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Track & Field Hosts Big South Championships Thursday Through Saturday

Action gets underway at 1 p.m. on Thursday with the women's hammer throw.

April 18, 2012

Big South Track & Field Championship Meet Information
Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium | Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Thursday, April 19 - Saturday, April 21
- Admission: $12 for a three day pass, $5 per day
- Program's  with Heat Sheets: $3 at the gate
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CONWAY -
The Coastal Carolina men's and women's track and field teams are set to host the 2012 Big South Track and Field Championship at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach. The three-day meet starts at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 with the women's hammer and concludes on Saturday, April 21 at 4:45 p.m. with the awarding of the Big South Championship trophies.

The Chanticleer women, who are ranked 13th in the USTFCCCA Southeast Region, will look to capture second consecutive conference championship, which they captured by 62 points over runner-up Liberty, and the program's seventh since 2004. The men will bid for their third league crown and first since the 2006; the last time Coastal hosted the Championships.

Heading into the Championships the Coastal women own 43 of Big South top 10 event performances this season. Highlighting the rankings are Erica Peake (200m, 400m), Letitia Saayman (5,000m, 10,000m), Kierra Gabe (high jump, triple jump) and Danielle England (javelin) who each hold the conference's top performance of the season. Additionally, the Chanticleers' 4x400m relay quartet of Peake, Qwontajah Thompson, Santresa Jamison, and Sharmaine Barnes rank atop the Big South with a blistering time of 3:42.84.

The Chanticleer men enter the Championship sporting 32 of the Big South's top 10 individual season performances. Seniors Jason Flanagan and Burton Jones II highlight the Chants' effort this season as the pair rank tops in the javelin and triple jump, respectively. Additionally, Flanagan has twice set the CCU and Big South javelin record on his way to a ninth overall ranking in the NCAA. In all, the Chanticleers have won 10 individual event titles this season.

Event-By-Event Breakdown

Men's 100-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:10 p.m.
2011 Champion: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) - 10.43
2012 Leader: Evan Emery (High Point) - 10.28
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Corey Jameson, Tyler Askew, Ronnie Jackson, Joseph Wilson

Women's 100-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 5 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 2:05 p.m.
2011 Champion: Natalie Pearson (UNC Asheville) - 11.61
2012 Leader: Gabrielle Houston (Charleston Southern) - 11.51
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Erica Peake, Gabrielle Lee, Ruby Durham, Ashley Davis

Men's 200-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 7:20 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 3:35 p.m.
2011 Champion: Javon Young (Charleston Southern) - 20.96
2012 Leader: Evan Emery (High Point) - 20.87
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Joseph Wilson, Corey Jameson, Ronnie Jackson, Tyler Askew

Women's 200-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 7 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Natalie Pearson (UNC Asheville) - 23.78
2012 Leader: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) - 23.76
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Erica Peake, Qwontajah Thompson, Gabrielle Lee, Santresa Jamison

Men's 400-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 4:40 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 1:55 p.m.
2011 Champion: Dantwan Spreads (Charleston Southern) - 47.53
2012 Leader: Justin Doehr (High Point) - 47.93
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Stevie Brunson, DeAndra Lipscomb, Anthony Lynch, Nicholas Parks

Women's 400-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 4:25 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 1:50 p.m.
2011 Champion: Sasha Robinson (Winthrop) - 55.38
2012 Leader: Erica Peake (Coastal Carolina) - 55.05
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Santresa Jamison, Sharmaine Barnes, Jerica Howard, Qwontajah Thompson

Men's 800-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 5:55 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Felix Kitur (VMI) - 1:48.91
2012 Leader: Felix Kitur (VMI) - 1:48.14
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Christian Johnson, Sophie Perry

Women's 800-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 5:40 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 2:20 p.m.
2011 Champion: Meghan Burggraf (Liberty) - 2:13.03
2012 Leader: Sarah Gentry (UNC Asheville) - 2:10.87
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Tim Bryson

Men's 1,500-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 3:20 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 1 p.m.
2011 Champion: Felix Kitur (VMI) - 3:55.39
2012 Leader: Jacob Smith (High Point) - 3:48.14
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Joseph Keitt, Tyler Cummings, Cameron Wells

Women's 1,500-Meter Dash
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 3 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 12:50 p.m.
2011 Champion: Jennifer Klugh (Liberty) - 4:35.08
2012 Leader: Jennifer Klugh (Liberty) - 4:26.75
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Christian Johnson, Sophie Perry, Shelby Nicosia

Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 8 p.m.
2011 Champion: Evans Kigen (Liberty) - 8:53.32
2012 Leader: Josh MacDonald (Liberty) - 9:06.03
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Joseph Keitt, Spencer Lange

Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 7:45 p.m.
2011 Champion: Kelsey Fraser (High Point) - 10:52.72
2012 Leader: Adrienne Cuff (Charleston Southern) - 11:01.94
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Shelby Nicosia, Jessica Dennison

Men's 5,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 4:05 p.m.
2011 Champion: Evans Kigen (Liberty) - 14:35.32
2012 Leader: Jacob Smith (High Point) - 14:01.66
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kyle Kling, Evan Niciphor, Tyler Cummings, Joseph Keitt

Women's 5,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 3:40 p.m.
2011 Champion: Dacia Bushman (Liberty) - 17:29.81
2012 Leader: Letitia Saayman (Coastal Carolina) - 17:20.29
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Letitia Saayman, Emily Marchini, Stephanie Taylor, Christian Johnson

Men's 10,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 8:45 p.m.
2011 Champion: Neal Darmody (High Point) - 30:48.36
2012 Leader: Josh MacDonald (Liberty) - 30:57.09
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kyle Kling, Evan Niciphor

Women's 10,000-Meter Run
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 8 p.m.
2011 Champion: Dacia Bushman (Liberty) - 36:55.27
2012 Leader: Letitia Saayman (Coastal Carolina) - 36:21.70
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Letitia Saayman, Emily Marchini

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 4:10 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 1:35 p.m.
2011 Champion: Keary Simms (Winthrop) - 14.23
2012 Leader: Milan Ristic (UNC Asheville) - 13.94
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Tre'von Gee, Shane Norris, Carrington Fernandors, Russel Kanner

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims. - Friday, 3:45 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 1:25 p.m.
2011 Champion: Olivia Charnuski (Liberty) - 13.93
2012 Leader: Mulern Jean (Charleston Southern) - 13.75
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Ashley Davis, Christina Davis, Camille Hurley

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims. - 6:35 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 3:05 p.m.
2011 Champion: Brett Olinger (Radford) - 52.33
2012 Leader: Taylor Courtney (Liberty) - 52.46
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Russel Kanner, Shane Norris, Jacob McKown, Carrington Fernandors

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
Event Schedule: Prelims. - 6:15 p.m.; Finals - Saturday, 2:55 p.m.
2011 Champion: Manika Gamble (High Point) - 1:00.52
2012 Leader: Manika Gamble (High Point) - 58.85
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Christina Davis, Caitlin Baker, Samantha Simile, Camille Hurley

Men's 4x100-Meter Relay
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 12:40 p.m.
2011 Champion: Charleston Southern - 40.30
2012 Leader: Charleston Southern - 40.26
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Coastal Carolina - four members are yet to be determined

Women's 4x100-Meter Relay
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Coastal Carolina - 45.75
2012 Leader: Liberty - 45.90
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Coastal Carolina - four members are yet to be determined

Men's 4x400-Meter Relay
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Radford - 3:16.02
2012 Leader: Liberty - 3:13.76
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Coastal Carolina - four members are yet to be determined

Women's 4x400-Meter Relay
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 4:25 p.m.
2011 Champion: Coastal Carolina - 3:48.13
2012 Leader: Coastal Carolina - 3:42.84
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Coastal Carolina - four members are yet to be determined

Men's Long Jump
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 4 p.m.
2011 Champion: Lavon Allen (Charleston Southern) - 7.35m (24-01.50)
2012 Leader: Lavon Allen (Charleston Southern) - 7.61m (24-11.75)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Raheen Frederick, Tyler Askew, Burton Jones II, Eric Brown

Women's Long Jump
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 2 p.m.
2011 Champion: Patria Norman (Charleston Southern) - 5.96m (19-06.75)
2012 Leader: Deona Jones (Charleston Southern) - 5.74m (18-10.00)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kierra Gabe, Erica Peake, Keegan Woodson, Ashley Davis

Men's Triple Jump
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 2 p.m.
2011 Champion: Chris Johnson (Liberty) - 14.90m (48-10.75)
2012 Leader: Burton Jones II (Coastal Carolina) - 14.72m (48-03.50)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Burton Jones II, JaDarrell Barnette, Anthony Lynch, Raheen Frederick

