CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern track and field team will be splitting up this weekend as the Buccaneers travel to both the Pepsi Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida and the VertKlasse Meeting hosted by High Point.
The Bucs will take on deep fields at both events with athletes representing 94 different institutions being represented at the Florida Relays, while 47 more schools will be represented at the VertKlasse Meet.
Charleston Southern will send a seasoned sprinting crew to the Florida Relays as Jasmine Pilgrim, Kolisha Coleman, Aluntrea Davis, Danielle Burnett, TeJyrica Robinson, Alexis Adams, and high jumper Frankie Thomas will take on the field at James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track. The event starts on March 30 and will run through April 1.
The remainder of the CSU squad will make the trip to Big South rival High Point on March 31-April 1 for the Meeting held at the Vert Track, Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium.
The Bucs are coming off of a performance at the Weems Baskin Invitational held at the University of South Carolina this past weekend.
The CSU throwers led the way on the first day paced by second-place finishes in the men's and women's javelin events by Megan Newton and Quinlan Hammond.
Newton finished second in the field of the women's javelin Throw B. The freshman finished with a best throw of 33.05m, finishing behind Appalachian State's Samantha Welborn (33.82m) in the field.
Hammond finished second in the men's javelin throw B. The sophomore thrower finished with a distance of 46.01m to finish behind USC's Markus Leemet in the event.
Moore paced the Bucs in the men's hammer throw B finishing third overall in the field. Moore's throw of 49.89m led all college athletes in the event.
Frankie Thomas and the sprinters took the spotlight on the final day of the event.
Thomas cleared .03m higher than he did at the CSU Spring Break Invitational to finish third overall in the men's high jump. Thomas cleared 1.98m to finish behind South Carolina's Tye Williams and Appalachian State's Jordan Dale to finish on the podium.
Joshua Paramore paced the Bucs in the men's 100m dash with the sophomore crossing the line in 10.84 to finish 21st overall in the event.
Timothy Davis turned in a top 10 performance in the men's triple jump with the freshman placing ninth overall with a distance of 13.97m.
On the women's side, Jasmine Pilgrim paced the Bucs in the women's 100m dash with a time of 11.99 to finish 14th overall in the deep field. Distance runner Emma-Lisa Murphy placed sixth overall in the field of the women's 1500m run crossing the line in 4:46.00.
Freshman Alexus Foreman finished fifth overall in the women's shot put A finals to close out the thrower's events. Foreman's longest throw of the day was 13.15m to lead the Bucs in the event, while Milan Williams finished 11th overall with a throw of 11.14m.
Charleston Southern continues the 2017 season next weekend at the North Florida Invitational held in Jacksonville, Fla. on April 8.