Mark Johnson Wins Pole Vault for Men's Track and Field at the Duke Twilight
DURHAM, N.C. Coastal Carolina's track and field program had 11 athletes place at the Duke Twilight on Sunday evening, May 8 at Wallace Wade Stadium on the campus of Duke University.
Leading the men was junior Mark Johnson (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./North Myrtle Beach), who won his sixth individual pole vault championship of the season, with a vault of 5.20m/17'00.75". Freshman Tim Roa (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) also placed in the pole vault as his 4.80m/15'09.00" was a personal best and the fourth best at the competition.
Sophomore Galen Jones (Evans, Ga./Lakeside) won the hammer throw, 54.60m/179'02". It was the first individual victory for Jones on the season
Sophomore Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Sarnia Northern) set a new school record, 3:50.69, as he placed seventh in the 1500m. Currie broke former Chant Campbell Claridge's old mark of 3:51.24.
For the women, freshman DeMiracle Washington (Irmo, S.C./Irmo) won the triple jump for the third time this season with a jump of 11.57m/37'11.50" for Coastal.
Junior Tamara Bryant (Pasadena, Calif./ La Salle (Moorpark C.C.)) placed second in both the discus, 48.58m.159'04", and the hammer throw, 53.03m/174'00". She was the top collegiate woman in both events.
Freshman Aubrey Bergquist (Pataskala, Ohio/Watkins Memorial) ran a personal-best time of 4:50.72 in the 1500m for the Lady Chanticleers.
Coastal's track and field programs are next in action next weekend, May 13-14, at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanata, Ga. on the campus of Georgia Tech.