Men's Track & Field Finishes Strong On Last Day Of Shamrock Invitational
CONWAY, S.C. - Coastal Carolina's men's track and field set two new school records, both by freshmen, and crowned two champions and four runners-up on the final day of the CCU Shamrock Invitational, Saturday, March 18.
Freshman Tyrone Murphy (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) finished first in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, posting a personal-best and school-record time of 52.77. Freshman Aubrey Lemon (Goose Creek, S.C./Stratford) won the 200 meters with a season best of 21.79, the fourth-best time in CCU history. He also finished third in the 100 meters in a time of 10.87.
In his first collegiate competition, sophomore Jerome Simpson (Reidsville, N.C./Reidsville) posted a new high jump school record, clearing 2.03m (6' 8"). He also placed fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 22:14. Senior Mark Johnson (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) finished second in the pole vault with a leap 5.05m (16' 6.75") result. Sophomore Jim Chmelik (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) was the runner-up in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.08, while Lemon, sophomore Daniel Stokes (Bluffton, S.C./Hilton Head (Savannah State)), freshman Jarvarius Phelps (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood) and freshman Jonathan Jeffries (Rock Hill, S.C./Victory Christian Center) posted a 42.04 in the 4x100-meter relay to place second.
Junior Tommy Sugishita (Arroyo Grande, Calif./Arroyo Grande (Moorpark JC)) had a personal best of 49.67 in the mens discus, the second-best throw all-time at CCU, while sophomore Art Hill (Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern) and Jacob Edelman (Dryden, NY/Dryden) posted personal season bests in the discus of 44.10m (1448) and 43.90m (1440), respectively. The distance corps also had a good outing as freshman Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Ireland/North Monastery), senior Nelson Oliveira (Coimbra, Portugal/Quintas das Flores) and junior Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Sarnia Northern) went 3-4-5, respectively, in the mens mile.
Coastal will next compete in the Raleigh Relays Friday, March 24.