WTRACK Preview: Bucs hit the road this weekend for final tune-up to Big South Championships

WTRACK Preview: Bucs hit the road this weekend for final tune-up to Big South Championships

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern is back on the road against this weekend in their final tune-up prior to the Big South Indoor Championships held on February 15-16.

The Bucs will split up this weekend with CSU's sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers, traveling to USC for the Carolina Challenge on February 1-2. The women's distance team and the throwers will compete at the Liberty Elite Invitational on February 2.

The women's track events start at 10 a.m. at the Liberty Elite Invitational on Saturday morning with the women's 5000m run. The weight throw is set to start at 9 a.m.

The women's track events at the Carolina Challenge is set to start at 11 a.m. with the 60m dash open. The field events start at 11 a.m. with the long jump.

Results for the Carolina Challenge can be found here – www.GamecocksOnline.com

The Liberty Elite Invitational results can be found here - http://results.blueridgetiming.com/2019/flamesinvite/

Weekend Preview
Milan Williams headlines the Buccaneers this weekend as CSU heads into its final preparations for the Big South Championships. The junior thrower established a new record in the women's weight throw at 18.36m on her way to taking the title at the VMI Team Challenge. It was Williams' third top-three finish in the event of the season and her first title of the year.

Caroline Edmondson is also entering the weekend in top form after claiming her first title in the women's 60m hurdles event. The junior added results in the 400m race, 4x400m relay, and shot put events as she showcased her athletic prowess at the one-day meet. She is expected to again be among the leaders this weekend at USC.

Sprinter Lauryn James looks to make it another top-three finish in the 200m race this weekend. The freshman has been among the top finishers in each of her first three meets this season and will once again pace the Bucs.

Fellow freshman Eden Senior set the CSU record in the 600m race at the Clemson Orange & Purple Open and will be looked upon for another top finish. Rhone' Allen is also among the leaders to watch for this season after topping the Bucs' sprinter unit this year.

Distance runners Caroline Inman and Makennah Mills paced the Bucs in the cross country season and have reprised their roles in the track season. Inman is coming off a third-place result in the mile, while Mills had a top-three finish in the 3000m earlier this year.

Up Next
Charleston Southern heads back to Lynchburg, Va. in two weeks as the Buccaneers take part in the 2019 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 15-16.

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