April 7, 2011
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's track & field team will be splitting into two squads and competing at both the Duke Invitational and Florida State Seminole Invitational this weekend.
The Duke Invitational will get under way on Friday at Noon with the javelin and conclude Saturday afternoon with the running of the 4x800 meter relay. The Seminole Invitational opens on Friday at 4 p.m. with the discus and closes on Saturday evening with the 4x400 meter relay.
The Chanticleers will send its top distance and middle distance runners to the Duke Invitational; while the top Chants in the sprints, jumps and throws will travel south to take part in the Seminole Invitational.
Christian Johnson, who has four top ten finishes in the past two meets, will compete in the 800 and 1,500 meters at the Duke Invitational. Johnson currently ranks second in the Big South in the 800 meters and third in the 1,500 meters. Also scheduled to toe the line in the 5,000 meters at Duke are distance standouts Emily Marchini and Jamie Brusa.
The Seminole Invitational will give three Chanticleer who rank tops in the Big South to improve on their season best marks. Sierrah Oates top the Conference ranking in the long jump with a distance of 18-5.25 (5.62m). In the throws, Anjulia Nicholson holds the Big South's top distance in the discus with a toss of 142-03 (43.37m). Reigning league champion, Deborah Mattern, once again holds the season best mark in the javelin with a distance of 145-01 (44.23m). Mattern was also named the Big South Women's Field Athlete of the Week after her impressive performance at last weekends Tiger Track Classic.
Coastal Carolina's top relay teams will also be competing at the Seminole Invitational.
Check back to GoCCUSports.com on Friday and Saturday evening for a complete meet recap and results of the day's action.