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Women's Indoor Track & Field Opens Season at Virginia Tech Invitational

Virginia Tech Invitational starts on Friday, Jan. 13

Shantelle Patterson

Shantelle Patterson

Jan. 12, 2012

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's indoor track and field team will open its season this weekend at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va., on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14.

Coastal has 20 student-athletes competing in the meet that starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Last year at the Virginia Tech Invitational the Chanticleers posted nine top-20 performances. Shantelle Patterson led the way for Coastal, as she finished ninth in the weight throw with a mark of 15.14 meters (49-8.06) and 10th in the shot put with a throw of 12.20 meters (40'.05").

Christian Johnson attained a 10th place showing in the 800 meters following a time of 2:19.69.

Coastal is looking to win its seventh Big South Conference championship this season after a two year hiatus.

Live results for the meet can be found by clicking here.