CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern recorded two championships on Saturday's final day of the CSU Spring Invitational as TeJyrica Robinson paced the field in the 100m hurdles, while the Bucs' 4x100m relay team took top honors.
Robinson was seeded second in the 100m hurdles field following Friday's preliminary round after crossing the line in 14.83. She took nearly a second off of her time in Saturday's championship with a time of 14.07 to win by .15 over Liberty's Katie Dodson.
Three clean hand-offs gave Kolisha Coleman a margin to cruise in the women's 4x100m relay as the Buccaneers dominated the field with a time of 46.53 to take the team title in the event. The Bucs, paced by performances by Aluntrea Davis, Jasmine Pilgrim, and Robinson topped Liberty (48.39) and College of Charleston (48.77) to make a strong statement in their first outdoor meet.
Pilgrim was narrowly edged at the finish line in the women's 100m dash to prevent a CSU sweep in the sprinters' premier event at the CSU Spring Break Invitational. USC Beaufort's J'hari Williams won the event over the CSU junior by one one-hundredth of a second at 11.71-11.72.
Victoria Gibson, Demisha Norman, and Anaia Hood recorded a trio of top-five finishes for the Bucs in the women's triple jump. Gibson finished second overall with a long jump of 11.47m. Norman was close behind in third with 11.22m, while Hood placed fifth in the field with a distance of 11.13m.
Shantel Ardley finished sixth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.39, while Davis was seventh with a time of 12.53.
Coleman paced the Bucs in the seeded 400m run on Saturday afternoon. The senior finished seventh, crossing the line with a time of 58.11.
Emma-Lisa Murphy led the Bucs in the 3000-meter run on Saturday afternoon. The senior started the event strong before finishing eighth overall in the field with a time of 10:41.33.
Ardley led the Bucs in the seeded 400m hurdles placing seventh overall in the field with a time of 1:09.43.
Caroline Edmondson also qualified for Saturday's 100m hurdles finals and placed fifth overall in the event with a time of 14.68.
The Bucs' 4x400 A team of Alexis Adams, Coleman, Davis, and Pilgrim finished fourth overall in the event with a time of 3:58.19. The B team placed fourth in the second heat and seventh overall with a time of 4:11.88 as Destinie Little, Traci Drayton, Areale Frazier, and Nina Massie took on the field.
Alexus Foreman led the Bucs in the shot put with the freshman throwing 13.17m to place fifth in the event. Briana Sims was ninth overall with a throw of 12.12m, while Madison McCoy finished 10th overall with a long throw of 11.44m. Frazier rounded out the group in 19th overall with a throw of 10.25m.
Milan Williams recorded a top-five finish in the women's discus with a long throw of 41.52 to place fourth overall among collegiate athletes and fifth in the event. Foreman placed 17th with a throw of 35.32m.
The Buccaneers are projected to split up next week with trips to the Weems Baskin Invitational hosted by South Carolina and the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State on the schedule for March 24-25.