Bucs take five individual titles at the Lowcountry Invitational

Bucs take five individual titles at the Lowcountry Invitational

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Frankie Thomas, Ryan Spiecha, Jacob Moore, Timothy Davis and Niegel Simmons all took individual titles on Saturday as the Buccaneers hosted the Lowcountry Invitational at the Bagwell-Settle Track.

Justin Green paced three Bucs in the men's 100m with a time of 11.29 to finish second overall in the field. Frankie Thomas was fifth in the field with a time of 11.47, while Niegel Simmons was eighth with a time of 11.58.

Green also led the Bucs in the men's 200m dash with a time of 22.47 to finish second in the field. Sheldon Townsend was fourth with a time of 22.90, while Vincent Johnson crossed the line fifth with a time of 23.13.

Joshua Paramore led the way for CSU in the men's 400m dash with a time of 50.81. His time was good enough for fourth in the event.

Brandon Damon and Keith Terry were both in the top three in the men's 800m run. Damon placed second overall with a time of 1:58.60, while Terry was third with a time of 1:59.38. Josiah Scarlett placed two spots back in fifth with a time of 2:13.10.

Terry and Damon also led CSU in the men's 1500m race. Terry finished fifth with a time of 17:45.08, while Damon was sixth with a time of 19:00.51.

Dadrekas Hill turned in a podium finish in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 16.25 to finish third in the event. Terik Johnson was second in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 57.68.

The Bucs' 4x400m relay team finished second among the field with the quartet of Scarlett, Timothy Davis, Hill, and Johnson crossing the line with a time of 3:31.98.

Thomas won the individual championship in the men's high jump. The freshman cleared 2.00m for the third straight event to lead the way on the day.

Simmons topped the field in the men's long jump with a distance of 7.16m. The CSU freshman was the lone athlete to clear seven meters, doing so in each of his first three jumps to pace the field. Davis finished third in the event with a long jump of 6.50m on his second attempt.

Davis topped the field in the men's triple jump with a distance of 14.21m. The freshman achieved the mark on his sixth and final jump to win the event.

Ryan Spiecha out-distanced the field in the men's shot put with a throw of 15.55m. The lone competitor to clear 15 meters on the day, Spiecha topped the mark three times to lead the field. Jacob Moore finished third overall with a throw of 14.31m, while Clarence Moss finished eighth with a throw of 12.50m.

Jacob Moore paced the Bucs' efforts in the men's discus with a long throw of 44.08m to finish third in the event. Spiecha was sixth overall with a throw of 42.15m.

Moore took the individual championship in the men's hammer throw with a distance of 49.16m. Spiecha finished sixth in the event with a throw of 44.19m, while Moss was 11th overall with a throw of 34.91m.

Cameron Dominy paced the Bucs in the men's javelin event with a throw of 50.18 to finish fourth in the field and third among collegiate athletes.

The Buccaneers close out the 2017 outdoor track & field regular season next weekend at the University of South Carolina Invitational on April 22.

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