Pilgrim and Coleman power Bucs at Georgia Tech Invitational

Pilgrim and Coleman power Bucs at Georgia Tech Invitational

ATLANTA – Charleston Southern's Jasmine Pilgrim and Kolisha Coleman delivered career best times in the 200-meter dash to power the Bucs at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

Pilgrim ran in 24.31 seconds to take fourth in the field of 64 athletes. Her teammate was right behind, as Coleman sped across the finish line in 24.34 seconds to place fifth. Both are in position for a spot in the NCAA East Regionals field from May 26-28.

Pilgrim added more highlights to an excellent sophomore season by earning a berth in the 100-meter dash finals. After running in 11.99 and 11.94 seconds, respectively, in the prelims and semifinals, Pilgrim finished the finals in 12.02 seconds to place 7th among 46 athletes. Pilgrim's time of 11.94 in the semis equaled her career best performance.

Coleman ran the 200 in 24.34 seconds to beat her personal best. She also contributed a 27th place standing in the 400 after running in 57.77 seconds.

Aluntrea Davis also put forth a strong showing for coach Tosha Ansley's Bucs, completing the 200 in 24.73 seconds to earn a tenth-place finish. The junior also ran her way into the top half of the field in the 100-meter dash, placing 20th with a time of 12.26 seconds.

CSU now sets its sights on the 2016 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Liberty University. The Bucs will head to Lynchburg, Va. from May 10-12. 

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