Coastal Women's Track and Field Wraps Up First Day at Virginia Tech Invitational

The Chanticleers post six top 20 performances

Sophie Perry

Sophie Perry

Jan. 13, 2012

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Blacksburg, Va. - The Coastal Carolina women's indoor track and field team had a strong showing in the first day of the season-opening Virginia Tech Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13.

The Chanticleers had six top-20 performances during the first day of events, including three top-10 performances.

Shantelle Patterson placed fifth in the weight throw following a toss of 16.66 meters (54-08.00). Anjulia Nicholson finished in 19th place with a mark of 14.78 meters (48-06.00).

Kierra Gabe finished 10th in the triple jump with a mark of 11.80 meters (38-08.75).

Sophie Perry, from Australia, who joined the Coastal track and field team this week, took fourth in the mile following a time of 5:07. Letitia Saayman, a South African who also joined the Chanticleers this week, finished in 14th place with a 5:16.69 and Christian Johnson finished a close 15th with a 5:17.25.

Sharmaine Barnes recorded 41:26 in the 300-meters to take 16th overall.

Mary Lawrence tied for first in the pole vault in the opening round after clearing 3.50 meters (11-05.75) and will look to have another top performance tomorrow in the finals.

The Virginia Tech Invitational continues on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m.