CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern will host their first of two home meets to open the outdoor track & field season. The Jim Settle Spring Break Invitational will take place on Saturday, March 16 at the Bagwell-Settle Track on the campus of CSU.
Field events begin at 10am on Saturday with the men's javelin. Track events will start at 1pm with the women's 4x400 meter relay. The Distance Carnival will follow all events with the women's 3K starting at 4:50pm.
Results for the event can be found online at - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/TimingInccom/CSU_Spring_Break_Invitational_2019/
Charleston Southern's women's track & field team capped a strong indoor season at the Big South Indoor Championships as the Buccaneers finished up third in the team standings. Caroline Edmondson was named the scholar athlete of the year and showcased her abilities on the track as she won the women's pentathlon on Friday and placed in the top three in the women's high jump. She was the anchor in the women's 4x400m relay team that captured the title in the final event of the championships. Edmondson is majoring in Kinesiology Clinical at Charleston Southern. The Dickson, Tenn. native has posted a 4.00 GPA over her last three years with the Bucs.
Edmondson (3483) eclipsed the mark set by Janeen Gudger (3407) set back in 2002 at the Blue Heaven Rumble in Chapel Hill, N.C. The junior finished second in the women's 60m hurdles (8.95), second in the high jump (1.59m), third in the shot put (10.79m), and seventh in the long jump (4.87m) to place second overall heading into the final event. Edmondson followed up by winning the 800m by nearly 3.5 seconds to secure the championship after crossing the line in 2:26.76.
Eden Senior took the championship in the women's 400m dash. The freshman was second after the first lap behind Hampton's Autumn Smith, before pulling away with a 30.332 on the final 200m to take the event title.
Victoria Gibson reached 11.56m to place third overall in the women's triple jump and claimed All-Conference recognition for the first time in her collegiate career. The junior had clean jumps on three of her six attempts with her third mark putting her on the podium.
Milan Williams was on the podium for the first time this weekend as the junior thrower placed third in the women's weight throw. Williams reached 17.59m on her first throw and the mark stood in her signature event.
Bagwell-Settle Track will play host to meets on two consecutive weekends with the Jim Settle Spring Break Invitational and next week's Buccaneer Invitational. The eight-lane track was resurfaced in 2015 by Precision Sports Surfaces. The complex also features two jump pits and space for high jump, pole vault, javelin, and discus/hammer throw. Admission is free all day on Saturday and spectators can sit on either of the stadium bleachers.
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