2011-12 BUCCANEERS COACHING STAFF
Head Men’s Track & Field Coach Ninth Season •Radford ‘00
Tim Langford took the reins as the CSU Head Men’s Track & Field Coach on August 1, 2003. During his tenure he has elevated the men’s program to a top tier program in the Big South Conference. Immediately, Langford went to work, showing his prowess as a recruiter by doubling his team size with his first recruiting class. In addition to the increase in the quantity of performers, the quality of performances has also improved. In his first two years, Langford compiled over sixty conference-scoring performances. In fact, Langford’s athletes have broken every indoor sprint record from the 60 meters to the mile. Since Langford’s arrival, he has had 23 NCAA Regional qualifiers, two NCAA National qualifiers, two USA Junior National qualifiers and an Olympic Trials qualifier. In addition, he has had three Big South Male Track Athlete of the Year selections, the 200708 Big South Indoor Track Freshman of the Year, and has been named the Big South Coach of the Year twice.
Coach Langford has also experienced a successful athletic career. As an athlete at Radford University, Coach Langford was the first Big South Conference Champion in Track & Field in school history. The 5’7” Langford set an indoor conference record in the high jump at 6’10.75”. He won all but one Outdoor Conference Championship in the high jump. Coach also set school records in the High Jump, Triple Jump, 4 x 100m, and 4 x 400m. He scored conference points for the Highlanders in the high, long, and triple jumps, both sprint relays, and the 110m hurdles. Langford married the former Lisa Holmes on Oct. 18, 2008 and the couple resides in North Charleston.
Before joining the CSU family, Coach Langford spent two years at fellow Big South Conference member High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. As the Assistant Cross Country & Track & Field coach at High Point, Coach Langford helped the Panthers attain the first ever division I conference championship in cross country. Langford also helped lead the Panthers in attaining numerous individual conference champions & All Conference performances; ranging from the sprints, jumps, and relays. In fact, Langford’s Women’s 4x400 meter relay team never lost a conference championship while under his leadership. Langford’s athletes also set several Big South Conference meet records; the 4x400 meter relay, and women’s long jump to mention a few. Langford went to High Point after spending a year at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. There he coached several state qualifiers in the sprints and jumps. Langford had an easy transition into coaching. This is largely due to being able to coach at his alma mater where he found comfort in the same system, and staff, to which he came from.
2011-12 BUCCANEERS COACHING STAFF
Head Women’s Track & Field Coach 11th Season •Charleston Southern ‘99
Tosha N. Ansley came to CSU during the 2001-02 school year, and has changed the CSU & Big South Conference record books. During Ansley’s time at CSU, her athletes have broken every indoor and outdoor sprint, hurdle, jump and throws record with the exception of the weight throw and short hurdles. She has had one NCAA All-East Regional selection, 10 East Regional Qualifiers and 18 East Regional qualifying performances. in 2008, Dionne Gibson earned USTFCCCA AllAmerican honors by posting the highest finish (15th) by any CSU athlete in school history at the national meet. Her 4x100m relay team also holds the Big South all-time and championship meet record with a time of 45.42. Last year Gibson set the Big South all-time and Conference meet record with times of 23.54 and 23.68, respectively. Coach Ansley has had a two-time Big South Female Athletes of the Year in Dionne Gibson, the 2008 Big South Indoor Freshman of the Year in Canchettar Delamar, and the 2008 Outdoor Freshman of the Year, Misha Morris. She’s had 28 Big South Conference Champions and over 70 All-Conference performances accredited. Her athletes are extremely talented in the classroom as well. Her team has received four CSU Most Improved Academic Awards, along with one Highest Team GPA Award and has had over a 100 scholar athletes. At the 2008 Big South Outdoor Championships, Ansley coached 21 athletes to all-conference honors and seven individual conference champions, one Big South Conference All time/Championship Meet Record in the 4x100m relay, as well as honors for Dionne Gibson (Most Outstanding Track Performer) & Misha Morris (Freshman of the Year). The secondplace finish posted by the Lady Bucs was the best finish since Ansley’s freshman year at CSU & highest point total in CSU history(186 pts) earning her Coach of the Year honors
relays. During her time there, she coached 24 indoor/ outdoor school record-holders, 13 conference champions, 38 all-conference performers, and one Junior National qualifier, two Big South Conference Most Outstanding Track Athletes (men/women), one Men’s Track Athlete of the Year, 16 Big South Presidential Scholars, and four Dean’s List Scholars. Besides coaching at Winthrop, Ansley was a volunteer coach at Summerville High School, where she helped coach the women’s track and field team. As a collegian, Ansley established herself as one of the top hurdlers and jumpers at Charleston Southern. She was an eight-time Big South Conference individual track and field champion, and earned all-conference honors during each of her four seasons. A fourtime track and field team MVP and twice-selected Big South MVP in track, Ansley still holds several school records in indoor and outdoor track competition. On Oct. 27, 2006, she was inducted into the CSU Hall of Fame. Ansley received her bachelor’s degree in physical education and psychology from Charleston Southern University in 1999. She is Level II certified in sprints, hurdles & relays. and a member of the South Carolina Coaches Association, USA Track and Field Association & US Track Cross Country Coaches Association. She resides in Goose Creek, S.C.
