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Men's Track and Field to Host Outdoor Meet This Weekend

Men's Track and Field to Host Outdoor Meet This Weekend

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CONWAY, S.C.- Coastal Carolina’s men’s and women’s track and field team will host its first outdoor meet of the season, the CCU Invitational, this weekend, Mar. 11-12, at the Coastal Carolina Track and Field facility starting at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The two-day event will kick off at 2 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 11 with the men’s hammer throw. The second day of action is set to be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 12 with the discus and the 5,000m. The day is expected to conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 12. with the 4x400 meter relay.

CCU throwers had a strong first meet of the season at the Battle of the Beach at University of North

Carolina- Wilmington. Junior Tamara Bryant (Pasadena, Calif./La Salle (Moorpark C.C.) won both the women’s discus (46.54m/152’8") and women’s hammer throw (52.17m/171’1.50"). The discus throw was the second best throw in school history. Also throwing well was fellow junior Brittany Reid (McKinney, Texas/Rowlett (Coffeyville JC) who won the shot put (13.88m/45.6’.50"), which was also the second best shot put throw in the record book. Seniors Anne Marie Moutsinga (Galati, Romania/Radu Negru) and Kim Nemergut (Youngstown, Ohio/South Range) are both coming off individual victories at Wilmington and will lead the CCU women’s runners in the 3,000m and 1,500m, respectively.

Senior Terah Kipchiris (Kitale, Kenya/Saboti Secondary (Kenyatta)) will lead the Coastal men in the competition after winning both the 3,000m (8:47.04) and the 3,000m steeplechase (9:13.47) last weekend. Others to record individual victories for the Chanticleers men in Wilmington include juniors Mark Johnson (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) (pole vault), Marcus Johnson (Orangeburg, S.C./Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Claftin)) (triple jump and long jump) and Taylor McFadden (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) (high jump) and sophomore Thomas Jordan (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) (javelin).

Among the schools expected to compete in this meet against CCU on the Division I level are UNC-W, Radford, The Citadel, Hampton (men), Campbell, Towson (women), and American. The Non-Division I schools expected to compete include Lees-McRae, Concord, Slippery Rock, UNC-Pembroke and Malone.

The Coastal Carolina track and field program will next be in action on Mar. 18-19 as it hosts the Shamrock Invitational.

CCU Invitational

March 11-12 2005

March 11-Friday

FIELD EVENTS:

2:00 p.m. Hammer Throw Men Followed by the Women

Javelin Women Followed by the Men

RUNNING EVENTS:

4:00 p.m. 10,000 meters Women

5:00 p.m. 10,000 meters Men

March 12-Saturday

FIELD EVENTS:

10:00 a.m. Discus Men

Shot Put Women

Pole Vault Women Followed by the Men

Long Jump Men (east pit, closest to javelin field)

Long Jump Women (west pit, closest to track)

High Jump Women

12:30 p.m. Shot Put Men

Discus Women

High Jump Men

2:00 p.m. Triple Jump Men (east pit)

Triple Jump Women (west pit)

TRACK EVENTS (Men Followed by the Women):

10:00 a.m. 5,000 meter

11:00 a.m. 4x100 meter relay

11:20 a.m. 1,500 meter

12:00 p.m. 110/100m hurdles

12:40 p.m. 400 meter

1:20 p.m. 100 meter

2:00 p.m. 800 meter

2:30 p.m. 400 meter hurdles

3:10 p.m. 200 meter

3:50 p.m. 3,000 meter Steeple Chase

4:30 p.m. 4x400 meter relay