempt of the day.
Kierra Gabe cleared a height of 1.70m (5-07.00) in the high jump invitational to place seventh in the impressive field. The senior also competed in the triple jump, placing 20th with a leap of 11.26m (36-11.50).
Reggie Nelson picked up his second top 10 high jump finish of the season with a cleared height of 1.97m (6-05.50) to place 10th. Aaron Noble was just behind Nelson in 11th with a final height of 1.92m (6-03.50).
Three Chanticleers finished in the top third of the 62-competitor 100m hurdles field. Ashley Davis led the way with an 11th place finish as she crossed the line in 14.21. Christina Davis (14.52) and Hurley (14.57) nearly ran identical times as the pair placed 20th and 21st, respectively.
Tre'von Gee and Shane Norris each posted season-best efforts in the 110m hurdles. Gee stopped the clock in 14.87, Coastal's top time of the season, followed by Norris in 14.93. Carrington Fernandors ran a 15.21 split in the event. Norris and Fernandors continued their impressive day in the 400m hurdles as the duo ran times of 56.25 and 57.67, respectively.
Freshman Christina Davis set a new personal-record in the 400m hurdles as she crossed the finish line in 1:02.88, placing 11th in the 40-competitor field.
Jamison crossed the 400m-dash finish line in 13th with a time of 56.55 followed by Barnes with a 57.23 in 18th place.
Stevie Brunson and Lipscomb both finished in the top half of the men's 400m-dash field. Brunson clocked in at 49.53 to place 24th as Lipscomb finished immediately behind in 25th with a 49.69. Parks (50.31) and Tim Bryson (50.41) rounded out Coastal's contingent in the event.
Peake recorded Coastal's top 100m-dash time of the day as she placed seventh in 11.78. Lee placed 23rd with a 12.19 followed by Q. Thompson (12.40) and Durham (12.45) in 38th.
Peake, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., came home with Coastal's top finish of the day as she placed third in the 200m-dash. The junior ran a personal-record setting 23.76 to win the second heat of the afternoon. Q. Thompson also ran a personal-record time of 25 flat to place 35th in the 84-member field. A. Davis (25.10) and Lee (25.24) were close behind Q. Thompson followed by Durham (25.32) and Hurley (25.50).
The men's 100m-dash saw Coastal's four runners finish within .07 second of each other. Wilson and Lynch ran identical times of 10.97; however, Wilson placed a single spot ahead of Lynch since he faced a 1.8 mph headwind during his heat. Jackson was just a tick behind Wilson and Lynch as he ran a 10.98. Askew and Jameson sprinted across the line in 11.00 and 11.05, respectively.
Wilson and Jameson matched one another stride-for-stride in the men's 200m-dash as both finished in 21.84. Jackson (22.05), Askew (22.19), Gee (23.32), Aaron Nobel (24.13) and Reggie Nelson (24.67) rounded out Coastal's entrants in the 84-competitor field.