Top Marks Highlight Track & Field Action on Saturday

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Rogers, Hughes Highlight Gardner-Webb Performances at Tiger Paw Invitational Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Clemson, S.C. - Travis Rogers and Ivana Hughes each registered top three finishes at the Tiger Paw Invitational February 10-11 as the Runnin' Bulldogs turned heads at the prestigious track and field event Friday and Saturday.

Rogers, a senior from Conyers, Ga., achieved a 3rd place finish in the men's weight throw event, throwing a distance of 17.76 m. Rogers also recorded a 12th place showing in the shot put with a personal best distance of 14.52 m.

Hughes, a junior from Evans, Ga., finished in 3rd place in the women's 800 m run recording a time of 2:16.94. Adding to her top three individual finish, Hughes teamed with T'Keyah Bell, Olivia Moody, and Cherish Richardson on Gardner-Webb's 4x400 m relay, finishing in a season best 4:02.01.

On Friday, distance specialist Mike McClay (Lawrenceville, Ga.) recorded 6th and 7th place finishes in the 1000 m run and the 1 mile run respectively, the only runner at the Tiger Paw Invitational to record top 10 finishes in both events. The junior put up personal best times in both events, finishing the 1 mile run in 4:19.28 and the 1000 m run in 2:34.29.

Junior Ariel Zimmerman (Williamsburg, Va.) turned in solid performances in both the 1 mile run and the 3000 m run, finishing 10th (5:10.20) and 11th (10:49.90) respectively. Senior Elizabeth Glunk (Carrolton, Va.) recorded a personal best time in the 3000 m run for the Runnin' Bulldogs, finishing in 11:02.63. Fellow senior Elisabeth Sawyer (Charlotte, N.C.) turned in a personal best performance in the 3000 m run, posting a time of 5:20.94 in the event.

Sophomore Carson Sears (Suwanee, Ga.) put up personal bests in both the weight throw and the shot put, achieving 4th and 11th place finishes in the events respectively. Sears threw for  distances of 17.44 m in the weight throw and 14.81 m in the shot put.

Senior Sarah Herd (Cherryville, N.C.) leaped to a 4th place showing in the women's high jump event, achieving a top height of 1.65 m.

In the men's 800 m run, junior Josiah Stanton-Brooks (Seattle, Wa.) finished 5th in a time of 1:55.87.

Senior Ann Marie Howell (Mooreville, Miss.) was one of three Runnin' Bulldogs to finish in the top 10, recording a 6th showing with a top height of 3.61 m. Juniors Bethany Wright (Clayton, Ga.) and Taylor Cook (Boone, N.C.) tied to finish in 7th place at 3.46 m. Wright's performance established a new personal best.

In the men's pole vault event, junior Clint McManus established a new personal best en route to a 7th place finish, vaulting to a height of 4.60 m.

Sophomore Terry Davis snared 8th place in the men's triple jump, achieving a distance of 13.61 m.

Gardner-Webb's throwers continued to impress with four top 20 finishes on the women's side. Sophomore Jasmine Miles (Amelia, Va.) grabbed a 9th place finish in the weight throw, throwing a personal best distance of 15.96 m in the event. Junior Ashlei Alexander (Queens, N.Y.) also recorded a 9th place finish, throwing 13.08 m in the shot put. Juniors Yazzming Lee (Paterson, N.J.) and Stephanie Hamilton (Blair Neb.) turned in 19th and 20th place finishes in the weight throw (14.60 m) and shot put (11.56 m) events for GWU.

Freshman Chris Darden (Athens, Ga.) continued a strong freshman campaign with a 13th place finish in the men's long jump, leaping a distance of 6.61 m.

Junior Leah Steinke (Green Cove Springs, Fla.) turned in a 14th place finish in the women's 800 m run, finishing with a time of 2:23.58. Fellow middle distance runner Katie Spiro finished in 14th position in the women's 1000 m run, achieving a time of 3:12.87.

In the women's long jump, senior Katy Milton (Monroe, N.C.) and sophomore Kristen Hurley (Columbia, Conn.) tied to finish 19th, leaping a distance of 5.10 m. Hurley turned in another 19th place in the 60 m hurdles, establishing a new personal best time of 9.41. Hurley also set a personal best in the 60 m dash, recording a time of 8.18.

