Women's track and field finish second in Big South Championship

Charleston, SC - From Coastal Carolina University

CHARLESTON, SC – After three days of competition, the Coastal Carolina University women's track and field team finished second at the 2010 Big South Conference Championship with 191 points behind Liberty, who finished with 245.50 points.

The Chanticleers had five Big South Champions and 20 All-Big South honors at the meet.

Ikeiylah Brown received the Women's Most Outstanding Track Performer for the second year in a row after setting an overall Big South record in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash, and finishing second in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay.

Brittany Connor received the Women's Most Outstanding Field Performer after winning the shot put and discus events, including setting a facility record in the discus. Connor also earned a spot on the podium in the hammer throw with a third-place finish.

Mikaela Terry was named to the Big South All-Academic team with a 4.0 grade-point average.

In the 100 meters, Brown took second after running 11.51 and Darriale Henley finished fifth at 11.85.  London Smalls finished right behind Henley in sixth with a time of 12.15.

Brown continued her streak, placing second in the 200 meters with a personal-best of 23.27 while Henley finished fifth with a time of 24.63.

Santresa Jamison was the top Chanticleer in the 400 meters with a fourth-place finish and a personal best of 55.46.  Vondeeshia Humphries and Jerica Howard took the sixth and seventh spots with times of 55.94 and 57.44, respectively.

Christian Johnson was the lone Chant in the 800 meters, finishing fourth with a personal-best of 2:15.02.

In the 1,500 meters, Shelby Donahue and Christina Johnson finished back-to-back at fourth and fifth.  Donahue crossed the line with a season-best 4:42.15 and Johnson had a season-best 4:43.42.

Joyce Curtin placed 11th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:00.75 and Donahue rounded out the pack in 16th at 20:02.86.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Sierrah Oates was the top Coastal finisher at fifth, running 14.69.  Melissa Arango placed seventh in the event with a time of 14.83 and Kandisa Allicock was right behind in eighth, crossing the line in 14.89.

Shanace Issac finished eighth in the 400-meter hurdles, running 1:07.50 in the event.

Both Coastal Carolina relay teams finished second with the 4x100-meter relay team, consisting of Smalls, Brown, Henley and Melekia Simpson finishing in 46.06 while the 4x400-meter team of Jamison, Humphries, Brown and Thomasena Smith crossed the line with a time of 3:44.57.

In the field events, Kierra Gabe was the top Coastal finisher in the triple jump at 38'2.25" (11.64m).  Melissa Arango came in fifth with a 37'3.75" (11.37m) mark while Kristen Crawford placed eighth after leaping 35'5.75" (10.81m).

In the discus, Coastal took spots one, three and four with Connor winning her second event of the meet and setting a new personal record with a throw of 155'9" (47.47m).  Tenasia White and Anjulia Nicholson finished third and fourth with 142'10" (43.55m) and 141'4" (43.07m) marks, respectively.

The Chanticleers are back on the track on Sunday, April 25 at the Vertklasse Meeting in High Point, NC