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Women's Track & Field Sends Four to Gamecock Invitational

Coastal will have four throwers in Gamecock Invitational

Naomi Atkins

Naomi Atkins

Feb. 16, 2012

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's track and field team will have four student-athletes taking part in the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C., at the University of South Carolina on Friday, Feb. 18.

Naomi Atkins, Brittany Connor, Anjulia Nicholson and Shantelle Patterson will compete in the weight throw and the shot put. The weight throw is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. and the shot put is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Patterson is leading Coastal in both events with a season best mark of 12.60 (41-4.25) in the shot put and 16.05 meters (52-8.25) in the weight throw.

The Gamecock Invitational is the final meet for the Chanticleers before the Big South Conference Championship on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 in Blacksburg, Va. Coastal will be looking to win its sixth Big South Championship in program history, as they have finished runner-up the past two seasons.