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Men's Track & Field In Search of Third Big South Championship

The Big South Championship Meet will take place from Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23.

April 20, 2011

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VIDEO: Head Coach and Members of the 4x100m Relay Team Preview the Big South Championship Meet

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's track & field team will make a run at its third Big South Conference Championship since 2003 starting on Thursday, April 21 at VMI's Read Memorial Track & Field Facility.  

Since the Big South's inaugural track & field season of 1994 only Coastal Carolina and Liberty have won the crown.  Liberty has claimed 15 championships overall, including the first nine straight.  Coastal Carolina broke the Flames' streak in 2003 as the Chanticleers captured a one point victory and took the crown once again in 2006 by a 31.5 point margin. Since the 2002 season, the Chants have only placed lower than second once (third in 2009).

Last season eight individuals and the 4x100 meter relay team (Corey Jameson, Ryan Edlich, Jerome St. Bernard and Lenny Steed) earned All-Big South honors.  Of the eight, Kyle Kling (1,50m champion), Jacques Watson (high jump champion), Chad Phillips (triple jump champion) and Jason Flanagan (javelin champion) will return to the meet to defend their 2010 crowns.  Jameson, Steed and Edlich of the second place 4x100 meter relay team will attempt to break Charleston Southern's five year stranglehold on the event and capture the programs first 4x100 meter relay championship.  

Through this point of the season, three Chanticleers rank tops in the Big South in their respective events.  Jason Flanagan holds the conference standard in the javelin with a distance of 70.09m (229-11), while Jacques Watson is tied for the Big South high jump lead with a cleared height of 2.08m (6-9.75).  The Coastal 4x100 meter relay team is also first in the Big South with an impressive time of 40.27.  The quartet of Jameson, Chris Lawson, Edlich and Steed are a mere .17 second away from equaling the Coastal Carolina all-time record.  Additionally, six other individuals rank in the top three in the Big South standings in their respective events.
 
Men's 100-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 4:05 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 1:50 p.m.
2010  Champion: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) - 10.23
2011 Leader: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) - 10.39
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Chris Lawson, Lenny Steed, Corey Jameson, Ryan Edlich

Men's 200-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 5:55 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 2:55 p.m.
2010 Champion: Dantwan Spreads (Charleston Southern) - 21.04
2011 Leader: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) - 21.04
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Lenny Steed, Chris Lawson, Ryan Edlich, Tyler Askew

Men's 400-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 3:10 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 1:35 p.m.
Defending Champion: Levi Brooks (Charleston Southern) - 47.04 (Second in a row)
2011 Leader: Taylor Courtney (Liberty) - 48.16
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Stevie Brunson, Evan Desaulniers, Raheen Frederick, Darren Tymczak

Men's 800-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 4:40 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 2:05 p.m.
2010 Champion: Felix Kitur (VMI) - 1:49.62 (Third in a row)
2011 Leader: Felix Kitur (VMI) - 1:49.16 (No. 21 nationally)

Men's 1,500-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 1:50 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 12:40 p.m.
Defending Champion: Kyle Kling (Coastal Carolina) - 3:52.47
2011 Leader: Isaac Wendland (Liberty) - 3:51.88
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Cameron Wells

Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Event Schedule: Final - Friday at 6:35 p.m.
2010 Champion: Evans Kigen (Liberty) - 9:14.65
2011 Leader: Jacob Smith (High Point) - 9:00.56
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Spencer Lange, Andre Enoch, Ryan Caputo, Rob Delviscio

Men's 5,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final - Saturday at 3:20 p.m.
2010 Champion: Evans Kigen (Liberty) - 14:34.66
2011 Leader: Adam Freudenthal (Winthrop) - 14:41.20
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kyle Kling, Rob Delviscio, Ryan Caputo, Cameron Wells

Men's 10,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Final - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
2010 Champion: Jesse Cherry (High Point) - 30:13.20 (Second in a row)
2011 Leader: Sam Chelanga (Liberty) - 28:15.64 (No. 1 nationally)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kyle Kling, Ryan Caputo

