Sprinters excel in final tune-up for Big South Championship

Sprinters excel in final tune-up for Big South Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Charleston Southern sophomore Jasmine Pilgrim finished sixth in the 60-meter to help lead the Bucs at the Samford Open this weekend.

Pilgrim ran in 7.63 seconds in the prelims and is ranked first in the Big South Conference heading into the conference championship meet in two weeks. Pilgrim's outstanding run in the prelims was just .03 seconds off the top spot held by Georgia's Chanice Porter.

CSU senior captain LaQuestis Scott had a strong showing in the 400-meter for head coach Tosha Ansley's squad. Scott ran a personal indoor best of 57.54 seconds to place 19th in the field of 81 runners that included athletes from high-major programs. Scott's time puts her among the top eight in the league as the conference championship meet approaches.

Pilgrim and Scott were the second and third leg of the Bucs' 4x400 meter relay team that finished eighth with a season-best effort of 3:55.48. Danielle Burnett and Kolisha Coleman anchored that relay team

Burnett and Coleman finished neck and neck in Friday night's 200-meter dash, placing 18th and 19th in the pool of 82 sprinters. Burnett came in in 25.40 seconds, with Coleman right behind in 25.42 seconds.

CSU junior Hannah Palm also made a strong contribution, running the 800-meter in a season-best time of 2:23.81 to earn a spot in the top half of the field.


CSU will head to Blacksburg, Virginia for the Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships from Feb. 26-27.


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