Women's Indoor Track Finishes Second At Big South Championships

The Chanticleers finished the meet with six individual event winners.

Kierra Gabe was named the Female Most Outstanding Field Athlete of the meet.

Kierra Gabe was named the Female Most Outstanding Field Athlete of the meet.

Feb. 25, 2011

Complete Results

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). 

Also in the high jump, Kara Gajoch finished with a 5’4.25” (1.63m) mark while Kandisa Allicock jumped 5’2.25” (1.58m) to finish tied for seventh. 

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. 

Jamison won the 400 meters after crossing the finish line in 56.68.  Vondeeshia Humphries was right behind in second at 56.74 while Thomasina Smith finished fifth with a time of 58.93. 

The 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of Humphries, Smith, Ashley Davis and Jerica Howard took home the title for the second straight year with a time of 3:53.17. 

The final event championship title came in the weight throw by Shantelle Patterson with a throw of 55’9.00” (16.99m).  Anjulia Nicholson placed eighth in the event with a 50’2.75” (15.31m) mark. 

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. 

Also in the 800 meters, Janel Reeves placed seventh at 2:19.34 and in the mile run Shelby Nicosia finished ninth at 5:16.59. 

In the 5,000 meters, Emily Marchini crossed the finish line in sixth at 18:00.13 while Jamie Brusa followed in ninth at 18:12.18. 

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. 



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