LYNCHBURG, Va. - Paced by podium finishes in six different events, Charleston Southern's men's track & field team placed third overall at the 2018 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships.
CSU had athletes finish in the top three in the high jump, 60m hurdles, weight throw, triple jump, 3,000m race, and the 4x400m relay on their way to accumulating 92 points in the team rankings. The Bucs placed third behind Liberty (224) and Campbell (116.5).
Sophomore Justin Green was recognized on the conference's All-Academic Team at the closing ceremonies. He boasts a 3.36 GPA while pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.
Frankie Thomas finished on the podium in the men's high jump to pace the Bucs in the first field event of the day. The sophomore cleared 1.99m on his third attempt of the afternoon to finished second overall in the field.
Vincent Johnson continued his strong sophomore campaign by recording a podium finish in the men's 60m hurdles. Johnson (8.14) placed second in the field behind Liberty's Jovaine Atkinson who claimed top honors. It was Johnson's second-fastest time this season and CSU's second-fastest time in school history.
JP Caglione was back on the podium for the second consecutive day as the sophomore thrower was one of three athletes in the men's weight throw field to clear 18 meters on the afternoon. Caglione's mark of 18.16m set a new CSU record eclipsing the mark of 18.14m set by Richie German at the 2014 Big South meet. He placed second overall in the field.
Timothy Davis made his way onto the podium in the men's triple jump as the sophomore was the only athlete to achieve clean marks on all six attempts on the day. Davis' first attempt went for 14.85m and put him second overall in the field. It was the third-longest mark in CSU history.
Fearghal Curtin added CSU's fifth podium finish of the day in the men's 3,000m race. The freshman crossed the line in 8:17.47 to place third in the field. His time was .41 seconds shy of equaling his CSU record set at the Commodore Invitational.
The Bucs 4x400m relay team put the cap on the event for CSU as the quartet of Josiah Scarlett, Justin Green, Paramore, and Johnson placed third in the event. CSU crossed the line in 3:20.96 to finish behind Liberty and UNC Asheville.
Johnson added a fifth-place finish in the men's 200m finals. After advancing to the finals thanks to his 22.31 time on Friday afternoon, the sophomore cut his mark down to 22.00 in the event.
Joshua Paramore was seventh in the men's 60m finals. The junior sprinter crossed the line in 7.08.
Justin Green placed eighth in the men's 400m finals after advancing through Friday's preliminaries. The sophomore crossed the line in 50.89 to lead the Bucs.
Fearghal Curtin and Andrew Akright were both in the top 10 in the men's mile race to lead three CSU athletes in the event. Curtin set a CSU record and was sixth overall with a time of 4:09.93. Akright finished one spot back in 4:14.19. Jaymee Domoney placed 13th overall after crossing the line in 4:38.12.
Jeryck Wilson was sixth in the men's 3000m race with the sophomore crossing the line in 8:37.18.
Ryan Spiecha, Clarence Moss, and Seth Wolfe also took on the men's weight throw event. Spiecha finished sixth with a throw of 15.51m in his fifth attempt, while Moss was seventh after achieving 14.69m in his second try. Wolfe placed 10th with a throw of 12.44m.
Roy Hyman closed out the men's heptathlon to open the final day of the events as he competed in the 60m hurdles, the pole vault, and the 1000m race. Hyman was sixth in the 60m hurdles in 9.58, did not record a height in the pole vault, and then finished eighth in the 1000m at 3:15.45 to place eighth overall in the field with 3,265 total points.