CHARLESTON, S.C. - Niegel Simmons continued his winning ways with the individual long jump title and Joshua Paramore took the top overall seed in the men's 100-meter dash preliminaries as Charleston Southern completed the first day of the 2017 CSU Spring Break Invitational on Friday at the Bagwell-Settle Track.
Simmons continued the dominance that won him the Big South Conference Indoor individual long jump championship as the freshman cleared 7.25m to outdistance the field by nearly a quarter-meter. AJ Scott (Unattached) finished second with a jump of 7.03m, while Methodist's Daniel Fisher was third with a jump of 7.00m in the event.
Joshua Paramore finished second overall in the men's 100m preliminaries and took the top overall seed in Saturday's finale with a time of 10.86. Paramore took won the third heat of the day to advance to the final round. Simmons finished fifth in the fifth heat and 18th overall with a time of 11.37, while Josiah Edwards finished third in the first heat and 25th overall with a time of 11.70.
Paramore was also CSU's top finisher in the 200m dash with a time of 22.01 to finish fourth overall in the event. Paramore won the first of the six sections that ran on Friday. Justin Green placed ninth overall with a time of 22.13, finishing sixth in the first heat. Sheldon Townsend finished second in the third heat and 16th overall with a time of 22.52. Vincent Johnson wrapped up the CSU group in the 200m with a fourth place finish in heat three and 21st overall with a time of 22.87.
Green finished sixth in the 400m dash with a time of 50.99. Townsend won the fourth heat and came in 13th overall with a time of 51.87, while Terik Johnson was seventh in the third heat and 15th overall with a time of 52.04. Latristan Grimes rounded out the group with a time of 57.32 to finish second in the sixth heat and 29th overall.
Chris Fludd-Clark started off strong in the men's 800m run and led the pack at the midway point before finishing second overall in the fourth heat and 13th overall with a time of 2:08.49.
Keith Terry paced CSU's distance efforts on Friday night at the Bagwell-Settle Track with a 13th-place overall finish with a time of 4:11.48. Brandon Damon was 17th overall with a time of 4:15.91, finishing fifth in his heat.
Vincent Johnson narrowly missed out on Saturday's 110m hurdle final with a time of 15.64. The time was good enough for third in the second heat, but ninth overall in the field. Dadrekas Hill finished fifth in the second heat and 13th overall with a time of 16.86.
Terik Johnson finished fifth in the second heat of the 400m hurdles and eighth overall in the field with a time of 1:00.72. Hill narrowly missed the top eight with a time of 1:01.10 to finish ninth.
Timothy Davis finished eighth overall in the long jump event with a jump of 6.70m, while Frankie Thomas was ninth overall with a distance of 6.67m. Aaron Chavis rounded out the group with a distance of 5.27m to finish 26th overall.
Jacob Moore flexed his muscles to finish third among the collegiate athletes in the hammer throw event and fifth overall in the field with a long throw of 50.34m. Ryan Spiecha was 14th with a throw of 39.47m, while Clarence Moss finished 20th with a long throw of 31.42m.
Cameron Dominy led the Bucs in the men's javelin event on Friday afternoon with a long throw of 49.61m to finish eighth in the event. Quinlan Hammond was 17th in the event with a long throw of 42.67m.
The Buccaneers conclude the final day of the CSU Spring Break Invitational tomorrow afternoon. The field events begin with the men's discus at 9 a.m., while track events start with the men's 4x100m relay at 12:30 p.m.