NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Multiple Charleston Southern indoor records fell on Saturday as the Buccaneers closed out the Commodore Invitational held at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility in Nashville, Tenn. The men's shot put, men's 3000m, and the men's and women's mile records all were surpassed this weekend to highlight the Bucs performance this weekend.
Less than 24 hours after the Buccaneers' 4000m DMR team broke the school record, Georgina Russell topped CSU alum Adrienne Cuff's mark set in 2013 at the Big South Championships. Russell completed the mile in 4:59.54, the first sub-five minute mile in CSU indoor history to top Cuff's mark of 5:04.39. The time put her ninth in the field on the day.
Freshman Jaymee Domoney kept the CSU distance records coming in the men's mile run. The Salisbury, England native shattered the mark set by Shaun Bisson (4:18.74) in 2010 by over four seconds as Domoney finished fifth among the field with a time of 4:14.70.
Ryan Spiecha improved on his school record mark in the shot put as the sophomore broke the record set last season at the Clemson Invitational. His throw of 15.74m topped his previous record by nearly six centimeters and placed him fourth among the field in Nashville.
Fearghal Curtin and Jeryck Wilson wrapped up the afternoon in record-setting fashion as the duo both broke the previous school record in the 3000m race. Curtin (8:17.06) finished third overall in the field, while Wilson (8:27.50) placed sixth overall as the duo both snapped the previous mark set by Michael Bailey (8:29.36) set in the 2011 Big South Championships.
Timothy Davis was on the podium for the Bucs in the triple jump to highlight CSU's performances on the day. Davis was third with a distance of 14.14m on his final attempt of the afternoon.
The second day of the meet started with all eyes focused on the women's shot put as the Buccaneers set three against the field in the morning. Alexus Foreman led the group with the sophomore placing eighth overall with a throw of 12.10m. Madison McCoy (11.37m) and Milan Williams (11.14m) finished ninth and 10th overall in the field.
Tamara Damjanovic recorded her first top-five finish of the season in the women's triple jump. The freshman was one of five athletes to make clean jumps on all six attempts with her fifth mark going 11.45m to put her fourth among the field. Victoria Gibson was also successful in all six attempts, finishing seventh in the field at 10.79m.
Caroline Edmondson, Shantel Ardley, and Gibson all ran in the women's 60m hurdles preliminary rounds. Edmondson was 14th in the field with a time of 9.23, while Ardley (9.33) was 16th and Gibson (9.66) was 22nd on the afternoon.
Vincent Johnson continued his strong weekend at the Commodore Invitational with a fifth-place finish in the men's 60m hurdle preliminaries, crossing the line in 8.24. The sophomore placed sixth overall in the finals with a time of 8.27.
Senior sprinters Jasmine Pilgrim and Joshua Paramore paced the Bucs in the women's and men's 60m dashes. Pilgrim was 14th in the field on the women's side with a time of 7.80, while Paramore placed seventh overall in the preliminary round and sixth in the finals with a time of 7.01. Niegel Simmons (7.36) and Daivon Pressley (7.39) finished 19th and 20th respectively in the men's event.
JP Caglione also marked in the school record book in the men's shot put as his mark of 15.33m was fourth all-time in the CSU indoor record books. He achieved the mark on his second throw on his way to placing fifth in the event.
Andrew Akright placed 17th overall in the men's mile run. He crossed the line in 4:21.07, the third-fastest time in CSU history in the event.
Alexis Adams finished 12th overall in the women's 400m run on the afternoon. The junior crossed the line in 59.10 to lead the Bucs.
Joshua Bowers was 22nd in the men's 800m race. The freshman crossed the line in 2:02.26 in the second heat.
CSU continues the 2018 indoor track and field season in two weeks at the VMI Challenge held in Lexington, Va. on January 27.