Bucs tune up for Big South meet at Georgia Tech Invitational

Bucs tune up for Big South meet at Georgia Tech Invitational

ATLANTA – Charleston Southern's Braxton Drummond and Jared Watkins delivered personal best outside their main events to lead the way at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

Drummond, the nation's number one collegiate long jumper, sprinted the 100-meter dash in 10.78 seconds to take 20th place in a field of 58 competitors. Kaishon Murray and Joshua Paramore also ran in the event for coach Roosevelt Lofton's Bucs, placing 27th and 28th in a field that included athletes from host Georgia Tech, and Rutgers. Drummond jumped 7.40 meters in the long jump, good for fifth out of 13 jumpers.

Watkins took home a fifth place showing in the javelin with a throw of 52.71 meters. He also earned a fifth place standing in the high jump, clearing 1.97 meters.

E.J. Reddick delivered another highlight for CSU with a strong performance in the triple jump. Reddick jumped 15.20 meters to finish in the top quarter of a field with 16 competitors.

Josh Paramore continued a solid freshman campaign with an 18th place finish in the 64-athlete 200-meter dash field. He crossed the finish line in 21.94 seconds.

Jacob Moore once again anchored the Bucs' throws squads, turning in 10th and 12th place efforts, respectively, in the hammer and shot put.

CSU now turns its attention toward preparation for the 2016 Big South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The event, hosted by Liberty University, is slated to take place May 10-12 in Lynchburg, Va. 

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