Freshman Miles Harris (Atlanta, Ga.) finished 17th in the men's 400 m dash in a season best 51.31 for the Runnin' Bulldogs.

A pair of distance runners turned in personal bests in the men's 3000 m run. Sophomore Drew Ford (Wasilla, Alaska) recorded a time of 9:31.90 and sophomore Justin Loy (Burrington, N.H.) put up a time of 9:33.35 in the event.

Freshman Nicole Saxton (Tampa, Fla.) finished the women's 200 m dash in a season best 27.99 for the Runnin' Bulldogs. Sophomore Ashley Slate turned in a personal best time in the women's 400 m dash with a time of 1:03.48.

Gardner-Webb got a 7th place finish in the 4x400 m relay, as Davis, Harris, Galen Keene, and Codi Merritt combined to finish in 3:27.40.

The Runnin' Bulldogs will take a week off to prepare for the Big South Indoor Championship meet, set for February 24-25 in Blacksburg, Va.

Chanticleers Earn Eight Top-10 Finishes in Day Two of Tiger Paw Invitational
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's indoor tack & field team wrapped up the second day of the Tiger Paw Invitational at Clemson University on Saturday, Feb. 11 with eight top-10 performances.

Earning the top performance for the Chanticleers was Erica Peake who took second place in the 200 meters with a time of 24.56.

Santresa Jamison took third place in the 400 meter dash following a time of 57.43. Mary Lawrence placed fourth in the pole vault after clearing 3.61 meters (11-84.38).

During the 3000 meter race Letitia Saayman and Emily Marchini finished fifth and sixth. Saayman completed the event in 10:14.13 and Marchini posted a time of 10:17.59.

Sophie Perry and Christian Johnson finished back-to-back in the 800 meter dash taking seventh and eighth. Perry recorded a time of 2:19.24 and Johnson posted a time of 2:19.81.

The Chanticleers also earned a top-10 finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a 10th play showing with a time 4:02.02. Qwontajah Thompson, Anna Carnegie, Camille Hurley and Jerica Howard were the members of the relay team.

Coastal will next compete in the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C. on Friday, Feb. 18.

Courtney, Smith Victorious at Valentine Invite
BOSTON, Mass. - Liberty redshirt juniors Taylor Courtney and Ryan Smith both won events on Saturday at the Valentine Invitational. Meanwhile, teammates Kyle Gill and Andre Washington each notched IC4A qualifiers at the meet held inside the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

Smith captured the men's weight throw title by 10.5 inches, thanks to a personal-best heave of 63-3.5. The two-time reigning Big South Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week entered the day with a personal best of 61-6.75, but five of his six throws landed beyond that mark Saturday afternoon. Smith now ranks No. 3 in program history for the men's weight throw, trailing only Jon Hart and Smith's coach, Clendon Henderson.

Earlier in the day, Smith had thrown the shot put 55-7.5 to place second overall and first among collegiate athletes. It was the fifth time in six meets this season that Smith has been the top collegiate men's shot putter at the event.

Courtney's victory must have felt a little like déjà vu. The last time he competed at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center, Courtney won the 2011 IC4A indoor 500-meter title with a school-record time of 1:01.96. On Saturday, he was again victorious in the 500. His time of 1:03.81 was not quite as fast as his IC4A effort, but Courtney's win came by a decisive 0.84 seconds over Fordham's John Cosgrove.

Washington clocked an indoor personal-best 400-meter time of 48.79 to place 16th, while Gill came in 23rd at 49.05 seconds. Both times came in below the IC4A standard, and Washington's performance makes him No. 10 on Liberty's all-time list.

Leonard Robbins sped to a time of 21.84 seconds in the 200, finishing 10th overall. He climbed to No. 6 on Liberty's indoor 200-meter performance list with the fastest indoor 200 effort by a Flame since Alonzo Phillips ran 21.54 at the 2005 IC4A meet.

Robbins, Washington, Gill and Courtney then teamed up to notch a fifth-place finish in the 4 x 400 relay. Their official time of 3:14.65 makes them the seventh-fastest quartet in program history and the best since 2007.

Freshman Kyle Wheeler also recorded a top 10 finish on Saturday, high jumping 6-6.25 for eighth place in the competition.

Liberty does not have a meet scheduled next weekend. So, the next time the Flames and Lady Flames will be in action will be at the 2012 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships. The meet is slated for Feb. 24-25, at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va. Both the Liberty men's and women's squads are defending conference champions.

