Bucs to Finish Out Season at Big South MeetFebruary 23, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern men’s track & field to will look to finish up their indoor season this weekend when they compete at the 2012 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet, co-hosted by VMI and Radford at Rector Field House on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Friday and Saturday.
Big South Championships
The Bucs will conclude the 2011-12 indoor season this weekend when they compete at the 2012 Big South Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 24 and 25 in Blacksburg, Va.
The Lady Bucs finished fourth at the event last season, with a third place finish in the 60m hurdles. Tamisha Foster took second in the triple jump
The men’s squad took third in the meet, paced by Track Performer of the Year Javon Young, who won the 60-meter dash.
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- Quick Hits
Javon Young’s 6.70 in the 60-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invite is the best Big South performance of the season. Teammate Rozzie Johnson’s 6.72 at the same meet is second in the BSC this season.
- Young and Johnson are also one-two in the 200-meter dash with times of 21.18 and 21.59, respectively, at the Tiger Paw Invite to both earn automatic qualifying times. Lavon Allen (6th) and Braxton Drummond (7th) also rank in the top 10 this season.
The men’s 4x200 meter relay automatically qualified for NCAAs with the Big South’s second-best run at the Tiger Paw Invite 3:18.88.
- The Bucs also own the top two performances in the long jump with Lavon Allen and Braxton Drummond ranking first and second, respectively. Allen hit 7.69 meters at the Virginia Tech Invite, while Drummond finished with a jump of 7.39m. Avery Coe owns the league’s best triple jump performance at 14.57 meters.
- Gabrielle Houston’s 7.51 in the 60-meter dash at the Niswonger Invite is the Big South’s best in the event this season. Brittney Greer (7.79) and Mulern Jean (7.83) rank ninth and tenth, respectively.
- Houston also ranks second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.60 at the New Balance Invite.
Freshman Mulern Jean’s 8.55 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Virginia Tech Invite was the league’s best performance thus far.
- The Bucs also boast the top three long jumpers in the conference, with Patria Norman (5.84m), Sequoya Casey (5.62m) and Deona Jones (5.62m) going 1-2-3.