CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern women's track and field team will take on another sterling field at this weekend's Liberty Elite Invitational held in the brand-new Liberty Indoor Track Complex on Friday and Saturday. Competition starts on Friday afternoon with the men's weight throw and will conclude on Saturday with the 4x400 relay.
The 169,000-square-foot Liberty Indoor Track Complex is highlighted by a six-lane, 200-meter, hydraulically banked oval. The facility, which includes permanent seating for approximately 1,500 spectators, also boasts ample space for athletes. Competitors are availed a sizeable mezzanine area which sits above an eight-lane, 100-meter warm-up straightaway.
The Liberty Indoor Track Complex opened to rave reviews and record-setting performances at the VA Showcase meet, Jan. 13-14. The competition attracted 3,200 high school athletes, including a team from Jamaica, and national high school records fell in the girls' distance medley relay and boys' 300-meter dash.
CSU will look to continue building momentum for their next event as the Buccaneers prepare for the 2017 Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 25-26.
Caroline Edmondson and Danielle Burnett led the Bucs this past weekend at the Camel City Invitational with the duo recording a pair of second-place finishes in the 400-meter run and the unseeded high jump.
Burnett won her heat and turned in the second fastest time overall in the women's 400m to finish on the podium. Burnett clocked in with a time of 57.60 to finish behind only UNC's McKinley McNeill (55.77) in the event.
Edmonson paced the Bucs with a second-place finish in the women's unseeded high jump event. She tied with Elon's Emily Dixon with a height of 1.56m to lead CSU in the field.
CSU's 4x400-meter relay team also recorded a podium finish at the Camel City Invitational as the quartet of Kolisha Coleman, Burnett, Aluntrea Davis, and Jasmine Pilgrim placed third overall with a time of 4:01.42. The Bucs finished behind champion Charlotte (3:52.02) and North Carolina (3:56.39) to finish on the podium in the event.
CSU will square off against competitors from Charlotte, Duke, East Carolina, Elon, James Madison, Liberty, North Carolina A&T, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest this weekend.
Results from the meet will be available at CSUSports.com following the competition.