DURHAM, N.C. -- The College of Charleston women's track and field team continued its success as freshman Dena O'Brien broke a school record in the 3,000 meters on her way to a first-place finish at the Duke Invitational.

O'Brien broke her own record as she beat a field that included All-Americans with a time of 9 minutes, 28.25 seconds.

O'Brien beat the second-place finisher by eight seconds.


Home runs by Katie Nutaitis and Kristi Woodall sparked the College of Charleston to a 6-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader with host Furman. Alexa Datko got the win with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

The Cougars lost the second game, 4-3, in 10 innings.

College tennis

The College of Charleston men's team swept its fourth conference opponent with a 7-0 rout over UNC Greensboro at Patriots Point.

The win put the Cougars (13-5, 7-1) in a tie for first place in the Southern Conference with Elon.

--The Citadel (3-20, 0-10 SoCon) concluded the regular season with a 6-0 loss to Davidson at the Earle Tennis Center. The teams did not play doubles due to the threat of thunderstorms.

--The College of Charleston women remained undefeated in SoCon play after defeating visiting Furman, 5-2.

The Cougars (15-7, 7-0) won their eighth straight dual match by securing the doubles point early.

Gamecock Club

The Charleston County Gamecock Club will hold a cookout at Riley Park when the USC baseball team plays The Citadel on Tuesday night.

The cookout begins at 6 p.m. on Doby's Deck (the covered area on the third base side of the field). There will be a cash bar for beer purchases. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15.

Tickets for the game, which starts at 7 p.m., must be purchased separately ($10 adults/$4 children).