May 11, 2012
CLEMSON, S.C./ATLANTA - The Coastal Carolina men's and women's track and field teams split their squads on Friday sending 30 competitors to the Clemson Tiger Qualifier while three individuals competed at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
Clemson Tiger Qualifier
Gabrielle Lee and Ruby Durham represented the Chants in the women's 100m trials as each advanced to the finals with times of 12.07 and 12.53, respectively. Lee's time was good for seventh overall, while Durham placed 10th.
Four Chanticleer men stepped into the starting blocks for the 100m-dash. Senior Corey Jameson, who set the all-time CCU record in the event with a 10.54 at the Winthrop Twilight, finished fifth with a time of 10.59 to advance to Saturday's finals. Joining Jameson in the finals are Joseph Wilson, who clocked a 10.71 to place seventh, and Ronnie Jackson. Jackson tied for eighth with a 10.77. Eric Brown rounded out Coastal's efforts in the event with a time of 10.98 to finish 14th.
Reigning Big South Track Athlete of the Week Ashley Davis led a trio of Chants in the women's 100m hurdles trial with a seventh-place finish. A. Davis crossed the line in 14:02 followed by Christina Davis (14.38) in eighth and Camille Hurley (14.54) in ninth.
All-Big South honoree Shane Norris paced three Chanticleers in the 110m hurdles with a sixth-place time of 14.76. Carrington Fernandors clocked a 14.85 to place seventh followed by Tre'von Gee's 14.91 effort in eighth.
Sophomore Raheen Frederick tied for third in the men's long jump with a leap of 7.01m (23-00.00). Aaron Noble placed ninth in the event with a career-best distance of 6.31m (20-08.50). Eric Brown and Burton Jones II finished 11th and 12th, respectively, with jumps of 5.94m (19-06.00) and 5.91m (19-04.75).
The Chanticleers flexed their muscle in the women's 800m run, placing a pair of runners on the podium. Senior Christian Johnson won the event with a 2:12.69 as Sophie Perry stopped the clock in 2:15.40 to place third.
Shelby Nicosia ran the fastest 1,500m time of her career as she placed fourth in 4:36.25. Freshman Letitia Saayman clocked a 4:39.61 to finished seventh followed immediately by Emily Marchini's identical 4:39.61 in eighth.
Georgia Tech Qualifier
Senior javelin sensation Jason Flanagan placed third in the event with a throw of 66.02m (216-07). Flanagan, the Big South's all-time javelin throw record holder, was just three meters shy of the winning distance despite fouling on his final three attempts of the evening.
Danielle England, a freshman, came away sixth in the women's javelin throw with a distance of 38.70m (127-00). England's toss was the third best of her impressive rookie campaign.
Kyle Kling, a senior from Louisville, Ohio, crossed the 5,000m finish line in 15:28.14 to place 16th in the 32-competitor field.
The Chanticleers will wrap up their final day of the regular season at both Clemson and Georgia Tech on Saturday.