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Peake Named Women's Track Athlete of the Week

Erica Peake

Erica Peake

April 11, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina's Erica Peakehas been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.

Peake, a junior from Spartanburg, S.C., posted three top 10 finishes at the Auburn Invitational over the weekend. Her best finish came in the 200-meter event as she won her heat and placed third overall with a personal-best time of 23.73. She also placed seventh overall in the 100-meter event with a time of 11.78. Peake closed the meet out by helping her 4x100 meter relay squad post their best time this season as they clocked in at 46.73 to place ninth in the event.

Currently Peake ranks 33rd in the NCAA East Region in the 100m and 13th in the 200m. She also ran a 53.6 split as a member Coastal's 43rd ranked 4x400m relay team. Additionally, she ranks in the top 10 of the Big South in six events, including first in the 200m and 400m.

Peake and the Chanticleers return to action as hosts to the annual Chanticleer Classic on Saturday, April 14. The meet will serve as the team's final warm-up before embarking on its title defense at the 2012 Big South Conference Championship meet.