Chants Wrap Up First Day at NCAA East Preliminary Round
May 26, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Four members of the Coastal Carolina men's track and field team competed in the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday.
Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex played host to the meet as the top 48 individuals in each event of the NCAA East region attempted to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet by finishing in the top 12 of their respective events. Gray skies along with wet and blustery weather presided over the complex throughout the day.
Leading off the meet for the Chants was junior javelin thrower Jason Flanagan. Flanagan placed 13 in the preliminary round with a final distance of 68.06m (223-03). The Philadelphia, Pa. native narrowly missed qualifying for his first NCAA Championship meet by a mere .06 meter. However, Flanagan did best 33 other competitors and finished higher than his 16th seeding.
Veteran NCAA Preliminary round qualifier Jacques Watson placed tied for 30 in the high jump. Watson, a senior, cleared a final height of 2.06m (6-9.0) on his third attempt. Unfortunately, he was unable to clear 2.11m (6-11) to advance.
Corey Jameson just missed advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 100-meter dash by .03 second, as he placed 25th in the 46-competitor field. Jameson, a junior, ran the third fastest time of any Chanticleer this season in the 100-meters as he crossed the finish line in 10.57. The Palmetto State native placed fourth in the fastest heat of the day under less than ideal conditions to far outpace his 37th seeding position.
Kyle Kling capped Coastal's efforts on the first day of the event in the 10,000-meter run. Kling, who holds a season best time of 30:10.71, was unable to complete the race.
The Chanticleer 4x100-meter relay quartet will compete on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. The team has earned the 22 seed at the meet after the foursome of Jameson, Lawson, Edlich and Steed posted a 40.27 at the Seminole Invitational.