MTRACK PREVIEW: Buccaneers take on the field at the Camel City Invitational this weekend

MTRACK PREVIEW: Buccaneers take on the field at the Camel City Invitational this weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern men's track and field team will take on a deep field at this weekend's Camel City Invitational held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. Competition starts on Friday afternoon with the Mile Run and will conclude on Saturday afternoon with the 60m hurdle finals.

JDL is a familiar surface for the Bucs with CSU competing in the Wake Forest Invitational held on January 21. JDL will also host the Big South Indoor Championships on February 25-26.

The dedicated indoor track and field facility, which opened in January 2012, houses a  200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface—the same surface that was used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Field event areas include two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throws area.

Freshman thrower Ryan Spiecha will look to continue his early collegiate success as he will lead 16 Buccaneers into action this weekend. Spiecha, a Fayetteville, Ga. native, has already broken the CSU indoor shot put record twice on the season. His initial throw (15.26m) at the season-opening Clemson Invitational previously topped the record set by Richie German back in 2014. He topped the record again at the Wake Forest Invitational winning the event with a distance of 15.27m.

Sophomore sprinter Joshua Paramore heads up the Bucs on the track after recording the third-fastest time in the preliminaries of the 60m dash at the Wake Forest Invitational. His time of 6.94 was his fastest time of the season as he continues to build toward the Big South Championships.

Freshman Frankie Thomas has also built a strong campaign to lead CSU's jumpers after finishing fifth overall in the high jump with a mark of 2.00m at the Wake Forest Invitational.

The Bucs will also look for another good finish by the CSU 4000m distance medley relay team after the quartet of Brandon Damon, Josiah Scarlett, Keith Terry, and Jeryk Wilson finished second among the field in the event two weekends ago.

Results from the meet will be available at CSUSports.com following the competition. 

Admission Fee

  • Admission fee for FRIDAY is $7 per person for adults. Students ages 13 and up are $4. Children 12 and under are free. Wristbands must be worn at all times by all spectators, athletes, coaches and officials. Wristbands are required for re‐entry
  • Admission fee for SATURDAY is $12 per person for adults. Students ages 13 and up are $10. Children 12 and under are free. Wristbands must be worn at all times by all spectators, athletes, coaches and officials. Wristbands are required for re‐entry

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