April 7, 2011
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's track & field team will be splitting into two squads and competing at both the Duke Invitational and Florida State Seminole Invitational this weekend.
The Duke Invitational will get under way on Friday at Noon with the javelin and conclude Saturday afternoon with the running of the 4x800 meter relay. The Seminole Invitational opens on Friday at 4 p.m. with the discus and closes on Saturday evening with the 4x400 meter relay.
The Chanticleers will send its top distance and middle distance runners to the Duke Invitational; while the top Chants in the sprints, jumps and throw will travel south to take part in the Seminole Invitational.
One of the most intriguing events at either venue will be the 5,000 meters at the Duke Invitational. Friday evening Chanticleer standout Kyle Kling will compete with Duke's Josh Lund, who holds Duke's indoor school records in both the 3,000 and 5,000m and NCAA indoor champion Leonard Korir of Iona. Kling is a mere 12 seconds from breaking the Coastal Carolina 5,000 meters all-time mark.
The Seminole Invitational will see three Chanticleers who currently rank in the top 48 in the NCAA in their respective events attempt to improve on their season bests. Charlie Tidwell and Jacques Watson both enter the meet ranked 48th in the NCAA in the hammer and high jump, respectively. Coastal's top ranking athlete is Jason Flanagan in the javelin. Flanagan has thrown the 16th best distance in the NCAA East Region and 27th best in the NCAA this season.
The Chants top relay team will also be in competition at the Seminole Invitational.
Check back to GoCCUSports.com on Friday and Saturday evening for a complete meet recap and results of the day's action.