Men's Track & Field Competes At Duke Twilight This Week
COASTAL TRACK & FIELD HEADS TO DUKE TWILIGHT:Coastal Carolinas mens track & field team will travel to Durham N.C. to participate in the Duke Twilight. Competition will begin Sunday, May 7 beginning with the hammer throw at 9 a.m.
CHANTICLEERS AT THE DUKE TWILIGHT: On the track, freshman Aubrey Lemon will be competing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Freshman Jamie McCarthy, junior Doug Currie and senior Nelson Olveira will be competing in the 1500-meter run. Freshman Tyrone Murphy will compete in the 400 meter hurdles as sophomore Jim Chmelik competes in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles and Jarvarius Phelps will compete in the 400-meter dash.
In field events, Tommy Sugishita will participate in the hammer and discus throw along with teammate Jacob Edelman while Marcus Johnson will compete in the long jump.
2006 EAST REGIONAL QUALIFIERS: The Chanticleers have at least five team members who will compete in at least six events in the NCAA East Regionals this season. Senior Mark Johnson will be competing in the pole vault, Thomas Jordan in the javelin, Galen Jones in the hammer and shot put, Tommy Sugishita in the discus and freshman Tyrone Murphy in the 400-meter hurdles. The Regionals will be held in Greensboro, N.C. and will begin Saturday, May 26.
PENN RELAY RESULTS: Coastal Carolinas mens track and field team had three results in the first day of its competition in the nationally-renowned Penn Relays, Fri., Apr. 28.
Freshman Tyrone Murphy finished 28th out of 76 in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.98. In the distance medley relay, the team of Murphy, freshman Jamie McCarthy, junior Doug Currie and senior Nelson Oliveira finished 29th with a time of 10:31.07.
In the discus, junior Tommy Sugishita finished 12th with a throw of 46.81m/153 7".
Coastal Carolinas mens track and field wrapped up competition at the nationally-renowned Penn Relays with three top-10 finishes on the final day, Sat., Apr. 29. The group battled windy conditions at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
Redshirt sophomore Thomas Jordan finished fourth in the championship javelin flight with a throw of 2266" (69.05m), his second-best performance of the season. Freshman Kyle Hoddy finished fifth in the college javelin bracket with a throw of 1972" (60.10m). Junior Galen Jones finished sixth in the college hammer throw bracket with a throw of 1893" (57.69m), with junior Tommy Sugishita finishing 21st with a distance of 1727" (52.61m).