RU's Miller Highlights Fast Track Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Antonio Miller (Richmond, Va./Manchester) finished fourth in the triple jump in the JDL Fast Track Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, as the Radford track and field teams split in two competitions this weekend.
 
Miller recorded a mark of 13.58m / 44-06.75 for his season-best fourth-place performance.
 
In the men's weight throw, Tyler Sturgill (Alexandria, Va./Hayfield Secondary) turned in a 14.89m / 48-10.25 mark to finish eighth.
 
Chris Henry (Urbanna, Va./Middlesex) spanned 6.56m / 21-06.25 in the long jump to post a fifth-place showing.
 
Caroline Ratteree (Falcon, Colo./Northeastern JUCO) shed 13 seconds off her previous fastest 3000m time by clocking a 10:36.78 and finishing 15th.  Hannah Scheren (Lovettsville, Va./Loudoun Valley) also posted a 15th place performance in the mile when she crossed the finish line in 5:31.50. 
 
Ronquis Posey (Lawrenceville, Va./Brunswick) capped the meet with new personal-best times in the 60m and 200m dash, at 7.10 and 23.12, respectively. 

Wyatt and Dooms Set Radford Records at Akron Invitational
AKRON, Ohio - Freshman Vincent Wyatt (Atlanta, Ga./William Fleming) set the 60m hurdles school record and Allen Dooms (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) broke the 60-meter dash record to highlight Radford track and field's trip to the Akron Invitational on Saturday. 
 
Wyatt, who broke the 8-second mark for the first time in history, became Radford's top all-time hurdler by clocking a 7.95 and posted a second-place finish.  Dooms set the new standard in the 60m with a 6.88 in the preliminaries and went on to finish third in the finals with a 6.92.
 
Curtis Hodge (Oak Park, Calif./Moorpark College) crushed his personal-best in the weight throw by over two feet and finished runner-up with a mark of 18.12m / 59-05.50.  On the women's side, Aimee Veatch (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) threw 17.80m / 58-04.75 to grab eighth place.
 
Joseph Betts (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) broke into Radford's all-time Top-10 by recording the eighth fastest 200m time, 22.13.  Betts would finish eighth in the event.
 
Jamiecka Baker (Lynchburg, Va./Rustburg) finished runner-up in the triple jump, spanning 11.11m / 36-05.50. 
 
Kaise White (Houston, Texas/Freedom) posted a Top-5 showing in the 400m with a time of 49.05.
 
In the women's 60m hurdles, Courtni Pannell (Newport News, Va./Bethel) ran an 8.80 in the finals to place sixth after an 8.83 qualifying time.  
 
Tehquin Warrick (Hampton, Va./Phoebus) shed nearly two seconds off his previous best time in the 400m and finished third (49.56).  Brett Olinger (Timberville, Va./Broadway) also turned in a solid performance, placing seventh in the same event with a 50.09.
 
Eric Graves (Yorktown, Va./Colorado State) set a new personal-best in the 800m, where he clocked a 1:56.49, bettering his old previous best of 1:59.30. 
 
Shalonda Mitchell (Richmond, Va./Varina) broke 2:20.00 for the first time in her collegiate career with a 2:19.00, good for eighth place.  Kayla Christian (New Kent County, Va./New Kent) also set a new personal-best (25.78) in the 200m, which was good for fifth place. 
 
Brian Gorwitz (Yorktown, Va./Grafton) finished third and ran a 4:23.86 in the mile to highlight the men's distance races.  Elsewhere in men's distance, Ryan Farnan (Winchester, Va./Millbrook) took a sixth-place showing in the 5000m with a time of 15:28.67.

VMI Track and Field Posts Solid Day at Akron
AKRON, Ohio - Jacob Lysher posted an IC4A qualifying mark, while Jenna Moye, Ermin Mujezinovic and Noah Hagos each moved into the top-five on the Big South performance list in their respective events as VMI track and field completed competition at the Akron Invitational, which ended Saturday evening in Akron, Ohio.

Lysher recorded a time of 1:53.88 in the gold division of the 800-meter run, giving him an eighth-place finish. While Lysher did not take part in last year's IC4A 800-meter run, he has, however, competed at the indoor meet previously, as he was part of VMI's world-leading 4X800-meter relay team last season. Meanwhile, his effort Saturday moved him into second place on the Big South performance list entering the weekend's meets.