Prior to returning to CSU, Ansley spent two years at Winthrop University as the men’s and women’s assistant cross country and track & field coach. At Winthrop, she coached sprints, hurdles, jumps and
Atlanta, Ga./Rockdale HS (Clemson)
Freshman •Jumps 5-10 •160
Senior • Jumps 5-10 •160
2011 Outdoor: Took 4th at the Weems Baskin (3/26) in the long jump with a mark of 7.07m…Placed 4th overall at the Florida Relays (4/1-4/2) in the long jump with a mark of 51.44m (168-09)…Also helped to bring the bucs a 10th place finish overall in the 4x100m relay at the Florida Relays with a time of 40.64…Took 6th in the prelims at the Duke Invite (4/8-4/9) in the 100m dash with a time of 10.94…Finished 5th at the Chanticleer Classic (4/15) in the 400m dash with a time of 50.74…Placed 7th in the 100m dash prelims at the Big South Outdoor Championships (4/21-4/23) with a time of 10.86…Helped win the 4x100m relay at the Big South Outdoor Championships with a time of 40.30…Also placed 1st in the long jump with a 7.35m mark (24-1.50).
Personal: Competed for Dorman High School... 2011 State Champion in the long jump... Also a member of the state champion 4 x 100 meter relay team.... State qualifier in the 200-meter dash... Helped lead Dorman to the 2011 State Championship.
2010-2011 Indoor: Placed 17th at the Hokie Invite (1/211/22) in the triple jump with a mark of 13.55m (44-5.5)… Finished 2nd at the Gamecock Open (1/26) in the 55m dash with a time of 6.51…Took 1st at the New Balance Invite (2/4-2/5) with a mark of 7.54m…Placed 4th at the Tiger Paw Invite (2/11-2/12) in the long ump with a mark of 7.16m (23-6.00)…Took 1st overall at the Big South Indoor Championships (2/24-2/25) in the long jump with a mark of 7.43m (24-4.50)…Also placed 5th in the triple jump at the Big South Indoor Championships with a mark of 14.45m (47-5.00)…Helped his team finished 1st in the 4x00m relay with a time of 3:18.32…Took 3rd at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier (3/5) in the long jump with a mark of 7.47m (24-6.25). CSU: Finished third at the Orange and Purple Classic last year with a season-best long jump of 7.25m and was third in the event at the Big South Championships … transferred to CSU from Clemson University High School: Ran 21.8 seconds in the 200m dash and 49.7 seconds in the 400m dash ... bests were 23-11 in the long jump, and 47-3 in the triple jump … was also a member of the cross country and wrestling squads at Rockdale County HS. Personal: Son of Vernita and Eric Allen.
