ORANGEBURG — The Charleston Southern women’s track and field team claimed first place in a weather-shortened Robert “Jet” Johnson Relays hosted by S.C. State.
Tamisha Foster was named the most outstanding female field athlete, following up Friday’s second-place long jump with a first-place 11.99m triple jump.
Joshlyn Noga scored 10 points for CSU with a 12.32m first- place shot put. Talei Tagivakatini and Daisy Whitaker scored for the team, notching fifth and sixth place throws of 11.16m and 11.02m, respectively.
On the strength of three first-place finishes, including a clean sweep on the long jump podium, the Charleston Southern men placed third out of 12 teams in the event.
Lavon Allen, Braxton Drummond, and Avery Coe went 1-2-3 in the long jump, getting out 7.30m, 6.79m and 6.57m, respectively, to give the Bucs 24 points in one event alone. Jarad Jeter came away with the top finish in the 400m, completing the dash in 48.55. The 4x100m relay team brought home another gold, winning in 41.13 seconds.
Junior Christine Klinar broke her own school record in the javelin throw as the College of Charleston women’s track and field team competed in the Weems Baskin Invitational in Columbia.
Klinar finished second in the javelin with a throw of 40.86 meters (134 feet). Teammate and freshman Ciera Holston also competed well in the event, finishing fourth with a throw of 35.67 meters (117 feet).
Sophomore Hayley McMahon finished fourth in the 800-meter run as she crossed the finish line in 2:15.76, the 11th best time in school history.
Alex White and Chelsey Schoenfeldt homered for Winthrop as the Eagles offset a first-inning blast by Charleston Southern’s Marci Christian in recording the 7-2 weather-shortened Big South victory at CSU Field.
Christian homered in the bottom of the first for the Bucs to spot CSU (5-23, 0-4) the early 1-0 lead
Alabama-Birmingham topped College of Charleston, 4-1, on the second day of the CofC Sand Tournament at the Creekside Courts.
Charleston’s second flight team of Darcy Dorton and Andi Zbojniewicz won a three-set match, 21-12, 18-21, 15-10.