The Citadel’s All-America wrestler Ugi Khishignyam will be back in the lineup when the Bulldogs open Southern Conference action Sunday against Appalachian State.
Khishignyam, who finished fourth in the NCAA Wrestling Championships last year at 141 pounds, was reinstated by the NCAA earlier this week. He had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for this season because of questions about his wrestling experience in Mongolia.
The NCAA ruled this week that Bokh wrestling, the traditional form of wrestling in Mongolia, and American wrestling are separate sports, and that Khishignyam should not have been charged with a season of competition for participating in a Bokh event in 2010.
The Citadel (2-2) will face App State (4-5, 1-1 SoCon) at 2 p.m. Sunday at McAlister Field House.
Track and field
The College of Charleston track and field team began its 2014 campaign in style on Saturday, claiming four first-place finishes at the Joe Hilton Invitational, hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Freshman Julisa Tindall of Rock Hill and RoShani Glover of Summerville won the high jump and triple jump, respectively, while distance runners Hayley McMahon of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Trish Rein of Philadelphia claimed victory in the mile and 3,000-meter runs.
Charleston Southern tennis opened up its 2014 championship segment on Saturday afternoon, splitting with Troy and No. 13 Clemson at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center, topping the Trojans, 4-2, in the afternoon session, while falling to the nationally ranked Tigers in the nightcap, 6-1.
The Citadel tennis team fell by scores of 7-0 in its doubleheader Saturday against Florida State and Florida A&M at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
Florida A&M went up early in the match, claiming the doubles point with victories in the No. 1 and 3 positions. The Bulldog duo of Peter Bleach and Jackson Pride netted their first doubles win in the No. 2 slot over the Rattler’s August Waitman and Matt Evans, 6-3.
Pride went to three sets against Florida A&M’s Roberto Ortiz at No. 4 singles, but fell 6-2, 2-6, 6-0.
The 33rd-ranked South Carolina women’s tennis team earned a 6-1 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday in the second match of a doubleheader at the USC Field House in Columbia. The Gamecocks dispatched East Tennessee State in the first match and are now 2-0 to start the season.
The Clemson women’s diving team defeated both College of Charleston and Western Kentucky at McHugh Natatorium in Clemson on Saturday.
Five Tigers recorded qualifying scores for NCAA Zones while three qualified for the first time. Clemson improved to 7-1 in dual meets this season.