May 7, 2012
DURHAM, N.C./ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina men's and women's track and field teams split their squads on Sunday sending distance competitors and throwers to the Duke Twilight while the sprint, jump and hurdles group competed at the Winthrop Twilight.
Four years of hard work paid its dividends for Corey Jameson as the senior claimed the title as the fastest Chanticleer ever as he broke the Coastal Carolina all-time 100m-dash record. The Easley, S.C., native clocked a blazing 10.54 to place second and supplant former record holder Aubrey Lemon (10.55 in 2007) from atop the CCU record book. Tyler Askew placed fourth in the event with a 10.59 followed immediately by Ronnie Jackson in 10.60. Joseph Wilson (10.68) and Eric Brown (10.78) rounded out the Chanticleer performers in the event.
Ashley Davis claimed the 100m hurdles title as she crossed the finish line in a personal-record time of 13.79. Camille Hurley finished fifth in 14.29, while Christina Davis placed eighth with a 14.43.
All-Big South Conference honoree Shane Norris led a foursome of Chanticleers in the men's 110m hurdles. Norris placed third overall with a time of 14.55. Carrington Fernandors (14.59), Russel Kanner (14.83) and Tre'von Gee (14.95) finished fourth, sixth and seventh, respectively.
Christina Davis represented the Chanticleer women in the 400m hurdles, placing fourth. The All-Big South honoree clocked a 1:05.93.
Russel Kanner finished second in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 53.22. The time is the fastest by a Chanticleer this season and only a second off the Coastal all-time record.
Reggie Nelson won the high jump with a cleared height of 2.05m (6-08.75). The height is a personal-best for Nelson and the heighest by a Coastal student-athlete this season. Freshman Aaron Noble also turned in a career-best performance as he cleared 1.90m (6-02.75).
Freshman Eric Brown placed fourth in the men's long jump with a personal-best distance of 6.55m (21-06.00). Big South runner-up JaDarrell Barnette finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 14.04m (46-00.75).
Anna Carnegie finished as the runner-up in the women's triple jump with a final distance of 10.82m (35-06.00).
The Coastal men had the only two entries in the 4x100m relay at the Winthrop Twilight. The quartet of Askew, Jameson, Wilson and Jackson completed the circuit in a season-best time of 40.68. The foursome of Brown, Lipscomb, Gee and Brunson gained valuable experience as they finished in 42.01.
Freshman Stephanie Taylor competed in her third career 5,000m, finishing in 18:31.76 to place sixth overall. Junior Jessica Dennison placed fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a season and personal-best time of 11:10.04.
Tyler Cummings, a freshman, was the Chants' lone mid-distance competitor to toe the line in Durham. The Pennsville, N.J., native crossed the line in a personal and CCU season-best time of 4:01.18.
The men's distance races featured Chanticleers Evan Niciphor (5,000m) and Joseph Keitt (3,000m steeplechase) each cruising to new personal records. Niciphor clocked an impressive 15:11.53 to place sixth in the 5,000m run to improve his personal-best by more than 17 seconds. Keitt stopped the clock in 9:18.53 in the 3,000m steeplechase to claim ninth overall. The freshman's time is the fourth fastest ever by a Chanticleer.
Ryan Minor continued his excellent rookie campaign with a fifth-place finish in the men's shot put with a throw of 14.67m (48-01.75). The Southport, N.C., product also finished sixth in the hammer throw with a final distance of 51.66m (169-06). Cameron Griggs placed sixth in the discus with a toss of 46.90m (153-10).
Anjulia Nicholson placed fifth in the women's discus with a final measurement of 45.67m (149-10). The mark was Nicholson's second-best of the season trailing only her 46.80m (153-06) effort at the Big South Championship. Senior Brittany Connor came away third in the hammer, throwing the implement 52.56m (172-05) down range.