Men's Track and Field Set to Host Coastal Carolina Invitational
March 11, 2010
Coastal Carolina Invitational
Friday and Saturday, March 12-13
Coastal Carolina Track
The Coastal Carolina University men's outdoor track and field team welcomes 1,400-plus athletes, representing 32 schools to the annual Coastal Carolina Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13. The Chanticleers will race a select group this weekend in the throwing and distance events. Kyle Kling will run the 3000-meter event, which last year he won the event while breaking the school's record time in the event. A familiar face will be attending this weekends event as 2005 All-American and three-time NCAA qualifier Mark Johnson will compete in the Pole Vault this weekend.
HUTCHISON'S FAST START
Senior Jack Hutchison not only won his event in 110-meter hurdles at the Battle of the Beaches VI, but he broke his own school record with a time of 14.10, by half a milisecodn from his time last seaosn at 14.44. Hutchison also sits in a pretty second in the NCAA rankings.
HACKER HACKS AWAY HIS TIME
Junior Max Hacker ran a personal-best 8:50.95 in the 3000 meter, winning the event and helping the Chantcleers clinch the win over UNC Wilmington in the Battle of the Beaches VI with help from sophomore Kyle Kling running an 8:51.59 in second.
FLANAGAN FLAUNTS IN JAVELIN
Jason Flanagan threw a personal-best by 17 feet with a toss of 212'10" ranking No. 2 all-time at Coastal behind All-American Thomas Jordan who threw 232'6" for his record breaking performance. Flanagan currently is No. 1 in the NCAA for his ground breaking performance at Battle of the Beach VI.
CHANTICLEERS PARTICIPATE IN THREE INDOOR MEETS
The men's track and field team participated in the first day of Virginia Tech Indoor Invitational on Friday, January 15 in Blacksburg, Va. The Chanticleers sent 14 athletes that weekend, with three placing in the top-15 on the first day. Redshirt-junior Jacques Watson highlighted the day for the Chants by winning the high jump event with a mark of 7'00.25", tying a career-best in indoor. Senior Jack Hutchison had a great start to the season, placing eighth in a very competitive 60-meter hurdle final with a time of 8.08. In the weight throw, sophomore Jason Jensen had a team-best fourth- place finish with a throw of 57-05.00". Sophomore Corey Jameson had a strong showing, running a 6.99 in the 60-meter dash to take a 15th-place finish out of 34 participants. Junior Ross Graves also participated in the event, jumping a 6'04.75".
SYKES-SABOCK CHALLENGE CUP
The Coastal Carolina men's track and field team finished ninth with six top-10 finishers in a highly competitive Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday, Feb. 6. Jason Jensen highlighted the first day by winning the weight throw, clearing a mark of 61'11". Jensen beat his personal-best by nearly four feet. In the 60-meter hurdles, Jack Hutchison tied for third place with a time of 8.24. Kyle Kling set a school record in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:34.58, finishing in 12th place. The Chanticleers' distance relay team of John Heron, Travis Owens, Stevie Brunson and Kling took fifth place with a 10:20.95 on the first day. On the second day of competition, Jacques Watson placed second in the high jump, clearing 7'1.75". Burton Jones led the Chants in the triple jump, placing sixth, 46'11'.
CLEMSON TIGER PAW INVITATIONAL
The Coastal Carolina men's track and field team participated in the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational on Friday and Saturday Feb. 12-13 in Clemson, S.C. On the first day of competition, the Chanticleers had 11 top-ten finishers and six in the top-five. Highlighting day one was Jacques Watson winning the high jump, clearing 6'.10.25". Ross Graves placed ninth with a jump of 6'4.25". Continuing success in the field events, Jason Jensen threw for 58'.8" in the weight throw, taking fourth place. In the long jump, Burton Jones grabbed ninth place with a jump of 21'10.75" meters. In the running events, Jack Hutchison took third place in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, running a time of 8.10. Corey Jameson qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash and finished in fifth place with a time of 6.87. In the 500-meter dash, Stevie Brunson and Jacob Scheuer placed third and fourth, respectively. Brunson ran for 1:06.94, while Scheuer followed at 1:07.22. In the second day of events, the Chanticleers kept rolling along with three top-10 finishes. The distance medley relay squad was the highlight of the day as the team of Heron, Williams, Tymzcak and Kling took second place just behind Samford with a time of 10:17.51. The Chanticleers continued in the mid-distance relay events with Levy taking eighth place in the 300-meter dash with a time of 36.59. In the field portion of the day, Burton Jones took second in the triple jump with a leap of 47'8.75".