Men's Track to Host Shamrock Invitational this Weekend

Men's Track to Host Shamrock Invitational this Weekend

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CONWAY, S.C.- Coastal Carolina’s men’s and women’s track and field team’s will host their second outdoor meet of the season, the Shamrock Invitational, this weekend, Mar. 18-19, 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. 18 with the men’s hammer throw. The second day of action is set to begin at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Mar. 19 with the discus and the 5,000m. The day is expected to conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 19. with the 4x400 meter relay.

The CCU throwers had another strong meet at the CCU Invitational last weekend. Junior Tamara Bryant (Pasadena, Calif./La Salle (Moorpark C.C.) won the women’s discus (48.50m/159’1") and placed second in women’s hammer throw (55.55m/182’3"). Both were personal records for Bryant with the discus thow ranking as the second best mark in school history. Also throwing well was freshman Sylvia Galarza (Millville, N.J./Millville) who finished second in the shotput (13.28m43’7") and discus (44.90m/147’4"), Senior Anne Marie Moutsinga (Galati, Romania/Radu Negru) and freshman DeMiracle Washington (Irmo, S.C./Irmo) are both coming off individual victories and will lead the CCU women’s team in the 5,000m and triple jump, respectively.

The Lady Chanticleers will also have sophomore Chasity Johnson (North Charleston, S.C./Fort Dorchester) competing this weekend. Johnson was in Fayetteville, Ark., last weekend where she placed eighth at the 2005 NCAA Indoor National Championship in the triple jump with a new school and conference record of 13.20m/43’3.75". She became only the third female Coastal athlete to achieve All-American status with the mark.

Senior Terah Kipchiris (Kitale, Kenya/Saboti Secondary (Kenyatta)) will lead the Coastal men in the competition after winning the 5,000m (14:38.48) last weekend. Others to record individual victories for the Chanticleers men’s team last weekend include junior Mark Johnson (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) in the pole vault and freshman Jim Chmelik (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) in the 110m hurdles. Chmelik’s mark of 14.89 was a new personal and school record. Coastal’s 4x400 Relay ‘A’ Team ((Paul Scheuer (Blackstone, Ill./Dwight Township), Nick Maxwell (Englishtown, N.J./Notre Dame), Kendall White (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast), and Dustin Cowan (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Tech Charter (Western Carolina)) won its event with a time of 3:17.02.

The Coastal Carolina track and field program will next be in action on Mar. 25-26 as it travels to Raleigh, N.C. to compete in the Raleigh Relays on the campus of North Carolina State. Also on the same date some members of the program will compete in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on the campus of Stanford University.

Shamrock Invitational

March-18-19 2005

March 18-Friday


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

Javelin Women Followed by the Men


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

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

March 19-Saturday


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




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