GAINESVILLE, Fla. Ryan Spiecha's record-setting day in the men's shot put highlighted the final day of the Florida Relays as Charleston Southern closed out its weekend at James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track.
Spiecha's mark was the third mark that was broken this past weekend at the Florida Relays. Fearghal Curtin opened the weekend with a new school record in the men's 5000m race with a time of 14:02.88. Georgina Russell followed Saturday evening with a new mark in the women's 1500m race with a time of 4:33.0.
The Bucs 4x100m relay teams, as well as the sprint medley and the distance medley relay teams, took on their respective fields on the final day of the three-day event.
The Charleston Southern women's 4x100m relay team took on the deep field in the event. The quartet of Shantel Ardley, Jasmine Pilgrim, Alexis Adams, and Diamond Rush placed 35th overall with a time of 46.65.
The men's team also took on the field finishing as the top Big South team in the 4x100m relay event. James Allen, Joshua Paramore, Niegel Simmons, and Justin Green placed 30th in the field with a time of 41.69.
Ryan Spiecha finished among the Florida Relays best in the men's shot put college event as the sophomore thrower took fourth overall in the field. His final attempt went 16.10m to set a new school record in the process. His throw broke the record set by Billy McElveen (16.05m) in 1972 at the S.C. State Championships.
JP Caglione placed ninth overall in the field with a throw of 15.54m. He was clean in four of his six attempts with all four clearing 15.0m. His mark of 15.54m tied for seventh all-time with Bill Craig (1985) at the Furman Invitational.
Charleston Southern's men's sprint medley team took on the field in the 1600m event on Saturday afternoon. The quartet of Justin Green, Joshua Paramore, Josiah Scarlett, and Andrew Akright finished ninth in the field with a time of 3:28.73 and topped the team from Winthrop by nearly nine seconds.
The Distance Medley Relay team helped close out the event as the Bucs crossing the line eighth in the field. Jeryck Wilson, Justin Green, Jaymee Domoney, and Fearghal Curtin crossed the line in 10:10.33 to pace the Bucs.
The Bucs continue the 2018 outdoor season next weekend at the USC Gamecock Invitational at Sheila and Morris Cregger Track on April 7.