TRACK PREVIEW: Buccaneers head to JDL for 2017 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships

TRACK PREVIEW: Buccaneers head to JDL for 2017 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern readies itself for its third appearance at the JDL Fast Track this weekend as the Buccaneers compete in the 2017 Big South Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Buccaneers will take on the rest of the conference field on February 25-26 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The two-day event begins with the pentathlon at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and ends with the 1600m relay at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday. The team awards ceremony will conclude the event at 5 p.m. on Sunday evening.

JDL is a familiar surface for the Bucs with CSU competing in the Wake Forest Invitational held on January 21 and the Camel City Invitational on February 3-4. JDL will also host the Big South Indoor Championships on February 25-26.

The dedicated indoor track and field facility, which opened in January 2012, houses a  200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface—the same surface that was used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Field event areas include two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throws area.

CSU features a number of athletes that sit among the Big South leaders in their respective events on the indoor season paced by strong performances in the 200m, 60m hurdles, and shot put.

Senior sprinter Kolisha Coleman recorded the second-fastest time in the Big South in the 2017 indoor season in the 200m dash with a time of 25.06 at the Liberty Elite Invitational. Aluntrea Davis was close behind with the fourth-fastest time in crossing the line in 25.10.

TeJyrica Robinson also recorded the second-fastest time in the 60m hurdles with the freshman achieving the mark at the Liberty Elite Invitational. Robinson crossed the line in 8.59.

Alexus Foreman recorded the second-longest throw in the shot put event on the season. The freshman recorded a distance of 13.46m at the season-opening Clemson Indoor Invitational.

Senior Danielle Burnett recorded the third-fastest time in the conference in the 400m at the Clemson Indoor Invitational. She crossed the line in 56.79 on her way to earning Big South Track Athlete of the Week honors.

Freshman thrower Milan Williams recorded the third-longest weight throw of the 2017 season this past weekend at the Clemson Last Chance Indoor Invitational. Her throw of 17.19 put her firmly in the top three in the event in the season.

Junior sprinter Jasmine Pilgrim returns to compete in the 60m dash for the Bucs. Her time of 7.71 in the Clemson Invitational was the conference's fourth-best time of the season.

Charleston Southern's 4x400m relay team also has a chance to podium at the conference meet after turning in the fifth-best time of the season at 3:58.26 at the Camel City Invitational.

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