Statham, Ga./Winder Barrow HS
Decatur, Ga./Dutchtown HS
Junior •Sprints 5-9 •150
Sophomore • Sprints 5-8 •175
2011 Outdoor: Won the 100m dash at the Coastal Carolina Invitational (3/12) with a time of 10.65 seconds… Placed 2nd at the Weems Baskin (3/26) in the 100m dash with a time of 10.65 seconds…Finished 4th in the 100m dash finals with a time of 10.77 seconds at the Duke Invitational (4/8-4/9)…Placed 2nd at the Big South Outdoor Championships (4/21-4/23) in the 100m dash finals with a time of 10.51…Also placed 3rd in the 200m dash finals at the Big South Outdoor Championships with a time of 21.61 seconds...Finished 8th at the North Florida Invitational (5/13-5/14) in the 100m final with a time of 10.54 seconds. 2010-11 Indoor: Finished 14th in the 60m dash prelims with a time of 6.91 seconds at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational (1/21-1/22)…Took 12th in the 60m finals at the Tiger Paw Invitational (2/11-2/12) with a time of 6.88…Ran his best time in the Tiger Paw Invitational in the semis with a mark of 6.85 seconds. High School: Graduated with honors while running track for Coach Sam Stovall. Personal: Son of ARhonda Lytle and Ken Johnson … majoring in engineering at CSU
2011 Outdoor: Placed 3rd in the 400m dash with a time of 48.84 seconds at the Weems Baskin (3/26)…Also was part of the 4x100m relay team that took 3rd at the Weems Baskin with a time of 41.50 seconds…Was part of the 4x100m relay team that finished 10th at the Florida Relays (4/1-4/2) with a time of 40.64 seconds…Placed 4th as part of the 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:16.77 at the Duke Invitational (4/8-4/9)…Placed 2nd in the 200m dash at the Chanticleer Classic (4/15) with a time of 21.88 seconds…Finished 7th in the 200m dash finals with at time of 22.62 at the Big South Outdoor Championships (4/21-4/23)…Also won the 400m dash finals with a time of 47.53 at the Big South Outdoor Championships… Was also part of the 4x100m relay team that won at the Big South Outdoor Championships with a time of 40.30 seconds…Finished 2nd as part of the 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:16.60 at the Big South Outdoor Championships…Took 4th in the 400m dash final at the North Florida Invitational (5/13-5/14) with a time of 47.56…Also was part of the winning 4x100m relay team with a time of 39.78 at the North Florida Invitational. 2010-11 Indoor: Finished 11th in the 400m dash with a time of 49.22 seconds at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational (1/21-1/22)…Took 4th in the 800m run at the Gamecock Open (1/26) with a time of 2:05.84…Was part of the 4x400 relay team that placed 12th at the New Balance Invitational with a time of 3:19.42…Also was part of the 4x200m relay team that won at the New Balance Invitational with a time of 1:26.28…Took 15th in the 400m dash with a time of 49.17 at the New Balance Invitational as well…Took 12th in the 60m prelims at the Tiger Paw Invitational (2/11-2/12) with a time of 6.88 seconds…Also finished 9th in the 200m dash with a time of 22.37 seconds at the Tiger Paw Invitational…Was part of the 4x400m relay team that placed 2nd at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 3:16.62…Placed 2nd in the 400m finals at the Big South Indoor Championships (2/24-2/25) with a time of 48.72 seconds…Also finished 5th in the 200m finals at the Big South Indoor Championships with a time of 22.41 seconds…Ran the 200m prelims in 22.08 at the Big South Indoor Championships…Was part of the 4x400m relay team that took 1st at the Big South Indoor Championships with a time of 3:18.32…Finished 12th in the 60m semis at the Virginia Tech Qualifier (3/5) with a time of 7.03 CSU: Ran personal bests of 10.51 in the 100m dash, 21.04 in the 200m dash and was the 2010 CSU Team MVP ... qualified for the NCAA First Round in the 100m dash, 200m dash and as part of the 4x100m relay team. High School: Four-time MVP at Dutchtown High School, where he ran for coach Isaiah Hill … earned the Coach’s Award as a junior and senior … County Champion in the 200m and 400m three years in a row (2006-2008) setting the county record in both events … holds five different school records (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 5,000) … also a member of the cross country team. Personal: Majoring in kinesiology and business at CSU with hopes of becoming an athletic trainer for an NFL team … son of Denise Rogers … born Jan. 9.
