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Track and Field Set to Host CCU Invitational

Track and Field Set to Host CCU Invitational

Conway, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men's track and field squad will compete at home for the first time this season hosting the CCU Invitational. Coastal will host a field of 21 teams with events starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 9 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 10.

"We should get some great competition this weekend," head coach Jeff Jacobs said. "Which includes our conference rivals Liberty and Radford. Hopefully we will build on the momentum from our win last week at the Battle of the Beach."

Leading the way for the Chanticleer men in the sprints wil be Aubrey Lemon (Goose Creek, S.C./Stratford) who is the current school record holder in the 200 meter dash (21.34). Lemon will also run in the 100 meters.

In the distance events, Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Saria Northern) will lead the field for CCU. Currie won the 5,000 at last year's event. He also finished first in both the 1500-meter-run and the 3000 meters last week at the Battle of the Beach meet.

School record holder Jim Chemlik (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) will compete in the 110-high-hurdles along with Ben Wheeler (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg), who won the event last week.

In the field events, Coastal will have athetes competing in all events with the exception of the triple jump. Tommy Sugishita (Arroyo Grande, Calif./Arroyo Grande (Moorpark JC)) won both the discuss and hammmer throw last week, will compete in both events. Throwing the javelin for Coastal will be Kyle Hoddy (Griswold, Conn./Griswold). Hoddy won this event last year at the CCU Invite and also last week at the Battle of the Beach in Wilmington, N.C.

For more information on the CCU Invitational, visit www.GoCCUsports.com and click on the Track and Field link.

Coastal Entries:

Men's 100m Dash:

Lemon, Aubrey

Lambert, Jason

Men's 200m Dash:

Lemon, Aubrey (school record holder in this event)

Hutchison, Jack

Wheeler, Ben

Levy, Alex

Bivings, Boyce

Clifton, Kasheem

Pope, Trevino

Johnson, Marcus

Men's 400m Dash:

Murphy, Tyrone

Martin, Marshawn (won 800m at Battle of Beach, Coastal debut in 400m)

Men's 800m Run:

Mead, David

Men's 1,500m Run:

Larson, Korey

Men's 3,000m Run:

Caputo, Ryan

Men's 5,000m Run:

Heron, John

McCarthy, Jamie

Hacker, Max

Currie, Doug (won 1500 and 3000 at Battle of Beach, won 5,000m at CCU Inv last year)

Paul, Blair

Morris, Jake

Supplee, Timmy

Men's 110m High Hurdles:

Clifton, Kasheem

Hutchison, Jack

Chmelik, Jim (school record holder in this event)

Wheeler, Ben (won Battle of the Beach last week in this event)

Men's 4 x 100m Relay:

(Phelps, Lemon, Wheeler, Levy)

Men's 4 x 400m Relay:

A: (Murphy, Lemon, martin, Phelps)

Men's High Jump:

Lambert, Jason

Men's Pole Vault:

Harmon, Steve

Levy, Alex

Men's Long Jump:

Pope, Trevino

Johnson, Marcus

Bivings, Boyce

Lambert, Jason

Men's Triple Jump:

No one

Men's Shot Put:

Johnson, Dorian

Edelman, Jacob

Men's Discus Throw:

Johnson, Dorian

Sugishita, Tommy

Singleton, Eric

Edelman, Jacob

Abercrombie, Chris

Men's Hammer Throw:

Edelman, Jacob

Sugishita, Tommy

Singleton, Eric

Abercrombie, Chris

Men's Javelin:

Hoddy, Kyle