The men's 3,000-meter run was also kind to the Keydets, as they posted two of the event's top six finishers.

Mujezinovic came home third in 8:30.40, while Hagos crossed the line in sixth with his 8:33.89 clocking. Both results were personal bests, and the two veterans moved into third and fourth, respectively, in the conference rankings.

Moye took part in the women's mile, an event in which she had qualified for last year's ECAC Championships. The junior just missed doing so once again, missing the ECAC standard by one second en route to a 5:00.94 effort and a fifth-place finish.

In the gold section of the women's 3,000-meters, freshman Emily Dinning lowered her personal best by some six seconds, clocking in at 10:23.19 to finish ninth. Dinning's time would have slotted her in the Big South's top-10 headed into the weekend.

Cabell Willis also ran well Saturday, as the sophomore appears to be rounding into form after a second-place finish in the blue 3K. Willis clocked in at 8:48.41, while Jason Thorpe also enjoyed a solid outing Saturday, winning his section in the blue mile, clocking in at 4:26.67 to place seventh overall in that division.

The Keydets had three other competitors, along with Willis, earn runner-up finishes in blue division events. Kate Collins did so in the women's pole vault, clearing 3.52 meters (11'6 ½"), while Nate Gant accomplished the feat in the men's long jump by posting a 6.54 M/21'5 ½" effort. In addition, freshman Julian Jackson was second in the blue division's section of the men's triple jump, posting a mark of 13.34 M (43'9 ¼").

Antonio Wood was in action in multiple events Saturday, as he finished third in the blue high jump, posting a best clearance of 2.00 meters (6'6 ¾"), while he also took part in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing 11th with a time (8.56) just shy of his personal best. Freshman Quincy Murphy was two spots behind Wood in the hurdles, placing 13th with a time of 8.64.

Finally, one of the more notable runs in the history of the women's program came to an end, as Jennifer Sing did not record a height in the pole vault. Sing, the only Keydet woman to ever clear 12 feet, had done so in 10 straight meets dating back to last season. She does, however, remains the top-ranked vaulter in the Big South, according to information available late Saturday evening.

VMI track and field will return to action next weekend, taking part in two events. The Virginia Tech Invitational will take place in Blacksburg, Va., and will run on both Friday and Saturday, while the VMI Winter Relays will be held at Cormack Field House and will begin Saturday morning.

Schulist Breaks School Mile Record at JDL Fast Track
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-Christopher Schulist notched a time of 4:15.07 in the men's mile, setting a new school record to lead Campbell Saturday at the JDL Fast Track Collegiate Invitational.

Schulist, a sophomore from Holland, Mich., broke Campbell's 30 year old men's indoor mile record, formerly held by Carl Ivarsson, who posted a time of 4:16.4 in 1982. Schulist, who owns a pair of top-5 finishes that includes a win already this season, placed seventh in the race.

Morgan Timiney notched an eighth place finish in the men's 3000 meters, clocking in with a personal best 8:42.62. Jayshawn Campbell, meanwhile, took eighth in the 400 meters, narrowly missing his personal best (49.63) with a time of 49.90 on Saturday.

Freshman DaVona Dula set a personal record in the weight throw, collecting a 14.49 meter toss to finish sixth on the day. Rudi Fate collected a pair of eighth place finishes, recording marks of 5.11 and 10.85 meters in the long and triple jumps, respectively.

In the finals of the women's 60 meter hurdles, Campbell sophomore Mariah Collins finished eighth with a time of 9.11, while Brianna Kincade placed 10th in the women's 200 meter dash, setting a personal best with a 26.33.

Cynthia Navarro collected a personal best in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:25.30, finishing seventh. Chelsey Bush also set a personal record in the race with a time of 10:31.51, coming in 11th. Ashley Matthews placed eighth in the women's mile, clocking in at 5:17.74.

CU's women's 4x400 meter relay squad, featuring Lynette Akai, Mariah Collins, Brianna Kincade and Tiana Teague, set a season best and finished sixth overall with a time of 4:05.45.

In all, Camels set 17 personal records in 22 total events on Saturday.

Campbell will be back in action next weekend, Feb. 18, at the UNC Gene Anderson Invitational.

