Bucs to Complete at Florida and Raleigh Relays

Bucs to Complete at Florida and Raleigh Relays

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern will compete away from home for the first time in the 2019 outdoor track season. Most of the team will be at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida while a few runners will complete at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina.

Time
The Florida Relays are a three day even beginning on Tuesday night with the Men's Hammer Throw, Men's Javelin, and both 5K's. The event continues Friday and Saturday with the meet wrapping up on Saturday evening. The Bucs will have runners competing in the Raleigh Relays' 10K late Friday night.

Results
Keep up with the Florida Relays at this link - http://csusports.com/links/2v8eac

Live results from the Raleigh Relays are available here - http://csusports.com/links/f7abdn

Live Video

The Florida Relays will be broadcast on SEC Network + and the Raleigh Relays will be on ACC Network Extra. Both are accessible through ESPN.com/watch and the ESPN app.

Weekend Preview
CSU hosted two home meets to kick off the 2019 outdoor track and field season and saw dozens of person and outdoor bests.

A pair of first place finishes by Andrew Akright highlighted the Buccaneer Invitational for CSU's distance crew. Akright won both the 800m and the the 1500m. He's set to run again in the 1500m in Florida.

The Bucs took home a pair of personal bests in the in the 200m last weekend as well with Vincent Johnson and Phillip Finsterwalder each setting their personal bests. Johnson returns to the 110 hurdles this weekend, an event he took the title in at the Settle Spring Break Invitational. Finsterwalder will race in both the 200 and the 400.

Timothy Davis is set to make his second appearance in the triple jump this season. His Spring Break Invitational winning triple jump mark of 14.78m was a new outdoor best for the junior.

In throws, JP Caglione is set for the hammer throw and the shot put after his school record 18.68m in the shot put won the Big South Indoor title.

The Facility

The Florida Relays take place at Percy Beard Track, which has hosted UF track since 1959. The complex seats 4,000 and features a nine lane track that is patterned after the on at the 1984 Summer Olympics in the Los Angeles Coliseum. A Mondo surface was installed after the most recent renovations in 2006. The Raleigh Relays are hosted at Paul H. Derr Track on the campus of NC State. Originally constructed as a cinder track in 1938, the current facility was renovated in 2008 with a new surface and stadium lighting.

Social Media

For live updates from both meets this weekend, follow @CSUGameDay on Twitter.

 

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