Men's Track and Field in Second After Day Two at Big South Champs
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina's men's track and field team is in second place with 51 points after the Day Two of the 2008 New Balance Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships presented by Mondo and UCS held Friday, April 18 at Irwin Belk Track Complex. Two Chanticleers earned All-Conference honors in the second day's competition, bringing Coastal's total All-Conference honors to four.
Sophomore Jack Hutchison (Chester, Md./Kent Island) earned All-Conference honors in the decathlon by finishing second with 6,264 points. Classmate Steven Harmon (Columbia, S.C./Irmo) also picked up All-Conference honors with a third-place finish and 5,687 points. Also scoring in the decathlon was sophomore Alex Levy (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley), who recorded 5,279 points and placed eighth.
Both senior Jake Edelman (Dryden, N.Y./Dryden) and redshirt junior Chris Abercrombie (Mauldin, S.C./Mauldin (Charleston Southern)) scored points in the shot put. Edelman finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 49'11.25" (15.22m), while Abercrombie threw 47'0.25" (14.33m) and placed eighth.
Sophomore John Heron (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) scored points in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing seventh with a time of 9:42.43.
Four Chanticleers advanced to event finals on Saturday by qualifying in Friday's prelims with junior Tyrone Murphy (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) and sophomore Jerome St. Bernard (Markham, Ontario, Canada/McGivney (Monmouth)) each qualifying for two events. Murphy's ran the fastest time in the 400-meter hurdle trials, clocking 53.62, and then was fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.15. Meanwhile, St. Bernard reached the finals in both the 100-meter dash and the 200 metes after his time was one of the top two fastest times following the automatic qualifiers. He ran 10.78 in the 100 meters and then raced 21.95 in the 200.
Junior Jarvarius Phelps (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood) also qualified for the 400-meter dash finals by placing sixth in a time of 49.29.
In the 100-meter prelims, freshman Ryan Edlich (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan) ran 10.84 and finished second in his heat in order to automatically qualify for Saturday's finals.
Liberty leads the team scores after the Day Two with 98 points.
The final day of the 2008 New Balance Big South Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19.