Feb. 24, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina women’s indoor track and field team concluded day one of the 2011 Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships in second place with 37 points. Liberty leads after day one with 54 points.
In the long jump, Sierrah Oates finished second with an 18’6” (5.64m) mark and was the top Chanticleer to finish in an event final today. Darriale Henley placed close behind in fourth with a 17’11.50” (5.47m) jump while Keegan Woodson and Thomasina Smith finished ninth and 12th, respectively.
In the 3,000 meters, Emily Marchini and Jamie Brusa placed sixth and eighth with times of 10:17.42 and 10:18.57, respectively.
The distance medley team, consisting of Jessica Dennison, Estefania Ramirez, Shelby Nicosia and Janel Reeves were just shy of earning All-Big South honors as the team finished fourth overall with a time of 12:37.20.
After day one of the Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Chanticleers had 14 athletes qualify for the finals tomorrow.
In the 60-meter hurdles, Melissa Arango qualified with a time of 8.85 while teammates Ashley Davis moves on to the finals with a time of 8.88.
Henley won the 60-meter preliminaries with a time a 7.53 and Melekia Simpson, London Smalls and Erica Peake will all join Henley tomorrow in the finals after finishing 4-5-6.
In the 400-meter preliminaries, Vondeeshia Humphries finished first with a time of 57.l5 and Santresa Jamison was close behind in second, crossing the line in 57.50. Smith was the final qualifier in the event in eighth place.
Christian Johnson won the 800-meter prelim with a time of 2:17.91 and teammates Janel Reeves will join Johnson tomorrow after finishing fourth in 2:18.79.
In the prelims of the 200 meters, Erica Peake placed first, crossing the line in 24.69 and Jamison and Smalls also earned a spot in the finals after finishing fourth and sixth.
The Chanticleers return to the track tomorrow to try and capture their sixth Big South title in eight years.