Women's Indoor Track Finishes Second At Big South Championships
Feb. 25, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina University women's indoor track and field team was unable to bring home its fifth Big South Conference Indoor Championship, finishing second behind Liberty in the final day. In a fight to the finish, the spread between the two teams was 20 points with Liberty finishing with 179.5 and Coastal recording 159.5.
Overall, the Chanticleers finished with six individual conference champions and 14 All-Big South honorees.
Kierra Gabe was named the women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer after setting a Big South meet record in the high jump with a 5’8” (1.73m) mark. Gabe also finished fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 38’6.25” (11.74m).
In the triple jump, Melissa Arango joined Gabe in the top 10, placing eighth with a leap of 37’5.75” (11.42m).
Darriale Henley was one of five meet champions after winning the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.575. London Smalls earned All-Big South honors, placing third in 7.592 and Erica Peake was right behind, crossing the line in 7.599. Melekia Simpson rounded out the pack in seventh with a time of 7.78.
In the 200 meters, Erica Peake won her first Big South title after out running the field with a time of 24.64. Smalls earned All-Big South honors, finishing third in 25.36 while Santresa Jamison finished sixth with a time of 25.68.
Patterson also earned All-Big South honors in the shot put with a 41’2.50” (12.56m) toss.
Christian Johnson finished sixth in both the 800 meters and mile run. In the 800 meters, she finished with a time of 2:19.22 and 5:12.17 in the mile run.
In the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, Arango placed seventh at 8.97 and Davis was right behind in eighth with a time of 9.01.
Mary Lawrence finished seventh in the pole vault with a 11’3.75” (3.45m) jump.
In the indoor pentathlon, the Chants finished 5-6-7 as Shanace Issac finished with 3013 points, Jenna Kazmierczak finished with 3003 points and Caitlin Baker finished with 2977. Felicia Aiken finished ninth wth 2948 points.