CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern continues the indoor season this weekend at the Tiger Tune-up as the Buccaneers begin their final preparations for next weekend's Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships. CSU takes on the field for the one-day event on Friday, February 17.
The Buccaneers return to where the indoor season began at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex back on January 14. The newly surfaced facility hosts its fifth event of the season having previously hosted the Orange & Purple Classic (Jan. 7), Clemson Invitational (Jan. 14), Bob Pollock Invitational (Jan. 27-28), and Tiger Paw Invitational (Feb. 10-11).
CSU will take on 19 different institutions at the weekend event including several of the top teams in the country including the No. 1 team on the men's side (Florida), the No. 2 women's team (Georgia), the No. 7 men's team (Georgia), and the No. 10 women's team (Florida).
The Bucs' men's side was led this past weekend at the Liberty Elite Invitational by a pair of freshmen with Frankie Thomas and Vincent Johnson both finishing on the podium in the high jump and the 60-meter hurdles.
Thomas took the individual title in the high jump with a height of 1.98m to stand on top of the podium for the first time in the 2017 season. Johnson added a third place result in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.23, the second-fastest time in the event in the CSU indoor record books.
On the women's side, TeJyrica Robinson won the individual 60-meter hurdles title to lead the Buccaneers at the Liberty Elite Invitational. Robinson recorded the second and fourth-fastest times in the event on her way to standing atop the podium at the Liberty Indoor Track Complex.
Robinson won the individual 60m hurdles title with a time of 8.59 to top the field at the Liberty Elite Invitational. The freshman hurdler's time was the second-fastest in CSU history on her way to standing atop the podium. Robinson breezed through the 60m hurdles preliminaries with a time of 8.65 to sit third among the field in earning her spot in the finals.
The Tiger Tune-Up will be CSU's final warm-up prior to next weekend's Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the JDL Fast Track on February 25-26 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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