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Men’s Track and Field Finish Strong at Shamrock Invitational

Men’s Track and Field Finish Strong at Shamrock Invitational

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CONWAY, S.C.—The Coastal Carolina University men’s track and field team finished competition in the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday, Mar. 17. Tyrone Murphy set a new school record in the 400-meter-hurdles.   In the hurdles, Tyrone Murphy (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) finished the 400-meter-hurdles in second place with a school record and personal best time of 52.51. Ben Wheeler (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) also ran a personal best time in the 110-meter-high-hurdles finishing in 14.98 for third-place which ranks him third on CCU’s All-time list.   "We had some very good results this weekend, and a very productive week of practice during the spring break," Head Coach Jeff Jacobs said. "It was a good experience for our team, who is still very young, to go up against some of the quality Division I teams like Notre Dame, Kentucky, East Carolina and Liberty. We are headed in a positive direction toward defending our Big South title. Tyrone Murphy had an outstanding performance today in the 400-meter-hurdles."
  Marshawn Martin (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast S.C. State)) finished second and ran a season-best time of 1:56.10 in the 800 meters. Martin was also part of Coastal’s third-place 4x400-meter-relay team that finished in a time of 3:18.37. (Martin, Lemon, Phelps, Lambert)   Coastal had five finish top ten finishers in the 1500-meter-run. In second was Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Sarnia Northern) with a time of 3:55.05. In fourth was Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Cork, Co., Ireland/North Monastery) in 3:56.53. John Heron (Manlius N.Y./Fayettville-Manlius) finished in sixth in 4:02.66 with Blair Paul (Queenston, Ontario/Sir Winston Churchill) behind him in seventh in 4:03.85 . Max Hacker took home a ninth-place finish with a time of 4:06.13.   Jake Morris (Aiken, S.C./Aiken) finished the 3000-meter-steeplechase in fourth in 9:42.74 a personal best time for Morris.   In the field events, Coastal had a fifth and sixth finish in the shot put. Jacob Edelman (Dryden, N.Y./Dryden) was fifth (14.35 m) and Chris Abercrombie (Mauldin, S.C./Mauldin (Charleston Southern)) was sixth (14.27m).   Tommy Sugishita (Arroyo Grande, Calif./Arroyo Grande (Moorepark JC)) threw the discus 46.67 meters for a ninth place finish.   In jumps, Boyce Bivings (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) was seventh in the long jump (6.30 m).   Up next, the CCU men will head to Winston-Salem, N.C. on Mar. 23-24 to compete in the Wake Forest Relays.