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Men's Track & Field Competes At Settle Bagwell Invitational This Week

Men's Track & Field Competes At Settle Bagwell Invitational This Week

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COASTAL TRACK & FIELD COMPETES IN THE SETTLE BAGWELL INVITATIONAL: Coastal Carolina’s men’s track & field team will compete in the Settle Bagwell Invitational in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, April 15. The Chanticleers will be joined by Big South rivals Winthrop and Charleston Southern as well as South Carolina, Georgia Southern, and the College of Charleston. This will be the final meet before the Big South Conference championships, which begins Thursday, April 20 in Conway. The competition will begin at 11 a.m. with field events.

TOP PERFORMERS IN THE SETTLE BAGWELL INVITATIONAL: Senior Mark Johnson will be competing in the pole vault, last week at the Texas Relays, Johnson posted a school record with a jump of 17’8".5. Galen Jones, Tommy Sugishita and freshman Dorian Johnson will compete in the shot put. Jones and Sugishita will also be in the hammer throw. Johnson, Sugishita and Eric Singleton will also compete in the discus. Marcus Johnson will make his 2006 debut in the triple jump. On the track, freshman Jamie McCarthy, freshman Jason Fisher and junior Doug Currie will compete in the 800 meters. Freshman Aubrey Lemon will participate in the 4x100 relay, the 200 meters and the 400 meters. Lemon will be joined by teammates Jerome Simpson and Tyrone Murphy in the 400 meters. Simpson will also be competing in the high jump and long jump as well as the 4x100 meter relay. Daniel Stokes will be the third member in the 4x100 meter relay and will also be in the 100 meters.

BIG SOUTH CONFERNCE LEADERS: The Chanticleers have several members of the track & field team on the Big South Conference top performance list for the 2006 season. Senior Nelson Oliveira is in the fifth spot in the 800m with a time of 1:55.29 followed by teammate Doug Currie in seventh with a 1:55.88 mark. Oliveira also has the top time in the 5000m with a personal- best 14:29.99 time. Jamie McCarthy is second in the 1500 meters with a personal-best 3:53.65, which he recorded at the Duke Invitational, teammates Currie and Oliveira are sixth and seventh respectively. Freshman Tyrone Murphy holds the first spot in the 400 meter hurdles with a personal-best of 52.77. Senior Mark Johnson leads the pole vault with a 17’8".5 recorded at the Texas Relays. Thomas Jordan holds the top spot in the javelin with a 231’ 8.25", a season best thrown at the Texas Relays. Galen Jones holds third in the hammer throw with a national qualifying mark of 186’2.5" and is second in shot put with a distance of 48’7.75". Tommy Sugishita is first in discus with a 162’11.5" mark, followed by teammates Eric Singleton in third with a 153’11.5" and freshman Dorian Johnson in fifth with a personal-best of 153’0", posted at the Western Carolina Invitational.

DUKE INVITATIONAL AND TEXAS RELAY RESULTS: Coastal Carolina’s men’s track and field team recorded several season-best results at the first day of the Duke Invitational Friday, April 7.

On the track, freshman Jamie McCarthy posted a personal best in the 1500m run, finishing 21st in 3:53.65. Junior Doug Currie finished 24th in the event with a season best of 3:54.65, while senior Nelson Oliveira finished 27th with a season-best time of 3:54.94.

Junior Galen Jones finished second in the hammer with a mark of 183’11" (56.07m), while junior Tommy Sugishita finished fifth with a throw of 175’8" (53.54m).

Coastal Carolina’s men’s track and field finished their last day of competition at the Duke Invitational, Saturday April 8. Two Chanticleers also competed in the Texas Relays with some of the highest ranked individuals in track and field across the country.

At the Texas Relays, senior Mark Johnson finished fourth with a personal-best and school record of 17’8.5". Johnson was competing with Robison Pratt of Brigham Young, who won the NCAA national title during the 2005 season. This mark also ranks Johnson fifth in the country in the event. Redshirt sophomore Thomas Jordan finished third in the javelin with a season-best of 232’ 6" (70.87m), and is ranked fifth in the country.

In Raleigh, the Chanticleers were highlighted by freshman Aubrey Lemon in the 100 meters. He finished ninth with a time of 10.77. Lemon also finished 16th in the 200 meters with a time of 22.09. Daniel Stokes finished 19th in the 100 with a time of 10.89. Jason Fisher brought in a time of 1:56.80 in the 800 meters. Casey Chow finished 16th in the pole vault competition with a season best of 14’5