Reddick wins triple jump title to lead Bucs on final day of Big South Championships

Reddick wins triple jump title to lead Bucs on final day of Big South Championships

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Charleston Southern senior E.J. Reddick won the triple jump title, giving the Bucs conference champions in two of the three jump events, to highlight the final day of the 2016 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the Bucs.

Reddick, seeded first, beat out second-place Aklesso Agama of Liberty by .06 meters. The 15.51 meter jump allowed Reddick to join classmate Braxton Drummond, the Big South record holder in the long jump, as a conference champion.

CSU finished seventh as a team with 31 total points. Liberty claimed the title with 257 points, while Coastal Carolina, Campbell, High Point and Winthrop rounded out the top-five.

Drummond capped off another banner season of Big South action with a fifth-place showing in the 100-meter dash, running in 10.65 seconds.

CSU's 4x100 relay team of Josh Paramore, Drummond, Kaishon Murray and Dequan Campbell ran in 41.78 seconds in that event to take fourth place. The 4x400 relay team place seventh with a time of 3:20.49. Individually, Murray qualified for the 200-meter finals with a terrific time in Wednesday's prelims, but did not start in the final event.

Quinlan Hammond, Josh Junious and Jacob Moore all competed in the shot put as well for coach Roosevelt Lofton's squad. Hammond's 11.68 meter toss was the best of the three athletes.

CSU's regular season is now complete. Drummond and Reddick now sets their sights on the NCAA East Regionals, slated to take place in Jacksonville, Fla. from May 26-28. Drummond's 8.10 meter mark remains the best in the country this season. Reddick will compete in the NCAA Regionals for the first time.

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