Silvania, Ga./Screven County HS
Swainsboro, Ga./Swainsboro HS
Senior •Sprints 5-8 •150
Senior • Sprints 6-1 •175
2011 Outdoor: Finished 32nd in the 400m dash with a time of 51.65 seconds at the Duke Invitational (4/8-4/9)…Placed 3rd in the 400m dash at the Chanticleer Classic (4/15) with a time of 48.77 seconds…Finished 15th in the 400m dash prelims with a time of 51.01 at the Big South Outdoor Championships (4/21-4/23)…Took 29th in the 100m prelims with a time of 10.87 seconds at the North Florida Invitational (5/13-5/14)…Also was part of the 1st place 4x100m relay team at the North Florida Invitational with a time of 39.78 seconds. 2010-11 Indoor: Took 35th in the 400m dash with a time of 52.04 seconds at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational (1/21-1/22)…Also was part of the 4x400m relay team that finished 16th at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational with a time of 3:22.86…Was part of the 4x400m relay team that finished 12th with a time of 3:19.42 at the New Balance Invitational (2/4-2/5)…Also was part of the 4x200m relay team at the New Balance Invitational that won with a time of 1:26.28…Finished 33rd in the 400m dash with a time of 49.87 at the New Balance Invitational as well…Placed 10th in the 200m dash with a time of 22.41 at the Tiger Paw Invitational (2/11-2/12)…Also was part of the 4x400m relay team that placed 2nd at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 3:16.62…Finished 5th in the 400m finals at the Big South Indoor Championships (2/24-2/25) with a time of 50.50 seconds…Also ran a 49.84 during the 400m prelims at the Big South Indoor Championships… Placed 3rd in the 200m finals with a time of 22.30 at the Big South Indoor Championships…Ran the 200m prelims in 22.02 seconds at the Big South Indoor Championships…Also was part of the 4x400m relay team that won at the Big South Indoor Championships with a time of 3:18.32. CSU: Holds the Big South 200m meet record (21.27) … along with teammate Javon Young earned the school’s first-ever bids to the NCAA Indoor National Championships in 2009-10. High School: Three-time state participant for Coach Rib Campbell at Screven County HS … state champion in the 200 and 400m dash in 2007 … earned all-region honors in the 400m and 200m dash events … also a member of the football team earning all-region honors as a defensive end. Personal: Son of Lisa and Raymond Tyler … majoring in kinesiology and sociology with hopes of becoming a collegiate track and field coach.
2011 Outdoor: Was part of the 4x100m relay team that placed 3rd with a time of 41.50 seconds at the Weems Baskin (3/26)…Finished 5th at the Florida Relays (4/1-4/2) with a time of 10.39 seconds in the 100m dash…Also was part of the 4x100m relay team that finished 10th with a time of 40.64 seconds at the Florida Relays… Took 4th as part of the 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:16.77 at the Duke Invitational (4/8-4/9)…Also placed 3rd in the 400m dash (Dev.) with a time of 48.91 at the Duke Invitational…Won the 100m dash finals with a time of 10.43 seconds at the Big South Outdoor Championships…Also won the 200m dash finals at the Big South Outdoor Championships with a time of 20.96 seconds…Was part of the 1st place 4x100m relay team with a time of 40.30 seconds at the Big South Outdoor Championships as well…Placed 2nd as part of the 4x400m relay team at the Big South Championships with a time of 3:16.60…Took 2nd in the 100m prelims with a time of 10.20 seconds at the North Florida Invitational…Also was part of the 1st place 4x100m relay team at the North Florida Invitational with a time of 39.78 seconds…Placed 16th in the 100m semis at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 10.46 seconds…Also took 16th in the 200m semis with a time of 21.41 seconds. 2010-11 Indoor: Won the 60m dash finals with a time of 6.65 seconds at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational (1/21-1/22)…Also placed 7th in the 200m dash with a time of 21.73 seconds at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational…Was part of the 4x400m relay team that finished 16th at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational with a time of 3:22.86…Was part of the 4x400m relay team that finished 12th with a time of 3:19.42 at the New Balance Invitational…Also was part of the 1st place 4x200m relay team at the New Balance Invitational with a time of 1:26.28…Finished 4th in the 60m dash finals with a time of 6.68 seconds at the New Balance Invitational as well…Won the 200m dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational (2/11-2/12) with a time of 21.46 seconds…Also was part of the 4x400m relay team that placed 2nd with a time of 3:16.62 at the Tiger Paw Invitational…Took 1st in the 60m dash finals at the Big South Indoor Championships (2/242/25) with a time of 6.73 seconds…Also won the 200m finals with a time of 21.36 seconds at the Big South Indoor Championships…Was part of the 4x400m relay team that placed 1st with a time of 3:18.32 seconds at the Big South Indoor Championships as well…Finished 4th in the 60m finals at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier (3/5) with a time of 6.74 seconds…Took 17th in the 60m dash prelims at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (3/11-3/12) with a time of 6.81 seconds…Also finished 15th in the 200m dash prelims with a time of 21.44 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. High School: As a junior, finished as the state runner-up in the 100m and 200m dashes, helping lead his SHS team to a state championship under Coach Brice Hobbs … won the 200m state championship as a senior … holds the school record in the 100m and 200m dash events … also a four-year member of the football and wrestling teams. Personal: Son of Joyce McNear and Al Young, born August 21 … majoring in preengineering.
