CULLHOWEE, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina men's track and field squad posted four podium finishes on the first day of the Western Carolina Invitational, Mar. 31.
In the shot put, junior Galen Jones (Evans, Ga/Lakeside) was the top collegian and second overall with a throw of 14.78m (48' 6"), while sophomore Jacob Edelman (Dryden, NY/Dryden) was right behind him in third at 13.90m (45' 7.25"). Art Hill was next for Coastal in sixth with a toss of 12.97m (42' 6.75").
In the discus, Coastal went 2-3-4, led by junior Tommy Sugishita (Arroyo Grande, Calif./Arroyo Grande (Moorpark JC)) at 48.27m (158' 4"). Freshman Dorian Johnson (Camden, S.C./Camden) was third with a new personal best by three inches of 46.63m (153' 0"), which was also the fifth-best in CCU history. Freshman Eric Singleton (Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort) was fourth in the event at 45.43m (149' 0"). Hill was eighth for CCU at 42.92m (140' 10"), while sophomore Edelman was ninth at 42.84m (140' 7")
Junior Marcus Johnson (Orangeburg, S.C./Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Claffin)) was CCU's only competitor in the long jump, finishing fifth with a leap of 6.68m (21' 11").
The two-day event wraps up Sat., Apr. 1 in Cullowhee, N.C.