Johnson takes 110m hurdle title; Bucs finish third in both men's and women's team standings

Johnson takes 110m hurdle title; Bucs finish third in both men's and women's team standings

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Vincent Johnson claimed top honors in the men's 110m hurdles to highlight a day full of podium finishes for Charleston Southern on the final day of the 2018 Big South Conference Outdoor Championships.

Johnson crossed the line in 14.31 to easily take the event for the individual title to highlight CSU's efforts on the day. Jasmine Pilgrim added four podium finishes in the women's 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m relays to highlight her final meet with the Bucs.

Charleston Southern finished third overall in both the men's and women's team standings. The Bucs recorded 150 points on the men's side, and 100.5 points on the women's side to finish top three overall in the field.

Sophomore Caroline Edmondson and senior Micah Deveaux were recognized to the Big South Outdoor Track & Field All-Academic Team in the post-meet award ceremony.

Sprints/Hurdles
Charleston Southern's women's 4x100m relay team set a season-best mark to open the track events on the day. The quartet of Shantel Ardley, Diamond Rush, Jasmine Pilgrim, and Alexis Adams crossed the line in 45.77 to take second in the field.

Joshua Paramore, James Allen, Justin Green and Niegel Simmons also recorded a podium finish for the Bucs in the men's 4x100m relay. The quartet took second in the field with a season-best mark of 40.97.

Shantel Ardley and Caroline Edmondson finished in the top five in the women's 100m hurdles on the track. Ardley was fourth overall in 14.23 to narrowly edge her teammate Edmondson, 14.26.

Vincent Johnson claimed CSU's lone title over the week as the sophomore hurdler ran away from the field in the men's 110m hurdles event. Johnson crossed the line in 14.31, three-tenths of a second faster than Liberty's Markus Ballengee (14.66) to claim top honors.

Alexis Adams was CSU's top finisher in the women's 400m finals. The junior sprinter crossed the line in 56.63 to take fourth overall in the field.

Justin Green scored points for the Bucs in the men's 400m finals. The sophomore took seventh overall in 49.17.

Jasmine Pilgrim was one-hundredth of a second away from the women's 100m dash championship as the senior took second in the field. The sprinting ace crossed the line in 11.73 for her first podium finish of the day.

Joshua Paramore was also second on the podium in the men's 100m dash to pace the Bucs' sprinters on the men's side. The junior crossed the line in 10.58 to take the silver, while teammate James Allen was seventh in 10.72.

Georgina Russell crossed the line seventh in the women's 800m finals. The senior finished her second race of the day in 2:16.92.

Joshua Bowers and Andrew Akright finished back-to-back in the men's 800m finals race. Bowers crossed the line in 1:53.68 to take fifth overall, while Akright was one back in 1:54.00.

Caroline Edmondson put the Bucs back on the podium in the women's 400m hurdles event. The sophomore finished with a personal-best 1:00.77 to take second overall in the field. Shantel Ardley was fifth in 1:02.47. Edmondson's time was the second-fastest in school history behind only Dotrine' Jacobs' mark of 59.52 set in 2014 at the Florida Relays, while Ardley's time was fourth-fastest.

Josiah Scarlett concluded a strong junior campaign in the men's 400m hurdles with a blistering pace of 52.72 for a personal best time and second overall in the field. Terik Johnson was eighth in 56.51.

Pilgrim was back on the podium in the women's 200m dash as the senior took second in the field with a personal-best mark of 24.03. Alexis Adams was sixth in 24.86.

Paramore and Green finished fifth and sixth in the men's 200m dash event. Paramore's personal-best 21.71 put him atop the CSU runners in the race, while Green's mark of 21.75 put him just behind his teammate.

Charleston Southern's female quartet of Ardley, Pilgrim, Edmondson, and Adams closed out the podium results for the Buccaneers in the women's 4x400m relay on Friday night. The Bucs finished second overall in the field in 3:47.89.

The men's quartet in the 4x400m relay finished just off the podium in fourth place overall. The Bucs crossed the line in 3:17.00.

Jumps
Frankie Thomas was second overall in the men's high jump event on Friday afternoon to start the day for the Bucs. The sophomore was one of two athletes to clear 1.98m to finish on the podium in the event.

Tamara Damjanovic and Victoria Gibson were both in the top five in the women's triple jump event that started at noon on the final day. Damjanovic was on the podium for the women with her second attempt going 11.67m to put her third in the field. Gibson's third attempt went 11.41m to finish fifth overall. Dashonda Morgan reached 10.23m on her third attempt to place 11th.

Timothy Davis and Niegel Simmons paced the Bucs in the men's triple jump event. Davis was fourth in the field after his third attempt reached 14.45m. Simmons took ninth overall at 13.18m courtesy of his third jump.

Throws
JP Caglione was back on the podium for the second time this week as the sophomore paced four Bucs in the men's hammer throw. Caglione's fourth attempt went 53.52m to put him second overall in the field. Ryan Spiecha was fifth with a throw of 49.38m, while Seth Wolfe placed seventh at 46.23m. Clarence Moss rounded out the group in ninth with 43.41m.

Milan Williams paced the Bucs in the women's hammer throw and was one of four athletes to clear 54 meters on the day. The sophomore reached 54.26m on her fourth attempt to place fourth in the field, with the second-longest throw in school history. Madison McCoy's first attempt of 46.35m put her 10th in the field.

Distance
Georgina Russell pushed through a tough field in the women's 1500m race to spark CSU's distance efforts on the final day. The senior placed second in the field in 4:36.85 to lead the Bucs and put herself on the podium in the event.

Fearghal Curtin followed up Russell's performance with a podium finish in the men's 1500m race as the Cork, Ireland native recorded a personal-best 3:47.37 to take third in the field. Andrew Akright was seventh overall in 3:53.02, while Jaymee Domoney was 11th in 4:04.93.

Lydia Frierson concluded her senior campaign with the Bucs with a ninth-place finish in the women's 5000m race. She crossed the line in 18:32.88 to pace CSU in the event.

Fearghal Curtin and Jeryck Wilson were both in the top six in the men's 5000m race to lead CSU. Curtin crossed the line in 14:34.66 to take fourth overall, while Wilson finished two spots back in sixth with a time of 14:55.96.

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