Thomas takes high jump title on final day of Liberty Elite Invitational

Thomas takes high jump title on final day of Liberty Elite Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Frankie Thomas took the individual title in the high jump and Vincent Johnson recorded a podium finish in the 60-meter hurdles to lead the Buccaneers on the final day of the Liberty Elite Invitational.

Thomas took the individual title in the high jump with a height of 1.98m to stand on top of the podium.

Vincent Johnson finished third on the podium in the 60m hurdles after placing fifth overall in the preliminary rounds. The CSI freshman crossed the line third overall with a time of 8.23 to pace the Bucs' in the field. His 8.23 was the second-fastest time in the CSU men's indoor record books.

Joshua Paramore narrowly missed the finals of the men's 60m dash event, placing ninth overall in the preliminaries with a time of 6.99.

Paramore and Justin Green finished back-to-back in the 200m dash. Paramore led the Bucs in 10th overall with a time of 22.40, while Green finished three-tenths of a second behind in 11th.

Green led three Bucs in the 400m dash with a time of 51.59 to place 14th overall in the field. Josiah Scarlett finished one back in 15th with a time of 51.67, while Terik Johnson was 17th overall with a time of 52.40.

Brandon Damon led two Bucs in the 800m run with a time of 1:58.06 to place 12th in the field. Keith Terry was three spots back with a time of 1:58.33.

Jeryk Wilson took on the field in the one-mile run. The CSU freshman finished 10th overall with a time of 4:22.80.

Niegel Simmons and Thomas finished back-to-back in the long jump with Simmons recording a 7.13m in his final qualifying jump to take sixth in the field. Thomas finished seventh overall with a distance of 7.09m in his third effort on the day.

Timothy Davis led the Bucs in the triple jump with a distance of 14.27 to finish sixth overall in the field. The freshman recorded the distance on his second jump of the day and added another 14.00m jump in his third effort.

JP Caglione led CSU's throwing corps on the day with a long throw of 15.10 m to place ninth in the field. Ryan Spiecha placed 10th overall with a throw of 14.40m, while Jacob Moore was one spot back with a throw of 14.17m. Clarence Moss rounded out the group in 14th with a distance of 12.25m.

Charleston Southern is back in action next weekend at the Tiger Tune-Up hosted by Clemson University on February 17.

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