Statham, Ga./Winder Barrow HS
Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Elye
Freshman • Hurdles
Senior • Sprints
2010-11: Redshirted the season. CSU: Competed at Junior Nationals in 2009 and was the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay team that finished eighth in the nation and earned All-American honors …. Big South champion in the 100m dash in 2010 … holds the school record in the 100 meter dash.
Personal: Competed for Talonda Ingram at Blanche Ely High School… Best time of 14.25 in the 100-meter hurdles… Ran a 45.6 in the 300-meter hurdle… Best sports moment is winning the 100-meter hurdles in the Golden South track meet… 2011 FHSAA 4A State runner-up… Came to CSU to get away from home… Favorite food is fried chicken… Born Sept. 25, 1992 to Tervillia Noel.
High School: Named the best female runner four years in a row at ECHS while competing for Coach Michael Ward and Coach Nate Hayes … earned state runner-up honors in 2006 and 2008. Personal: Daughter of Pamala and Patrick Wallace … majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.
2012 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Bucs in Fourth After Day One of 2012 BSC T&F Championships MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Braxton Drummond and Zach Pociatek both had strong showings in the field events to lead the Charleston Southern men’s track and field team to a fourth-place ranking after one day of action at the 2012 Big South Conference Men’s Track & Field Championships, hosted by Coastal Carolina in Conway on Thursday. Drummond was the 2012 runner-up in the long jump, recording a distance of 7.29 meters to finish .03 meters behind champion Tyler Askew of Coastal Carolina. Drummond entered the meet with the Big South’s second-best performance of the season with a jump of 7.36 meters at the UNF Invite back in March. Pociatek took home a fourth-place finish at the hammer throw with a toss of 53.86 meters for a personal best. Teammate Richie German was 11th in the event, recording a throw of 49.60 meters. The trio will be back in action for the Buccaneers on Friday for the second session of the 2012 BSC Championships. Drummond is scheduled to compete in the high jump, while German will be back at it in the shot put. Drummond will also join teammates Javon Young and Rozzie Johnson in the 100-meter dash preliminaries.
Young, Johnson Qualify for Finals at BSC Championships MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Javon Young and Rozzie Johnson have qualified for Saturday’s finals by posting top-times in their events to lead the CSU men’s track & field team to a seventh place ranking after two days of competition at the 2012 Big South Conference Men’s Track & Field Championships, hosted by Coastal Carolina in Conway on Friday. Liberty leads the way with 90.50 points after seven events, with host Coastal as the runner up with 52 points. The Bucs enter the final day of completion ahead of Campbell, UNC Asheville and Radford with 13 points. Young and Johnson combined for the one-two finish in the preliminary heats of both the 100- and 200-meter dash events. Young took first in the 100 with a time of 10.42, with Johnson crossing second in 10.56. Braxton Drummond was 14th in the prelims, running an 11.01 in the event. Cornelius Tyler joined the duo to make it one-two-three in the 200-meter event, as Young again boasted the top time of the prelims with a track and meet record of 20.69. Johnson was second in a season-best 21.13 while Tyler took third by also running a season-best of 21.17. Dantwan Spreads joined them in the event, running a 22.97 for 22nd place. Tyler was the Bucs’ top finisher in the prelims of the 400-meter dash, crossing the line in 49.08 for a seasonbest. Juan Thompson was a close tenth in a seasonbest 49.09, while Spreads was 12th in 49.16 – also a season-best. Stephen Slan was 17th in the event in a time of 50.76. Baxley Crosby and Tyree Hines competed in the 800-meter run for the Bucs, taking 16th and 18th, respectively. Crosby finished in a season-best 1:59.11, with Hines running a 2:00.31. Hines went on to take 14th in the 1500-meter run, finishing in a career-best 4:03.78. Michael Marshburn ran a 10:22.82 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to take 15th place. Martin Hutchens joined him the event, finishing 17th with a 10:47.84. The Bucs were represented in the field events by Braxton Drummond, who took 11th in the high jump by clearing a height of 1.81-meters. Richard Landford was ninth in the shot put, recording a season-best throw of 14.23 meters. Richie German was 14th with a toss of 13.31 meters. The Bucs will finish things up with the third and final round on Saturday in Conway
