May 5, 2011
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Three members of the Coastal Carolina men’s track and field team were in action on Thursday at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier. The meet was held at the Flames’ Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex and is one of the final three meets the Chanticleers will compete in before the NCAA East Preliminary Round commences on May 26.
The trial heats of the 100 meter dash saw all three Chants advance to the finals. Junior Corey Jameson led the charge placing fourth in the 24 competitor field with a time of 10.79. Senior Lenny Steed followed close behind with a 10.82 clip to place seventh. Ronnie Jackson, a freshman from Easley, S.C., turned in a personal best effort of 10.87 to place tenth. The three Coastal Carolina sprinters defeated all of Big South rival Liberty’s entrants in the event.
In the finals of the 100 meters Jameson claimed third with a personal record and Coastal Carolina season-best of 10.57. Jameson’s effort was a mere .02 second off the Chanticleer all-time mark of 10.55 set by Aubrey Lemon in 2007. Jameson’s time now ranks him 58 in the NCAA East Region. Steed also turned in his personal-best mark in the final with a 10.63. Steed’s previous season-best was 10.69 at Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic on April 2. Jackson finished third in the second heat of the finals with a 10.88 to place tenth overall.
Coastal will return to action starting on Friday, May 13 at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.