Throwers pace Bucs at season-opening Clemson Invitational

Throwers pace Bucs at season-opening Clemson Invitational

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern men's track and field program took on the field at the season-opening Clemson Invitational on Saturday with the throwers showcasing their skills led by Jacob Moore's fourth place finish in the weight throw event.

Moore led the Bucs' in the weight throw event with a distance of 15.68m to finish fourth among the field. Ryan Spiecha was fifth overall with a distance of 14.67m, while JP Caglione was 10th overall with a distance of 12.60m.

Spiecha led the four Buccaneers' in the shot put event, placing ninth overall with a distance of 15.26m. Caglione finished one place back with a distance of 14.09m. Moore placed 15th overall with a distance of 12.58m, while Clarence Moss was 17th overall with a distance of 11.85m.

Joshua Paramore led the Buccaneers' sprint efforts in the 60m dash with a time of 6.97 to place 10th in the event. Latristan Grimes placed 27th overall in the event with a time of 7.62.

Paramore placed sixth overall in the 200m dash with a time of 22.26. Grimes finished 16th in the same event with a time of 25.07.

Justin Green was the Buccaneers' top finisher in the 400m to pace three Bucs in the event. Green crossed the line with a time of 51.48 to finish 11th in the field. Josiah Scarlett was 12th overall with a time of 51.51 and Terik Johnson was 14th overall with a time of 51.73. Sheldon Townsend rounded out the group in 17th overall with a time of 53.30.

Brandon Damon was the top finisher in the 800m run with a time of 2:04.32 to finish 16th among the field. Keith Terry finished one place back with a time of 2:04.35.

Jeryk Wilson was CSU's top finisher in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:30.05 to place seventh overall.

Baxley Crosby was the Bucs' top finisher in the 3000m run to place seventh overall with a time of 10:21.68.

Vincent Johnson was CSU's top finisher in the 60m hurdles coming in third overall with a time of 8.17. Dadrekas Hill was 11th overall with a time of 9.35.

CSU finished 10th overall in the 4x400m relay with the team of Green, Scarlett, Johnson, and Townsend finishing with a time of 3:25.00. The Bucs' 'B' team of Wilson, Terry, Damon, and Dadrekas Hill finished 13th overall with a time of 3:30.00.

Frankie Thomas paced CSU's efforts in the high jump with a height of 2.05m to place third overall.

Niegel Simmons was the team's leader in the long jump reaching a distance of 7.07m to place fourth overall in the event.

Timothy Davis led the Bucs' in the triple jump event, placing seventh overall with a distance of 13.60m.

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