Foster Takes Second in Triple Jump at Tiger Paw Invite
CLEMESON, S.C. - Tamisha Foster picked up her second top-three finish in two weeks as the Charleston Southern women's track & field team hit the Tiger Paw Invitational on Saturday at Clemson in their final meet of the season before the Big South Conference championships.

Foster took second overall in the triple jump with a distance of 11.89 meters. Jasmine King and Sequoya Casey tied for 12th in the event with identical jumps of 10.86 meters.

Susanna McKee took 16th overall in the 400-meter dash, finishing in a time of 59.60. Teammates Adrienne Cuff and Eloisa Paredes took 13th and 16th, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Cuff finished in 2:23.11 while Paredes crossed the line in 2:23.94.

Mary Davidson and Ashlyn Kunda both participated in the 3,000-meter run for the Bucs. Davidson placed 30th with a time of 11:33.36, while Kunda took 35th in a time of 12:48.80.

The Buccaneers had three throwers in the top 30 of the shot put, with Joshlyn Noga's 15th place finish leading the way. Noga finished with a throw of 12.21 meters, while Talei Tagivakatini took 23rd with a toss of 11.20 meters. Katelyn Brummett was 30th with a distance of 9.83 meters.

The Buccaneers will travel to Blacksburg, Va., for the Big South Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 24 and 25.

Bucs Complete Competition at Tiger Paw
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern men's track & field team completed another successful day of competition at the Tiger Paw Invitational, held at Clemson University on Saturday afternoon.

Dantwan Spreads finished 12th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.77, while teammate Juan Thompson was 16th in 51.23. Stephen Slan took 28th in the event in a time of 52.24. Thompson and Spreads combined with teammates Lavon Allen and Javon Young for a second place finish in the 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 3:20.48.

The lone CSU competitor in the 800-meter run, Baxley Crosby finished 43rd with a time of 2:04.87.

The Bucs picked up second- and fourth-place finishes in the 200-meter dash as Young took the runner-up spot with a time of 21.58. Rozzie Johnson was fourth with a 21.99 while Braxton Drummond took 22nd overall with a time of 22.68.

In the 3000-meter run, Tyre Hines was CSU's top finisher, taking eighth with a time of 9:03.99. Michael Marshburn crossed the line in 9:45.27 to take 24th overall while Martin Hutchens was 29th in 10:01.07.

Cleveland German and Richard Landford took part in the shot put event, with German taking 18th with a throw of 13.73 meters. Landford placed 27th with a throw of 12.33.

In the triple jump, Avery Coe picked up a fifth-place finish for the Bucs with a jump of 14.04 meters. Fellow Buc Cory Rhodes was 13th with a distance of 12.99 meters.

Next up for the Buccaneers is the 2012 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships. The meet will take place February 24 and 25 in Blacksburg, Va.

Jacob Smith leads Panthers at Wake Forest with win in mile
Junior Jacob Smith won the mile with an indoor best time of 4:10.29 at the Fast Track Invitational Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C. The High Point University men's track & field team also got personal best performances from Chris Colo, Mike Ali and Patrick Crawford at the meet.

Smith won the mile in 4:10.29, an indoor best. He finished two seconds ahead of the next collegiate runner, Davidson's Andrew Lantz. Jeff LaCoste ran 4:23.15 to finish 14th in the event.

Freshman Chris Colo was the second collegiate finished in the 5,000-meter, placing third overall with a time of 15:23.23. It was his best time in the event this season, taking nearly a minute off his previous best. Senior Mike Ali also ran a career-best in the event, finishing seventh in 15:28.31.

With an indoor-best time of 1:57.58, Jevin Monds collected a seventh place finish in the 800-meter. Smith placed 11th in the event in 1:58.73.

In the 3,000-meter Patrick Crawford ran a personal best 8:37.83 and finished sixth in the event. Neal Darmody also ran the event, finishing in 8:51.65.

Alex Fisher was the seventh collegiate finisher in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 8.51 seconds. He placed 12th overall. He ran 8.48 in the preliminaries.

Evan Emery won his heat of the 60-meter dash and placed fifth overall with a time of 6.58. He was the second collegiate finisher behind Wake Forest's Orville Reynolds. The top three finishers in the event ran unattached.

In his first attempt at the high jump freshman Max Coleman cleared 1.9 meters in the event and finished third. Eric Plummer jumped 6.45 meters in the long jump and 11.73 meters in the triple jump.

