CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern women's track and field team is back in action this weekend at the Wake Forest Invitational hosted by Wake Forest University at the JDL Fast Track on January 21 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
JDL Fast Track is quickly becoming one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the southeast. To date, the facility has hosted four national championships: 2014 NCAA Division II, 2015 NCAA Division III, 2015 USATF Masters Indoor National Championship, and the 2016 NJCAA Indoor T&F Championships.
The dedicated indoor track and field facility, which opened in January 2012, houses a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface—the same surface that was used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Field event areas include two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throws area.
The Buccaneers continue their indoor slate after last weekend's season-opening Clemson Invitational. The throwers led the Bucs on the opening weekend paced by a strong performance by freshman thrower Milan Williams winning the weight throw event with a distance of 16.11 meters.
Senior sprinter Danielle Burnett enters the weekend as the reigning Big South Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after leading the Bucs in the 400-meter dash, placing eighth overall in the field.
Freshman thrower Alexus Foreman also stood out in her first collegiate meet. The former VHSL 6A state champion shot putter finished third overall with a distance of 13.46 meters to end up on the podium at the Clemson Invitational.
Overall, 16 Buccaneers will be making the trip to Winston-Salem to take on the field at the Wake Forest Invitational.
Charleston Southern will be one of 30 schools represented at the meet.
Results from the meet will be available at CSUSports.com following the competition.