T&F Preview: Buccaneers head to Columbia and Rock Hill this weekend for outdoor meets

T&F Preview: Buccaneers head to Columbia and Rock Hill this weekend for outdoor meets

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Fresh off a strong start to the spring outdoor track & field season this past weekend at the CSU Spring Break Invitational, the Buccaneers are back in action this weekend with the team splitting up to take part in the Weems Baskin Invitational and the ADIDAS Winthrop Invitational.

CSU claimed 12 individual and relay titles this past weekend at the Bagwell-Settle Track Complex including star performances in the men's 1500m race, the women's 100m and 200m dashes, and sweeping the women's 4x100m and 4x400m relay titles.

Freshman Fearghal Curtin was honored as the Big South's men's outdoor track performer of the week for his near record-setting pace in the 1500m race. Curtin crossed the finish line in 3:50.05 to claim the individual title.

Senior sprinter Jasmine Pilgrim was also among the Buccaneers' highlights on the weekend. She finished first in the women's 100m dash, second in the women's 200m dash, and helped the Bucs win the 4x100m and 4x400m relays over the weekend.

The Weems Baskin Invitational will be hosted at the Sheila and Morris Cregger Track on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The complex hosted the 2017 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, featuring a 400-meter Mondo track surface with nine lanes. The facility was completed in November 2016.

The Bucs will be sending a contingent of athletes to the Weems Baskin Invitational set to compete in multiple events throughout the two-day event.

The ADIDAS Winthrop Invitational will be hosted at the Irwin Belk Track. The centerpiece of Winthrop's new $2.8 million track and soccer complex, the outdoor track is named for the late Charlotte N.C., businessman, and philanthropist Irwin "Ike" Belk.

Built by Farley Construction Company, the track is an NCAA Division I competition facility with a top-quality Mondo rubberized surface. It encircles a full-sized practice field for soccer, as well as areas for field events, such as discus and pole vault. The track is located on Winthrop Garnet Drive near the golf course.

The Bucs' distance squad will be making the trek to Rock Hill, S.C. for events hosted on Friday and Saturday.

Live results for the Weems Baskin Invitational can be found on the Adkins TrackScoreboard website.

Live results for the ADIDAS Winthrop Invitational can be found on www.mitchelltiming.com.

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