2012 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Bucs Crowd Podium, Take Fourth at 2012 BSC T&F Championships MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Trips to the podium in four events on the final day of action helped the CSU men’s track and field team to a fourth place finish at the 2012 Big South Conference Men’s Track and Field Championships, hosted by Coastal Carolina at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach on Saturday. CSU accrued 78.5 points at the meet, finishing behind third-place High Point (98 points). Coastal Carolina was the men’s runner up with 135 points, while Liberty claimed its sixth straight title with 213 points. Javon Young’s four trips to the podium, a sweep of the 200-meter dash and a four-hour rain delay highlighted the third day of action for the Buccaneers. The men’s 4 x 100 meter relay team successfully defended their title from last season, winning the event in a meet record time. Javon Young, Rozzie Johnson, Cornelius Tyler and Dantwan Spreads combined for a time of 39.91 to win the event by nearly eight-tenths of a second. After waiting out the rain, Tyler and Young would add another first place finish in the 4 x 400-meter relay as well. The duo combined with Dantwan Spreads and Juan Thompson to run a 3:12.92 in the event.
Young Named Big South Track Performer of the Year CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With four gold medals at this year’s Big South Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Javon Young has been named the 2012 Men’s Track Performer of the Year as announced by the league on Monday. It marks the second time this year Young has received the honor, as he did so for the indoor season as well. Four events meant four trips to the podium for Young, who took first place individually in the 100- and 200-meter dash events. He ran a 10.38 in the 100-meter event before breaking the meet record and posting an Olympic “B” standard time in the 200 with a 20.69. The Bucs would sweep the event, as Rozzie Johnson took second and Cornelius Tyler third. Joined by Tyler, Johnson and Dantwan Spreads, Young helped the 4 x 100 meter relay team to a meet record of 39.91 as the quarter successfully defended last season’s title in the event. Young, Spreads, Johnson and Juan Thompson then finished the night with yet another gold medal, this time in the 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 3:12.92.
Young and Johnson took the podium once again in the 100-meter dash, as Young successfully defended his title in that event as well. Young crossed the line first in a 10.38, while Johnson took third place in 10.67. Soon after, the Buccaneers completed a sweep of the 200-meter event. Young again took top honors, finishing with a time of 20.82 for the win. He was followed by Johnson, who collected second place at 21.14. Tyler rounded out the podium, running a 21.44 for third place. In the field events, Richard Landford took 15th in the discus, recording a throw of 42.84 meters. Zach Pociatek recorded a season-best toss of 35.50 meters for a 21st-place finish. Matt Smith added a 10th place finish in the javelin with a throw of 50.91 meters. The awards for Coach of the Year and Performer of the meet will be announced early next week.
2012 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Jones, King Have Strong Day at 2012 BSC T&F Championships
Bucs Boast Top Times at Day Two of BSC Meet
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Deona Jones and Jasmine King both had stellar performances as the Charleston Southern women’s track & field team started competition at the 2012 Big South Conference Women’s Track & Field Championships on Thursday. The event is hosted by Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Adrienne Cuff and Gabrielle Houston both finished with the top times of their respective events, while Mulern Jean added a meet record as the CSU women’s track team sits in fourth place after day two of competition at the 2012 Big South Conference Track & Field Championships. The event is hosted by Coastal Carolina in Conway.
