Buccaneers compete on the first day of the Camel City Invitational

Buccaneers compete on the first day of the Camel City Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The jumpers took center stage for the Charleston Southern men's track and field team on the first day of the Camel City Invitational held at the JDL Fast Track with Niegel Simmons finishing sixth overall in the long jump event to pace the Bucs in the competition.

Simmons' result was CSU's highest on the day after he recorded a distance of 6.79m in the event to place just outside the top five overall. Timothy Davis finished just outside the top 10 in 12th place overall with a distance of 6.63m.

Joshua Paramore led the Bucs in a deep 60m dash field placing 20th overall with a time of 7.03. Justin Green finished 61st overall with a time of 7.36 on the day.

Brandon Damon and Keith Terry finished five spots apart in the men's 800m run with Damon leading the way with a 32nd place result. Damon crossed the line with a time of 2:01.40, while Terry finished five spots behind with a time of 2:02.30.

Dadrekas Hill took on another deep field in the 60m hurdles qualifying round finishing 38th overall with a time of 9.33 on the day.

Terik Johnson was CSU's top finisher in the men's 400m dash with the freshman crossing the line in 53.82 in 52nd place. Sheldon Townsend was seven spots back with a time of 54.45.

Jacob Moore paced the Bucs in the weight throw with a team-high distance of 14.48m to place 14th in the field. Ryan Spiecha (13.98m, 16th) and JP Caglione (13.27m, 17th) recorded back-to-back placements in the field.

CSU begins the final day of the Camel City Invitational tomorrow morning with the men's triple jump scheduled to being at 9:30 a.m.

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