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Kipchiris Leads Track and Field on the First Day of the Penn Relays

Kipchiris Leads Track and Field on the First Day of the Penn Relays

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PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Coastal Carolina's track and field teams had eleven athletes compete on the first day of the Penn Relays on Thursday, Apr. 28 at Franklin Field.

    For the men, senior Terah Kipchiris (Kitale, Kenya/Saboti Secondary (Kenyatta)) was 10th in the college men's steeplechase championship, 9:07.39, which is also his best mark of the season.

    Also for the men, both Nelson Oliveria (Coimbra, Portugal/Quinta das Flores) and Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Sarnia Northern) placed in the Olympic Development 5,000m. Oliveria's time of 14:32.02 placed him 21st, while Currie placed 33rd with a 14:48.57, both times are season bests times as well.

   Leading the woman was junior Brittany Reid (McKinney, Texas/Rowlett (Coffeyville)) who placed second in college women's discus, 49.61m/162'09.00". The throw was a personal best for Reid and also the best mark recorded by the Lady Chanticleers this season.

    Othe Coastal standouts from the first day include freshman Sylvia Galarza (Millville, N.J./Millville) who finished seventh in the women's shot put with a 13.62m/44'08.25". Galarza also finished in 10th in the college discus, 45.19m/148'03".

    Junior Ebony Brown (Columbia, S.C./Eau Claire) was second in sixth heat of the 400m hurdles (1:01.81). Sophomore Chasity Johnson (North Charleston, S.C./Fort Dorchester) finished 12th in the long jump, 5.53m/18'01.75" and senior Anne Marie Moutsinga (Galati, Romania/Radu Negru) finished 12th in the 10,000m college championship, 35:20.42.

    Coastal's track and field programs are next in action on Friday, Apr. 29 as they continue to participate in the Penn Relays starting at 9:00 a.m. with the men's 400m hurdles.