The Buccaneers are currently in eighth place through event 37, with host Coastal Carolina leading the way. Jones started things off for the Lady Bucs with a fourth place finish in the long jump, recording a distance of 5.72 meters, just 0.02 shy of her season best. Tamisha Foster tied her season-best jump with a distance of 5.43 meters for 12th place. Also in the field events, Tenasia White took home 10th place in the hammer throw with a toss of 46.43 meters, surpassing her previous season-best by 0.12 meters. Daisy Whitaker and Talei Tagivakatini also competed in the event, taking 16th and 21st place, respectively. Whitaker recorded a throw of 44.70 meters, while Tagivakatini threw for a career-best 40.16 meters. In the heptathlon event, King took home first place in both the 100-meter hurdles portion as well as the 200-meter dash part. King ran the hurdles in 14.53, with Rashida Dooling a close second at 14.96. Kerona Parnell was sixth, running a 15.46. King won the 200-meter dash portion with a time of 25.59, with Dooling (27.28) and Parnell (27.41) taking third and fourth, respectively. In the high jump part of the event, King placed sixth at 1.47 meters, and was followed by Parnell in eighth at 1.38 meters and Dooling in ninth with a jump of 1.35 meters. Continuing in the heptathlon, King finished third in the shot put with a toss of 10.34 meters. Parnell took home eighth with a throw of 8.78 meters, while Dooling finished with distance of 7.93 meters. The ladies will finish out competition in the heptathlon on Friday with the javelin, long jump and 800-meter run. Indoor Freshman of the Year Mulern Jean will join King in the 100-meter hurdles, and will also compete with Gabrielle Houston in the 100-meter dash.
The Bucs have accrued a total of 28 points through nine events. Liberty leads the meet with 93.50 points, while host CCU is in second at 89. Gardner-Webb is currently third with 46 points. Cuff took top medal honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 11:00.69. Heidi Dean was 13th in the event, running a 12:10.75. Houston will enter the final heats as the top seed in both the 100- and 200-meter dash events after winning both preliminary events. She took the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.66, while teammate Brittany Greer also qualified for the finals, posting fourth-place finish in a time of 12.07. Mulern Jean was seventh, crossing the line in 12.17 while Deona Jones was 11th in 12.40. In the 200-meter event, Houston posted the best time of the meet with a 23.65 for a season-best. Greer was fifth with a 24.81, while Jean also finished in the top tenth with a time of 25.04 for eighth place. Jones took 13th place, running a 25.42 in the event. Mary Elliot was CSU’s lone competitor in the 400-meter event, taking 10th place in the preliminaries with a time of 1:00.58. Fellow Lady Buc Susanna McKee represented CSU in the 800-meter run, finishing just shy of qualifying for the final heat with a season-best time of 2:18.18 for ninth place. Also in the distance events, Eloisa Paredes finished 17th in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:02.48. Jean posted a meet record time of 13.66 to head into tomorrow’s finals of the 100-meter hurdles as the top seed. Jasmine King was 13th in the event in a time of 15.28 and took 17th in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:11.09. Paredes also competed in the event, finishing 13th in the prelims with a time of 1:07.38. In the field events, Sequoya Casey finished 10th in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.55 meters for a season-best performance. Joshlyn Noga earned a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in the shot put, recording a season-best throw of 14.43 meters to qualify for UASTF Junior Nationals this June and set a new freshman outdoor record. Daisy Whitaker was 14th in the event, recording a throw of 11.79 meters, while Talei Tagivakatini was 16th with an 11.56 meter throw. Continuing from yesterday in the heptathlon, Rashida Dooling placed third in the 800-meter run portion with a time of 2:41.37, while King was fifth in 2:43.35. Kerona Parnell crossed the line in 2:52.04 for a seventh place finish. For the long jump portion, King recorded a jump of 4.89 meters for fifth place, while Dooling took the sixth spot in 4.83 meters. Parnell was eighth with a distance of 4.72 meters. King was CSU’s top competitor in the javelin part, finishing fifth with a toss of 23.57 with Dooling eighth at 17.96 meters. Parnell was ninth with a throw of 17.30 meters.
2012 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Jean Shatters Records as Bucs Place Third at 2012 BSC Meet
Jean Earns Big South Freshman Honors
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Mulern Jean once again made her mark on the Big South record books to help pace the CSU women’s track and field team to a third-place finish at the 2012 BSC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – CSU’s Mulern Jean has received the second major honor of her short career as she was named the 2012 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Co-Freshman of the Year on Monday. The award was announced by the Big South Conference on Monday.
