Drummond sets personal outdoor best in long jump at Florida Relays

Drummond sets personal outdoor best in long jump at Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Charleston Southern senior Braxton Drummond jumped an outdoor personal best 7.72 meters to earn a runner-up finish in the long jump and highlight day two of action at the Florida Relays.

Drummond cleared 7.72 meters on his fifth jump, eclipsing the 7.66 meter effort he posted at the 2014 NCAA East Regional. The Spartanburg native's effort was a .24 meter improvement off last week's opening showing, and was behind only Jonathan Addison of North Carolina State in a field of elite long jumpers.

On Friday's opening day of competition, Josh Paramore, Dequan Campbell and Sheldon Townsend all set personal bests for coach Roosevelt Lofton's Bucs. Paramore placed 34th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.59 seconds. Campbell continued to progress with a time of 22.55 seconds. In between was senior Kaishon Murray, who turned in a solid time of 21.85 seconds for the third best clip of his career. Townsend, meanwhile, ran the 400-meter in 50.88 seconds.

Paramore was the other Buc to compete on Saturday, as the freshman completed the 100-meter dash in 10.59 seconds.

On Saturday, CSU's 4x100 relay team of Josh Paramore, Drummond, Murray and Campbell are slated put together a strong outing for coach Roosevelt Lofton's Bucs. The quartet crossed the finish line in 41.19 seconds to place 24th, ahead of the likes of Missouri and Florida International.

CSU's next action takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, hosted by the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. 

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