Paramore claims Fastest Man title; Bucs tie for fourth at Big South Outdoor Championship

Paramore claims Fastest Man title; Bucs tie for fourth at Big South Outdoor Championship

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Joshua Paramore took the individual championship in the men's 100m dash to cap Charleston Southern's efforts on the final day of the 2017 Big South Outdoor Championships at the Bagwell-Settle Track. The Buccaneers finished the event tied for fourth overall with 92 points in the team's final meet of the season.

Paramore became CSU's fourth individual champion in the 100m dash and seventh overall as the sophomore sprinter crossed the line in 10.60 to take the title. He was the first Buccaneer to win the event since Javon Young took the crown in three consecutive seasons (2010-12) to pace CSU's efforts on the day.

Senior thrower Jacob Moore earned All-Academic honors in his final campaign with the Buccaneers. Moore graduated and walked in CSU's commencement ceremony on May 6 with a degree in Kinesiology while sporting a 3.725 GPA.

Liberty claimed top honors at the meet with 279 points to claim the Big South title. Campbell finished second overall with 130 points, while High Point placed third overall with 105 points. Gardner-Webb tied with CSU with 92 points to round out the top five.

Moore led the Bucs in the discus event to start the final day at the Bagwell-Settle Track. The senior thrower topped out at 43.44m to place sixth overall in the event on the day. Freshman Clarence Moss placed seventh overall with a throw of 39.91m, while Ryan Spiecha placed ninth overall with a throw of 37.84m.

The Bucs' 4x100m relay team was on the podium in CSU's first running event of the day. The team of Niegel Simmons, Paramore, Ellijah Henry, and Justin Green finished in 41.73 to place third overall in the event.

Frankie Thomas set a new personal record on Friday afternoon as the freshman cleared 2.07m to place second overall in the men's high jump. Thomas' previous high was 2.00m coming into the meet, but the freshman eclipsed 2.04m on his second attempt and 2.07m in his third attempt, before falling just short of 2.10m over his final three jumps. Josiah Edwards placed eighth overall in the field with a height of 1.89m.

Sophomore Dadrekas Hill placed sixth overall in the men's 110m hurdles finals. Hill advanced to the finals thanks to a strong 16.04 on Thursday and he finished with a time of 16.16 in Friday's championship event.

Freshman Justin Green led the Bucs in the men's 400m finals placing fifth overall with a time of 50.07. Green advanced to the finals courtesy of an eighth place finish in the preliminary rounds with a time of 50.78.

Keith Terry paced CSU in the men's 800m finals. Terry crossed the line in 1:59.95 to place eighth overall in the field.

Senior Cameron Dominy led the Bucs in the men's javelin event with a strong sixth place finish. Dominy recorded his best throw on his fifth attempt with a toss of 52.36m and cleared 50m on all six attempts on the day.

Freshman Timothy Davis nearly finished on the podium for CSU in the men's triple jump. Davis recorded his best jump of 14.56m on his fifth attempt to place fourth overall in the field.

Josiah Scarlett and Terik Johnson took on the field in the men's 400m hurdles finals. Scarlett placed fifth overall with a time of 54.09, while Johnson placed eighth overall with a time of 57.16.

Green and Paramore finished back-to-back in fourth and fifth place in the men's 200m finals on Friday afternoon. Green crossed the line in 22.01, while Paramore crossed in 22.05 to lead the Bucs.

The CSU 4x400m relay team closed out the event placing third overall in a podium finish. The quartet of Sheldon Townsend, Paramore, Vincent Johnson, and Green crossed the line in 3:19.98.

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