The Lady Bucs overcame a four-hour rain delay and a wet track to accumulate a total of 84 points on the day. Liberty was the runner up with 214.50 points, while Coastal Carolina was crowned the champion with 234 points.
Jean, who helped the team to a third-place finish, shares the honor with Liberty’s Mychelle Cummings.
After setting a new mark in the preliminaries, Jean shattered the meet, conference and track records in the 100-meter hurdles to win the event. She ran a 13.45, finishing ahead of her closest competitor by four-tenths of a second. Her time ranks 25th in nation and 14th in the East region. Jean was then joined in the 100-meter dash by teammates Gabrielle Houston and Brittney Greer, as all three finished in the top eight. Houston took home the silver medal with a time of 11.80, while Greer was fourth by crossing the line in 12.17. Jean rounded things out for the Bucs with an eighth place finish of 12.45 seconds. Houston would take the podium again in the 200-meter dash, finishing second after the rain delay with a time of 24.13. Greer would take fifth place, crossing the line in 25.19 while Jean placed eighth by running a 25.19.
After being named the Indoor Freshman of the Year, Jean was able to earn a repeat during the outdoor season. The Pompano Beach, Fla., native took first place in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2012 Big South Championships and also earned a spot on the podium as part of the Bucs’ third-place 4 x 100 meter relay team. Jean’s time of 13.45 broke the meet, conference and track record for Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and edged out the runner-up by four-tenths of a second. She currently ranks 25th in the nation and 14th in the east region in the event. Jean later joined with Gabrielle Houston, Jasmine King and Brittney Greer to take third in the women’s 4 x 100 meter relay with a time of 46. 13. She then wrapped up the meet with an eighth place finish in the 100-meter dash.
The women’s 4 x 100 meter relay team continued with success for the Bucs, taking third place. The quartet of Jean, Houston, Greer and Jasmine King combined for a time of 46.13. King would also take third place overall in the heptathlon with 4,298 points. Rashida Dooling (3,713 points) and Kerona Parnell (3,568 points) took eighth and ninth in the event, respectively. Daisy Whitaker also hit the podium, taking third place in the discus throw. Whitaker recorded a throw of 45.62 meters, and was followed by Tenasia White in tenth place with a toss of 40.91 meters for a season-best. Talei Tagivakatini also threw for a career best with a 38.27 for 15th place in the event. Tamisha Foster and Sequoya Casey also picked up points for the Buccaneers in the triple jump, taking fourth and sixth, respectively. Foster jumped for a distance of 12.17 meters, marking a season-best for the junior. Casey also had her best performance of the season, recording a distance of 11.92 meters. Hannah Burkholder was the team’s lone representative in the 5,000-meter run, crossing the line in 21:03.35 for 25th place. Award winners for the event will be announced early next week. The Lady Bucs will return to action on May 4 and 5, when they head to Clemson to partake in the Orange and Purple Meet.
2012 NCAA PRELIMINARIES
Long Jump Top performance: 7.61 meters at Pepsi Florida Relays
BRAXTON DRUMMOND Long Jump Top performance: 7.48 meters at Georgia Tech Invite
4 x 100 meter relay Top performance: 39.60 at Georgia Tech Invite 200 meter dash Top performance: 21.13 at BSC Championships
DANTWAN SPREADS 4 x 100 meter relay Top performance: 39.60 at Georgia Tech Invite
2012 NCAA PRELIMINARIES
CORNELIUS TYLER 4 x 100 meter relay Top performance: 39.60 at Georgia Tech Invite 200-meter dash Top performance: 21.17 at BSC Championships
4 x 100 meter relay Top performance: 39.60 at Georgia Tech Invite 200-meter dash Top performance: 20.69 at BSC Championships 100-meter dash Top performance: 10:34 at Georgia Tech Invite
GABRIELLE HOUSTON 100-meter dash Top performance: 11.49 at Georgia Tech Invite 200-meter dash Top performance: 23.65 at BSC Championships
100-meter hurdles Top performance: 13.45 at BSC Championships
2012 Track & Field Postseason Guide