Jean Shatters Records as Bucs Place Third at 2012 BSC MeetApril 21, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Mulern Jean once again made her mark on the Big South record books to help pace the CSU women’s track and field team to a third-place finish at the 2012 BSC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.
The Lady Bucs overcame a four-hour rain delay and a wet track to accumulate a total of 84 points on the day. Liberty was the runner up with 214.50 points, while Coastal Carolina was crowned the champion with 234 points.
After setting a new mark in the preliminaries, Jean shattered the meet, conference and track records in the 100-meter hurdles to win the event. She ran a 13.45, finishing ahead of her closest competitor by four-tenths of a second. Her time ranks 25th in nation and 14th in the East region.
Jean was then joined in the 100-meter dash by teammates Gabrielle Houston and Brittney Greer, as all three finished in the top eight. Houston took home the silver medal with a time of 11.80, while Greer was fourth by crossing the line in 12.17. Jean rounded things out for the Bucs with an eighth place finish of 12.45 seconds.
Houston would take the podium again in the 200-meter dash, finishing second after the rain delay with a time of 24.13. Greer would take fifth place, crossing the line in 25.19 while Jean placed eighth by running a 25.19.
The women’s 4 x 100 meter relay team continued with success for the Bucs, taking third place. The quartet of Jean, Houston, Greer and Jasmine King combined for a time of 46.13. King would also take third place overall in the heptathlon with 4,298 points. Rashida Dooling (3,713 points) and Kerona Parnell (3,568 points) took eighth and ninth in the event, respectively.
Daisy Whitaker also hit the podium, taking third place in the discus throw. Whitaker recorded a throw of 45.62 meters, and was followed by Tenasia White in tenth place with a toss of 40.91 meters for a season-best. Talei Tagivakatini also threw for a career best with a 38.27 for 15th place in the event.
Tamisha Foster and Sequoya Casey also picked up points for the Buccaneers in the triple jump, taking fourth and sixth, respectively. Foster jumped for a distance of 12.17 meters, marking a season-best for the junior. Casey also had her best performance of the season, recording a distance of 11.92 meters.
Hannah Burkholder was the team’s lone representative in the 5,000-meter run, crossing the line in 21:03.35 for 25th place.
Award winners for the event will be announced early next week.
The Lady Bucs will return to action on May 4 and 5, when they head to Clemson to partake in the Orange and Purple Meet. Related Item: Box Score