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Mark Johnson Wins Pole Vault for Men's Track and Field at the Duke Twilight

Mark Johnson Wins Pole Vault for Men's Track and Field at the Duke Twilight

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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.