MTRACK Preview: Buccaneers ready for VMI Team Challenge this weekend

MTRACK Preview: Buccaneers ready for VMI Team Challenge this weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern hits the road for the third time this weekend as the Buccaneers travel to the VMI Team Challenge on Saturday, January 26, at the Corps Physical Training Facility.

The men's track events start at 12:25 p.m. with the 5000m run. The field events start with the weight throw and the long jump both starting at 11:30 p.m.

Results for the one-day event can be found at with the link to the right -

Weekend Preview
Charleston Southern has seen contributions all across the board over the first two meets of the season. The Bucs will look to make it three in a row as they head to the VMI Team Challenge this Saturday afternoon.

Jaymee Domoney had the Bucs off to a good start this past weekend in the men's mile run. The sophomore finished second overall in the event with a time of 4:15.42 to finish as the first of four CSU athletes in the top-three on the weekend.

Triple jumper Timothy Davis was also among the top finishers on the weekend. The junior excelled as one of three athletes to clear 14.5-meters. He hit 14.70m on his first attempt to finish third overall in the field.

The reigning Big South Men's Field Athlete of the Week, JP Caglione, paced the Bucs in the men's weight throw and finished second overall with a distance of 18.68m. Seth Wolfe made his first appearance among the top three finishing third in the weight throw with a distance of 17.98m.

The Bucs' top three finishes came a week after posting four champions at the Clemson Orange & Purple Open. The Bucs are looking for strong performances again by Ryan Spiecha (shot put), Andrew Akright (mile), Vincent Johnson (60m hurdles) and Matt Inman (3000m) to continue to showcase their versatility with only three more meets until conference competition.

The Facility
The Corps Physical Training Facility underwent recent renovations and opened formally in January 2017. The building is dual-purpose, as it is used for both track and field and general Corps of Cadets activities. The track is a hydraulic banked, 200-meter oval with two sprint straights and two long/triple jump and vault runways, located in the center of the oval. It is believed to be one of only six indoor tracks at the NCAA level with a 200-meter banked hydraulic oval, and one of only two (joining Liberty) with a Beynon-produced surface. There are also two high jump areas.

Two throwing cages are located at one end of the venue as well, and the entire facility is wired for video, scoreboard and music, enabling fans to easily follow the action at each venue without difficulty or excessive eye strain.  Above the main floor is a flat, 350-meter warm-up track that athletes can use during the meet to prepare for their events.

Up Next
Charleston Southern heads to the Lynchburg, Va. for the Liberty Elite Invitational hosted at the facility that will serve as the home of the 2019 Big South Track & Field Championships. The one-day event takes place on February 2 on the campus of Liberty University.

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