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 2:40 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 1:15 p.m.
2010 Champion: Jack Hutchison (Coastal Carolina) - 14.07 (Second in a row)
2011 Leader: Keary Simms (Winthrop) - 14.18
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Russel Kanner, Tre'von Gee

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims - Friday at 5:15 p.m.; Final - Saturday at 2:40 p.m.
2010 Champion: Paul Steinke (Gardner-Webb) - 52.17
2011 Leader: Jermal McClendon (Charleston Southern) - 52.10
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Russel Kanner, Jacob Scheuer

Men's 4 x 100 Relay
Event Schedule: Final - Saturday at 12:10 p.m.
2010 Champion: Charleston Southern - 40.00 (Fifth in a row)
2011 Leader: Coastal Carolina - 40.27
Coastal Carolina Entrants: CCU `A' - Jameson, Lawson, Edlich, Steed

Men's 4 x 400 Relay
Event Schedule: Final - Saturday at 3:55 p.m.
2010 Champion: Radford - 3:15.04 (Third in a row)
2011 Leader: Radford - 3:15.07
Coastal Carolina Entrants: CCU `A' - four team members yet to be determined

Men's Long Jump
Event Schedule: Final - Thursday at 4:45 p.m.
2010 Champion: Clarence Powell (Liberty) - 24-0.25 (7.32m)
2011 Leader: Lavon Allen (Charleston Southern) - 24-5.5 (7.45m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Raheen Frederick, Burton Jones, Ross Graves, Tyler Askew

Men's Triple Jump
Event Schedule: Final - Saturday at 1 p.m.
2010 Champion: Chad Phillips (Coastal Carolina) - 49-2.25 (14.99m)
2011 Leader: Anthony Bryant (Liberty) - 50-2.75 (15.31m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Burton Jones, Chad Phillips, Nehemiah Shelley, JaDarrell Barnette

Men's High Jump
Event Schedule: Final - Friday at 4:30 p.m.
2010 Champion: Jacques Watson (Coastal Carolina) - 6-11 (2.11m)
2011 Leader: Jacques Watson (Coastal Carolina) and Dennis James (VMI) - 6-9.75 (2.08m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Jacques Watson, Burton Jones, Jerry Ntumba, Ross Graves

Men's Pole Vault
Event Schedule: Final - Saturday at 11 a.m.
2010 Champion:Cody Fridgen (Liberty) - 15-5.5 (4.71m)
2011 Leader: Kolby Shepherd (Liberty) - 17-6.5 (5.35m) (Tied for No. 7 nationally)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Matthew Hatheway

Men's Shot Put
Event Schedule: Final - Friday at Noon
2010 Champion: Ryan Smith (Liberty) - 55-10.25 (17.02m)
2011 Leader: Ryan Smith (Liberty) - 57-11.25 (17.66m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Charlie Tidwell, Cameron Griggs, Tyler Swanson

Men's Discus
Event Schedule: Final - Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
2010 Champion:Elliot Galeone (Liberty) - 159-3 (48.55m)
2011 Leader: Elliot Galeone (Liberty) - 174-6 (53.20m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Cameron Griggs, Charlie Tidwell, Tyler Swanson

Men's Javelin
Event Schedule: Final - Thursday at 9 a.m.
2010 Champion: Jason Flanagan (Coastal Carolina) - 219-11 (67.03m)
2011 Leader: Jason Flanagan (Coastal Carolina) - 229-11 (70.09m) (No. 24 nationally)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Jason Flanagan, Bryan Fill, Chris Tillotson, Tyler Slapikas

Men's Hammer
Event Schedule: Final - Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
2010 Champion: Timothy Morse (Radford) - 210-1 (64.04m)
2011 Leader: Christoph Hutschalik (Gardner-Webb) - 200-5 (61.08m)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Charlie Tidwell, Cameron Griggs, Tyler Swanson

Men's Decathlon
Event Schedule: Day One - Begins Thursday at Noon; Day Two - Begins Friday at 11 a.m.
2010 Champion: Dominique Riggins (Charleston Southern) - 6,403
2011 Leader: Geren Woodbridge (Liberty) - 6,955