Women's Triple Jump
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, noon
2011 Champion: Mia Aghaji (Liberty) - 12.60m (41-04.25)
2012 Leader: Kierra Gabe (Coastal Carolina) - 12.50m (41-00.25)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kierra Gabe, Anna Carnegie, Caitlin Baker, Erica Peake

Men's High Jump
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 4:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Jacques Watson (Coastal Carolina) - 2.14m (7-00.25)
2012 Leader: Kyle Wheeler (Liberty) - 2.13m (6-11.75)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Reggie Nelson, Aaron Noble, Burton Jones II

Women's High Jump
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 2:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Christina Fenske (High Point) - 1.75m (5-08.75)
2012 Leader: Kierra Gabe (Coastal Carolina) - 1.72m (5-07.75)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Kierra Gabe

Men's Pole Vault
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 1 p.m.
2011 Champion: Kolby Shepherd (Liberty) - 5.20m (17-00.75)
2012 Leader: Kolby Shepherd (Liberty) - 5.05m (16-06.75)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: none

Women's Pole Vault
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 5:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Shelley Parker (Liberty) - 3.85m (12-07.50)
2012 Leader: Jennifer Sing (VMI) - 4.05m (13-03.50)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Mary Lawrence

Men's Shot Put
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 3:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Ryan Smith (Liberty) - 16.35m (53-07.75)
2012 Leader: Ryan Smith (Liberty) - 17.98m (59-00.00)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Ryan Minor, Cameron Griggs, Tyler Swanson, James Gore

Women's Shot Put
Event Schedule: Finals - Friday, 1 p.m.
2011 Champion: Ashlei Alexander (Gardner-Webb) - 13.88m (45-06.50)
2012 Leader: Mychelle Cumings (Liberty) - 14.95m (49-00.75)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Shantelle Patterson, Naomi Atkins, Brittany Connor

Men's Discus
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Elliott Galeon (Liberty) - 49.47m (162-04)
2012 Leader: Mark Britton (Winthrop) - 50.40m (165-04)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Cameron Griggs, Tyler Swanson, James Gore, Ryan Minor

Women's Discus
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 10 a.m.
2011 Champion: Mary Grace Lemon (VMI) - 44.02m (144-05)
2012 Leader: Mychelle Cumings (Liberty) - 50.91m (167-00)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Brittany Connor, Anjulia Nicholson, Naomi Atkins, Shantelle Patterson

Men's Javelin
Event Schedule: Finals - Saturday, 2 p.m.
2011 Champion: Elliott Galeon (Liberty) - 69.93m (229-05)
2012 Leader: Jason Flanagan (Coastal Carolina) - 72.87m (239-01)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Jason Flanagan, Jackson Corcoran, Michael Deitzler, Tyler Slapikas

Women's Javelin
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 6 p.m.
2011 Champion: Deborah Mattern (Coastal Carolina) - 43.34m (142-02)
2012 Leader: Danielle England (Coastal Carolina) - 43.27m (141-11)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Danielle England, Tiffani Kuhn, Otessa Velasquez

Men's Hammer
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Christopher Hutschalik (Gardner-Webb) - 60.81m (199-06)
2012 Leader: Carson Sears (Gardner-Webb) - 64.48m (211-06)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Ryan Minor, Cameron Griggs, Tyler Swanson, James Gore

Women's Hammer
Event Schedule: Finals - Thursday, 1 p.m.
2011 Champion: Aimee Veatch (Radford) - 52.78m (173-02)
2012 Leader: Melinda Bendik (Liberty) - 59.26m (194-05)
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Shantelle Patterson, Brittany Connor, Anjulia Nicholson, Naomi Atkins

Men's Decathlon
Event Schedule: Day One - Begins Thursday at 2:20 p.m.; Day Two - Begins Friday at noon
2011 Champion: Geren Woodbridge (Liberty) - 6,926 points
2012 Leader: Antonio Wood (VMI) - 6,657 points
Coastal Carolina Entrants: Darren Tymczak

Women's Heptathlon
Event Schedule: Day One - Begins Thursday at 2:20 p.m.; Day Two - Begins Friday at 12:30 p.m.
2011 Champion: Christina Mitchell (Liberty) - 4,831 points
2012 Leader: Christina Mitchell (Liberty) - 4,406 points
Coastal Carolina Entrants: none