Caglione podiums to pace Buccaneers on second day of Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Caglione podiums to pace Buccaneers on second day of Outdoor Track & Field Championships

HIGH POINT, N.C. - JP Caglione put Charleston Southern on the podium for the third time this week at the 2018 Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships as the Buccaneers overcame a nearly two-hour weather delay to keep pace with the field at Vert Stadium.

Caglione placed third in the men's shot put event with a mark of 16.12m to lead the Bucs and join fellow teammates Clarence Moss (discus) and Niegel Simmons (long jump) on the championship stand overall in the competition.

Charleston Southern is third overall on the men's side through eight events with 49 points overall. The Bucs are currently seventh in the women's standings with 14.5 points heading into the final day of competition.

Multis
Roy Hyman finished sixth overall in the men's decathlon as the two-day, 10-discipline event wrapped up on Thursday afternoon. Hyman finished with 4,483 points overall over the two days.

He opened the second day of competition finishing fourth overall in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 16.40. He was sixth in discus with 24.23m, did not record a height in the pole vault, was seventh in javelin (28.92m), and then was fifth in the 1500m race in 5:39.88 to close out competition.

Sprints/Hurdles
Caroline Edmondson and Shantel Ardley both coasted to the women's 100m hurdles finals in the first preliminary event of the day. Edmondson crossed the line third overall in the first heat and fourth in the standings with a personal-best time of 14.37, while Ardley's personal record of 14.77 put her seventh in the field.

Alexis Adams was third in the first heat and sixth overall in the field in the women's 400m race to advance to Friday afternoon's finals. Adams crossed the line in 57.85 for a season-best mark.

Justin Green advanced to the finals in the men's 400m race as the sophomore continued a strong Outdoor Championships at Vert Stadium. After placing sixth yesterday in the 200m preliminaries, Green took eighth in the 400m with a personal-best 49.07 mark.

Jasmine Pilgrim and Diamond Rush took second and third overall in the women's 100m dash preliminaries following a lengthy weather delay that postponed the race for nearly two hours. Pilgrim was second in the first heat and second overall with a personal-best 11.78, while Rush crossed the line in 11.90 to win the second heat and take third overall.

Joshua Paramore and James Allen will be presenting CSU in the men's 100m dash finals on Friday as the duo both finished among the top eight in the qualifying round. Paramore came in fifth overall in the field with a time of 10.75, while Allen was seventh in 10.84.

Georgina Russell took one of the six automatic qualifying bids into the women's 800m final on Friday as the senior athlete finished second in the third heat and third overall with a personal-best 2:12.65. Rebecca Cadet (2:18.75) and Javenique McDowell (2:19.04) finished 11th and 12th in the field, while Traci Drayton took 18th with a time of 2:27.32.

Andrew Akright and Joshua Bowers put two Bucs in the men's 800m finals on Friday as the freshman duo finished fourth and seventh respectively in the qualifying round. Akright finished in 1:52.10 to pace the Bucs, while Bowers was second in the third heat in 1:54.42. Brandon Damon narrowly missed out on making it three Bucs in the finals by placing ninth in the field at 1:54.62. Keith Terry was 16th overall in 1:57.00.

Jumps
Caroline Edmondson was tops for the Bucs in the women's high jump event as the sophomore continued to showcase her overall athletic ability at Vert Stadium. She cleared 1.43m and 1.48m on her first attempts on the day and 1.53m on her second attempt before missing all three jumps at 1.58m. She placed fifth overall in the field to lead the Bucs. Victoria Gibson cleared 1.43m on her first attempt for her mark on the day. The sophomore placed 10th overall in the field.

Throws
JP Caglione put the Buccaneers back on the podium in the men's shot put to highlight CSU's throwing efforts on Thursday afternoon. The sophomore had clean marks on all six throws and was one of three athletes to clear 16 meters on the day with his final throw. His mark of 16.12m was third in the event to lead four Bucs overall.

Ryan Spiecha reached 15.90m on his fourth attempt to take fourth in the field, while Seth Wolfe's first throw of 14.04m was good for seventh overall. Clarence Moss' throw of 11.54m put him 10th in the field on the day.

Alexus Foreman was tops among the Bucs in the women's shot put event as the sophomore took fifth in the field on Thursday afternoon. Her third throw traveled 13.51m to pace the Bucs in the event. Milan Williams' second throw went 12.05m to put her ninth overall.

Distance
Trevor Dominy and Hayden Alexander finished ninth and 10th overall in the men's 3000m steeplechase to cap off Thursday's events at Vert Stadium. Dominy crossed the line in 9:45.02, while Alexander finished in 9:55.43.

Up Next
Women's Events
Noon – Triple Jump – Tamara DamjanovicVictoria GibsonDashonda Morgan
2:30 p.m. – Hammer Throw – Madison McCoyMilan Williams
4:30 p.m. – 4x100m relay – Alexis AdamsShantel ArdleyJasmine PilgrimDiamond Rush
4:55 p.m. – 1500m finals
5:20 p.m. – 100m hurdles finals
5:45 p.m. – 400m finals
6:05 p.m. – 100m finals
6:25 p.m. – 800m finals
6:50 p.m. – 400m hurdles finals
7:10 p.m. – 200m finals
7:30 p.m. – 5000m finals – Lydia FriersonBethany Thornhill
8:15 p.m. – 4x400m relay finals – Alexis AdamsShantel ArdleyCaroline EdmondsonJasmine Pilgrim

Men's Events
Noon – High Jump – Frankie Thomas
Noon – Hammer Throw - JP CaglioneClarence MossRyan SpiechaSeth Wolfe
2:30 p.m. – Triple Jump – Timothy DavisNiegel Simmons
4:40 p.m. – 4x100m relay final – James Allen, Joshua ParamoreJustin GreenVincent Johnson
5:05 p.m. – 1500m final
5:35 p.m. – 110m hurdles final
5:55 p.m. – 400m final
6:15 p.m. – 100m final
6:35 p.m. – 800m final
7 p.m. – 400m hurdles final
7:20 p.m. – 200m final
7:55 p.m. – 5000m final – Fearghal CurtinTrevor DominyJeryck WilsonMatt Inman
8:25 p.m. – 4x400m relay final – Josiah ScarlettJustin GreenAndrew AkrightTerik JohnsonJoshua Paramore

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