After eight events, the host Charleston Southern men are in sixth place, but they are loaded up for today's finals of the sprint events of the Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Dominique Riggins scored big points for CSU with a victory in the decathlon. Riggins also qualified for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing third in his heat.

Javon Young ran 10.29 to pace a quartet of Buccaneers in the 100m dash as all four CSU entries made the finals. In three heats, CSU won all three and claimed second in heat three.

In the women's competition, the Buccaneers are fourth after two days. Patria Norman failed to get a countable mark in during the long jump portion of the heptathlon, dropping her from first to sixth overall.

She rebounded in the javelin and 800m events to finish fifth with 3,994 points. Her misfortune benefited teammate Channell Futrell, who used a strong, second-place finish in the 800m run to move up to third, earning all-conference honors.

Norman took a break from the heptathlon to participate in the 100m hurdles and shot put events, making the finals in both.

Freshman Kori Penick earned all-conference honors with a third-place throw in the shot put.


Charleston Southern swept a Big South doubleheader against Winthrop, posting 8-3 and 5-3 victories at Buccaneer Field.

The Bucs (23-22-1, 7-7) erupted for 22 hits, including multiple hits for all nine starters. Shayla Cullum led the team with four hits on the day, including two doubles.