Wilson's record-setting performance highlights Bucs' efforts throughout the Southeast on Saturday

Wilson's record-setting performance highlights Bucs' efforts throughout the Southeast on Saturday

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jeryck Wilson's record-setting performance highlighted Charleston Southern's efforts across the Southeast as the Buccaneers competed at the Georgia Tech Invitational, the USC Open, and the Virginia Challenge on Saturday.

Wilson eclipsed a 2011 record in the men's 10000m race in the final event of the day at the Virginia Challenge to pace the Bucs in their final meet prior to taking a break for final exams.

Georgina Russell (women's 800m) and Caroline Edmondson (women's 400m hurdles) also recorded top performances in the CSU annals at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

Sprints/Hurdles
Jasmine Pilgrim was the top finisher in the women's 200m dash at the Georgia Tech Invitational with the senior sprinter crossing the line in 24.94 winning the fourth heat and placing 19th overall. Alexis Adams was 35th with a time of 25.25, while Shantel Ardley was 46th in 25.50. Kaitlyn Pierce rounded out the group in 72nd with a time of 27.02.

Vincent Johnson was the Bucs' top finisher in the men's 200m dash as he took on the field in the event. Johnson placed 34th overall with a time of 22.59.

Justin Green was tops for the Bucs in the men's 400m dash with the sophomore crossing the line in 49.63 to place 21st.

Fresh off her top 10 performance in the women's 1500m race, Georgina Russell also placed in the top 10 in the women's 800m run on Saturday. The senior crossed the line in 2:13.82 to place second in the second heat and 10th overall in the field. Russell's time was the second-fastest in CSU history behind only Mary Elliot's time set in 2014 at the Georgia Tech Invitational (2:13.14). Javenique McDowell was 28th overall with a time of 2:22.35.

Joshua Bowers paced CSU in the men's 800m run in Atlanta. The freshman won the fifth heat by a full second and crossed the line 18th overall with a time of 1:54.85.

Keith Terry and Brandon Damon took on the field in the men's 800m run in Columbia with Terry topping the two Bucs with a time of 1:57.85 to place 12th in the field. Damon was three spots back in 1:58.67.

Caroline Edmondson topped the second heat and placed fourth overall in the women's 400m hurdles. The sophomore crossed the line in 1:02.08 to win the round by nearly eight-tenths of a second. It was the third-fastest time in CSU history.

Josiah Scarlett was CSU's top finisher in the men's 400m hurdles with the junior taking on the field in the third heat. Scarlett was third overall in his round and 12th in the field with a time of 53.81.

The men's 4x400m relay team placed eighth out of the field in the event at the George C. Griffin Track. The quartet of Scarlett, Green, Andrew Akright, and Vincent Johnson crossed the line in 3:23.47.

Jumps
Tamara Damjanovic continues to make her mark in the women's triple jump event as the freshman was on the podium in the event. She was one of three athletes to clear 12-meters on the day with her sixth attempt going for 12.01m to put her second overall in the field. Victoria Gibson was 17th overall with her second attempt going 11.07m.

Timothy Davis was eighth in the men's triple jump with the sophomore achieving clean marks on five of his six attempts. His third attempt put him at 14.29m and was his longest of the day.

Throws
Madison McCoy put up strong numbers in the women's discus throw as CSU's lone representative in the event. The sophomore put up clean marks on all three attempts with her second sailing 40.97m to place her 11th in the field.

Distance
Jeryck Wilson took on the field in the men's 10000m race at the Virginia Challenge. The sophomore distance runner was the lone CSU athlete to compete in Charlottesville and placed 12th in the event. He crossed the line in 30:13.40 to cap the Bucs' efforts on the weekend in the final event of the day on Saturday night. Wilson's time shattered the CSU all-time record set by Andrew King in 2011 at the Big South Championships by nearly a full minute (31:35.25).

Up Next
Charleston Southern closes out the outdoor regular season on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the CSU Tune-Up at the Bagwell-Settle Track Complex on the campus of CSU. Events are expected to run throughout the day for the one-day event.

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