Four Bucs among the top three on the final day of the Charlotte Invitational

Four Bucs among the top three on the final day of the Charlotte Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Niegel Simmons, Timothy Davis, Jasmine Pilgrim, and Matt Inman, were all among the tops in the field in the 200m dash, the long jump, the triple jump, and the men's 5000m race to highlight Charleston Southern's final day at the Charlotte Invitational at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center.

The Bucs men's 4x100m relay team also recorded a top-three finish in the field as CSU continued their spring outdoor season at the event hosted by UNC Charlotte.

Sprints/Hurdles
Jasmine Pilgrim led three Bucs in the women's 100m dash event at the Charlotte Invitational. The senior sprinter placed fourth in the event with a time of 12.01, narrowly edging out teammate Diamond Rush who finished three-hundredths of a second behind in fifth. Kaitlyn Pierce was 20th in the field with a time of 13.09.

James Allen and Joshua Paramore were both in the top 10 in the men's 100m dash to lead three CSU athletes in the event. Allen took top honors among the Bucs placing sixth in the field in 10.79, while Paramore was one spot back in 10.83. Niegel Simmons was 14th in 11.16.

Pilgrim was in the top three in the women's 200m dash with a time of 24.60 to take third in the field. Alexis Adams was 12th in the field in 25.40, while Pierce was 18th in 26.42. Rush rounded out the group in 29th at 29.90.

Justin Green earned the Bucs' top honors in the men's 200m dash placing ninth in the field with a time of 21.89. Paramore was two spots back in 11th in 22.07, while Timothy Davis placed 19th in 23.05.

Adams was the team leader in the women's 400m race with a time of 1:00.47. She placed 23rd in the field.

Green was also CSU's top finisher in the men's 400m race placing 14th in the field in 50.16.

Javenique McDowell was CSU's lone representative in the women's 800m race. She crossed the line in 2:26.40 placing 14th in the field.

Joshua Bowers was CSU's lone representative in the men's 800m race, placing eighth in the field in 1:57.29.

Shantel Ardley and Caroline Edmondson paced four Bucs in the women's 100m hurdles with a top-10 finish in the field. Ardley placed seventh in the field with a time of 14.72, while Edmondson was one spot back in 14.77. Kailya Jackson was 16th with a time of 15.54, while Victoria Gibson was 17th in 15.83.

Vincent Johnson was in the top 10 in the men's 110m hurdles event. The sophomore crossed the line in 15.21 to finish ninth in the field.

Edmondson narrowly missed out on a top-three finish in the women's 400m hurdles event. The sophomore placed fourth in the field with a time of 1:04.21, while Ardley placed ninth after crossing the line in 1:09.76.

Josiah Scarlett's top-10 finish in the men's 400m hurdles paced the two Bucs in the event. Scarlett was ninth overall with a time of 55.41, while Terik Johnson placed 18th in 1:00.54.

The women's 4x100m relay team placed fourth in the field and tops among the Big South teams in the competition. The quartet of Adams, Pilgrim, Ardley, and Rush crossed the line in 47.41.

Allen, Paramore, Vincent Johnson, and Green combined to place in the top-three in the men's 4x100m relay. The quartet crossed the line in 42.10 to place third in the field.

Ardley, Edmondson, Pilgrim, and Georgina Russell combined to take on the field in the women's 4x400m relay event. They placed fourth in the field with a time of 3:59.40.

The men's 4x400m relay team placed seventh in the field on the afternoon. Scarlett, Green, Vincent Johnson, and Terik Johnson crossed the line in 3:23.81.

Jumps
Frankie Thomas paced the Bucs in the men's high jump. The sophomore cleared 1.93m to place seventh overall in the field.

Tamara Damjanovic and Kailya Jackson both finished in the top-10 in the women's long jump event to lead three Bucs in the event. Damjanovic was ninth with a distance of 5.33m, while Jackson finished one spot back with 5.23m. Victoria Gibson placed 15th in the field with 4.96m.

Niegel Simmons was back among the leaders in the men's long jump event as the sophomore placed second overall in the field to pace the Bucs. The sophomore reached 7.26m to lead CSU.

Damjanovic and Gibson took on the field in the women's triple jump for the Bucs. Damjanovic was ninth with a distance of 11.52m, while Gibson placed 13th with 10.77m.

Timothy Davis also placed among the top leaders in the field in the men's triple jump. The sophomore reached 14.44m to pace the Bucs and finish second overall in the event.

Throws
Alexus Foreman paced three Bucs in the women's shot put event. Foreman was fifth overall with a distance of 13.27m, while Milan Williams was also in the top-10 with 12.48m. Madison McCoy was 11th overall with 11.30m.

Seth Wolfe was the Bucs' leader in the men's shot put event to lead the two Bucs with clean throws. Wolfe placed 10th overall with a distance of 13.82m, while Clarence Moss was 14th in 12.52m.

McCoy was the CSU leader in the women's discus throw. The sophomore reached 42.87m placing fifth in the field, while Williams was ninth overall with a long throw of 41.26m.

JP Caglione and Wolfe were in the top 10 in the men's discus throw. Caglione placed ninth overall in 40.94m, while Wolfe was one spot back in 40.77m. Moss placed 13th overall with a long of 40.03m, while Ryan Spiecha placed 20th with 36.01m.

Distance
Bethany Thornhill took on the field in the women's 5000m race to pace the Bucs. She crossed the line 13th overall with a time of 19:46.85.

Joshua Bowers was CSU's lone representative in the men's 1500m race. He placed seventh in 4:01.61.

Matt Inman and Adam Huff paced the Bucs in the men's 5000m race with the freshmen both finishing in the top six in the event. Inman was third overall with a time of 15:40.68, while Huff crossed the line sixth in 16:04.31.

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