May 3, 2012
Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This week: The Chanticleer distance competitors and throwers head to Durham, N.C., to take part in the Duke Twilight while the sprint, jump and hurdle group head to Big South member Winthrop for the Winthrop Twilight in Rock Hill, S.C. Both events are scheduled for Sunday and act as de facto final qualifiers for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, which starts on May 24 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Last Week: Coastal Carolina flexed its proverbial muscle at the world-renowned Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. The Chanticleers combined to bring nine top 10 finishes and a pair of school records back to Conway. Senior javelin specialist Jason Flanagan recorded Coastal’s top finish at the event with a third-place effort of 71.34m (234-00). Chanticleer records fell in the men’s shuttle hurdle relay and the women’s distance medley relay. The foursome of Shane Norris, Tre’von Gee, Russel Kanner and Carrington Fernandors carded a time of 59.50 in the men’s shuttle hurdle relay, while the women’s DMR quartet of Christian Johnson, Christina Davis, Shelby Nicosia and Sophie Perry clocked an impressive time of 11:48.23.
Coverage: Make sure to visit GoCCUSports.com for results and full recap the competition.
This Week: The Chanticleers wrap up the regular season this weekend at home against Big South opponent Winthrop on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m. Prior to the start of Sunday’s game seniors Sarah Maples, Chelsea Pineda and Stacy Snellings will be honored for their accomplishments and contributions to the Chanticleer softball program. Coastal is also playing in its final game at the Coastal Carolina University softball field before the stadium, along with baseball’s Watson Stadium, undergo a $10.2 million renovation. Former coaches Dee Dee Kish Williams (1987) and Jess Dannelly (1988-2009) will throw out first pitches prior to the start of the game on Sunday in honor of the final game before construction begins. The Chanticleers hold a slight 43-40 advantage over the Eagles after having won two of three games each of the previous two seasons.
Last Week: Coastal played UNC Wilmington in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 25 in Wilmington, N.C., winning the first game 10-0 in five innings, before taking the second game 1-0 in ten innings. The Chanticleers faced the Seahawks in their final road games of the regular season. Coastal improved to 35-17 on the season following the two wins to record the programs eighth 35-plus win season.
Coverage: Live stats will be available via GoCCUSports.com and live video will be available for Sunday’s game via www.bigsouthsports.com.