April 2, 2010
DURHAM, N.C./GAINSVILLE, Fla. – The Coastal Carolina University women’s track and field team was in action today, Friday, April 2, as the squad was split between the Florida Relays and the Duke Invitational.
Day one in Durham was highlighted by Mary Lawrence in the pole vault. Lawrence cleared 11’5.79” (3.50m) in the event to finish seventh overall and sixth out of the collegiate competitors. Jocelyn Starinshak placed 11th with a new personal-best of 10’11.88” (3.35m) in the event.
In the hammer throw, Robin Callan was the top Chanticleer to finish with a mark of 153’0.22” (46.64m), placing 10th overall and seventh among collegiate competitors and Tenasia White finished close behind in 13th with a 145’-.55” (44.21m) throw. Volunteer assistant coach Amber Campbell also participated in the hammer throw, winning the event and setting a new Wallace Wade Stadium record with a 227’10.64 (69.46m) throw.
Joyce Curtin had a good run in the 5,000 meters, finishing 16th overall and 12th against collegiate competition after posting a time of 18:11.30. Also competing in the event was volunteer assistant coach and two-time World Champion Zola (Budd) PieterseBudd who finished ninth overall with a time of 17:55.13
In Gainsville, senior Ikeiylah Brown continued her early season success, recording her second-best career time in the 200 meters at 23.64 to finish ninth overall and seventh collegiately. Brown also participated in the 100 meters, finishing 18th with a time of 11.72.
Brittany Connor was the top field athlete, placing 10th in the hammer throw with a 166’0.51” (50.61m) mark. Connor also finished 17th in the discus with a 42.67m throw.
The squad will return to action tomorrow, as track and field events begin at 10 a.m. in Durham. In Gainsville, the second day gets underway at 11 a.m.