GAINESVILLE, Fla.---Charleston Southern sprinter Javon Young posted a pair of school and Big South Conference records to lead the Buccaneers on the first day of the Florida Relays on Friday.
Young ran 10.17 seconds in the 100-meter dash to finish second overall, just 0.06 off winner Jeff Demps of Florida's time and 0.01 ahead of the previous Big South record held by David Bobb of Maryland-Baltimore County (March 1997). Demps, a running back for the Gators football team, ran the fastest time in the world this year, while Young's time is the fourth fastest.
Young continued with a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters in 20.64, doing so in the only heat with a negative wind reading. His time broke the CSU and Big South record, previously held by CSU's Nate Breland (April 2006).
Levi Brooks started the meet for CSU with a 47.29, 11th-place finish in the 400 meters.
Charleston Southern (19-19-1, 3-4 Big South) posted 1-0 and 11-1 wins over conference rival Presbyterian (13-11, 1-6) in a doubleheader in Clinton.
Sondra Vetter threw a complete game shutout in game one, with Megan Hall providing the only run of the game with a homer in the first. The Bucs poured on 14 hits in game two, including a pair of homeruns en route to a run rule win. Hall totaled four hits, three runs scored and a homer. CSU's Megan Lombard had four hits, three runs scored and homer. Caitin Allen got the win in Game 2.
--Kristie Shifflett went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI while Kristi Woodall totaled three hits with three runs and two RBIs as the College of Charleston (13-16, 3-4) earned a pair of Southern Conference home victories over Samford (10-21, 1-10), 10-2 and 4-0. The sweep gives the Cougars a four-game winning streak.
Alexa Datko pitched all five innings in Game 1 for the win. Terri Mesko went seven innings for the win in Game 2.
Citadel athlete honored
Citadel senior soccer player Kristine Devine was named by the Southern Conference Graduate Scholarship Committee to be a recipient of the 2010 Bob McCloskey Insurance Graduate Scholarship.
The award is given annually to two deserving student-athletes. She earned the amount of $2,000 for her achievements and leadership in the areas of academics, extracurricular
activities and athletics. Devine is majoring in health and wellness.