The Panthers head to Chapel Hill, N.C. next weekend for the Gene Anderson Invitational. It is the final weekend of competition before the Big South Championship.

Audrey Malloy wins mile at Fast Track Invitational
Audrey Malloy
ran a personal best in the mile to lead the High Point University women's track & field team in action at the Fast Track Invitational hosted by Wake Forest Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Malloy won the mile with a personal best time of 5:04.25, beating Anderson's Whitney Bishoff by a second. It was Malloy's first mile race this season and she topped her previous personal best of 5:20.22 from her freshman season.

Senior Carli Antor cleared 3.05 meters in the pole vault for the first time in her career and finished 10th in the event. Catelyn Griffin finished right behind Antor in 11th place with a height of 2.90 meters.

Kaitlin Whittington went 11.02 meters (36-2) in the triple jump. It is her first jump over 11 meters since the Liberty Kickoff in December.

Freshman Sarah Dorrell shaved three seconds off her previous best time in the 800-meter, placing 12th in the event in 2:20.22.

In her best performance of the season senior Lynee Pina threw the weight 13.73 meters. She topped her previous best from this season which she set last week at the Kent Taylor Invitational (13.56 meters) but fell short of her career best of 13.83 meters.

With a time of 10:31.36, Kelsey Fraser placed tenth in the 3k. Kelsey Paine finished 14th with in 10:33.51.

Freshman Lauren Blackwell ran a personal best in the 5,000-meter, taking more than 20 seconds off her time from the Captain's Invitational . She placed ninth with a time of 18:41.44.

Next weekend will be the final meet before the conference championship. The Panthers will compete at the Gene Anderson Invitational hosted by UNC.

Bucs Tune Up for BSC Meet at Tiger Paw Invitational
CLEMSON, S.C. - Patria Norman and Jasmine King each had personal bests as the Charleston Southern Women's Track & Field team completed day one of the Tiger Paw Invitational held at the Clemson Indoor Track & field Facility on the campus of Clemson University.

Norman took first place in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best of 8.66. However, stumble out of the blocks in the finals put her in 11th place with a time of 9.06. King finished 13th in the prelims with a qualifying time of 9.14 before running a personal best of 9.11 in the finals to take 12th place.

Norman also competed in the high jump, tying for 13th place with a height of 1.55 meters.

Eloisa Paredes was the Bucs' lone competitor in the mile, taking 26th with a time of 5:24.15. Teammate Susanna McKee had a strong outing in the 500-meter run, taking fourth with a 1:18.51. Adrienne Cuff placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:31.68 while Heidi Dean took 18th in 19:43.83. Hannah Burkholder picked up a 21st place finish with a time of 20:35.15 as well.

Deona Jones and Sequoya Casey were neck-and-neck in the long jump, taking 12th and 13th places respectively. Jones finished with a jump of 5.38 meters, while Casey had a distance of 5.32 meters. Tamisha Foster took 22nd with a distance of 5.07 meters in the event.

In the weight throw, Joshlyn Noga took 26th place with a throw of 13.95 meters while Talei Tagavakatini came in 31st with a toss of 12.91 meters. Freshman Katelyn Brummet had a throw of 10.86 meters for 39th place.

Bucs Go 2-3 in 60m, Long Jump
CLEMSON, S.C. - It was a successful outing for the CSU men's track & field team, who picked up four top-three finishes on the day at the Tiger Paw Invitational at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Facility.

Javon Young took second and Rozzie Johnson fourth in the prelims of the 60-meter dash. Young finished in a time of 6.79 and Johnson in 6.81 as they both qualified for the finals. The duo then went two-three in the finals, with Young finishing in the runner-up spot with a time of 6.70 and Johnson taking third in 6.72. Dantwan Spreads took 27th in the event with a time of 7.05.

The Buccaneers again went two-three in the long jump, with Lavon Allen taking the runner up spot with a jump of 7.58 meters. Braxton Drummond was third overall with a distance of 7.24 meters.

Chavez James was CSU's lone competitor in the 60-meter hurdles, taking 33rd place in a time of 9.09. Teammate Scott Morrison was also the lone runner in his event - the mile run - as he finished 32nd with a time of 4:45.76. Tyre Hines competed in the 1,000-meter run, finishing 11th overall in 2:39.08.

In the weight throw, Cleveland German placed 10th with a toss of 16.86 meters.