Women look to win three-straight while the men go for their third title in program history
The Chanticleers earned the award for the 10th consecutive year.
Kierra Gabe concludes her career as Coastal's all-time high jump record holder.
Seven student-athletes graduated with honors.
The NCAA East Preliminary Round will be contested from Thursday through Saturday, May 24-26 in Jacksonville.
2012 Big South Outdoor Championships Day 2 (April 20, 2012)
2012 Big South Outdoor Championships Day 1 (April 19)
2012 Track & Field Senior Day Chanticleer Classic | April 14, 2012
**2011: NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier for high jump... School record holder in the high jump with a mark of 5'8.75"... 2010: Big South Indoor High Jump Champion and Big South Meet Record Holder in the high jump with a clearance of 5'7.75".
2011 Outdoor: Ended the season ranked 62nd in the nation in the high jump after posting a Coastal Carolina record jump of 5'8.75" (1.75 m) at the NCAA East Preliminary in Bloomington, Ind. and was 28th in the East Top 48... Also recorded a mark of 5'8.75" at The Penn Relays... Took second in the high jump event at the Big South Outdoor Championship with a mark of 5'5" (1.65 m)... Finished first in the long jump at the CCU/Shamrock Invitational with a mark of 17'3.5" (5.58 m)... Posted a season best jump in the triple jump at the Big South Outdoor Championship with a mark of 38'7" (11.76 m)... Completed the season ranked tied for first in the high jump, fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump.
2011 Indoor: Named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the 2011 Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships after winning the high jump with a mark of 5'8" (1.73 m), which was a meet and school record... Selected as a Big South Indoor Field Athlete of the Week and also chosen as the Coastal Carolina Athlete of the Week... During the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup she posted a jump of 5'8" in the high jump to take second place and was third in the event at the Tiger Paw Invitational... Finished in fifth place in the triple jump at the Big South Indoor Championship with a season best mark of 38'6.25" (11.74 m).
2010 Outdoor: Set personal-best jump of 5'7" in the high jump at Georgia Tech... Tied for eighth in the high jump with a jump of 5'5.75" at the North Carolina A&T Invitational... Had a jump of 5'5.25" finishing first at Vertklasse Meeting and second at Liberty Twilight... Competed in the high jump and 400m hurdles at Big South Conference Championships... Competed in the 400m hurdles at Florida Relays... Finished fifth in high jump with a jump of 5'3" at Weems Baskin.
2010 Indoor: Big South Indoor Champion, School Record Holder, and Big South Meet Record Holder in the high jump with a clearance of 5'7.75"... Placed sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 37'4.50" at indoor conference championships... Cleared 1.65m in the high jump finishing fifth at Tiger Paw Invite... Jumped a personal best 37'9.50" in the triple jump and cleared 5'5" in the high jump at Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
2009 Outdoor: Finished fifth in 400-meter hurdles at the Big South Championships... Ran a personal best time of 1:03.86 in the 400-meter hurdles preliminary round at the Big South Championships.
2009 Indoor: Finished fourth at the Big South Championships in the high jump... Had a season best in high jump of 5'4.25" at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational... Finished eighth in 400 meters at Big South Championships... Season best of 58.10 in 400 meters in the qualifying round at the Big South Championships... Member of the 4x400-meter relay team that ran a season-best 3:52.12 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
High School: South Carolina Class A state high jump champion junior year, attaining All-State status... Also earned All-State status in triple jump and long jump her senior season... Named team MVP all four years... Also played basketball four years, and was named MVP in junior and senior seasons... Participated in volleyball freshman year.
Personal: Full name: Kierra Nicole Gabe... Daughter of Joseph and Yvonne Gabe... Majoring in accounting.