Curtin's school record leads Bucs at opening day of Florida Relays

Curtin's school record leads Bucs at opening day of Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Five Bucs finished among the tops in their respective events on Thursday paced by Fearghal Curtin's school record in the men's 5000m race as CSU opened the Florida Relays at James G. Pressley Stadium.

Sophomore Justin Green was the top CSU athlete in the men's 200m dash open on Thursday afternoon. Green crossed the line in 21.76 to place 47th in the field.

Josiah Scarlett took on the field in the men's 400m hurdles open. The junior placed 18th overall with a time of 54.34.

Both Green and Scarlett's times were personal season bests for the duo.

JP Caglione took on the field in the men's hammer throw on Thursday. The sophomore placed 14th overall with a distance of 51.77m. It was the seventh-longest throw in CSU history.

Fearghal Curtin placed second overall in the men's 5000m run on the first day of the Florida Relays as the freshman was the top underclassman in the race. Curtin crossed the line in 14:02.88 to pace the Bucs and set a CSU record in the event.

Curtin's time surpassed the previous record set by Al Dunn (14:16.44) at the Campbell Dual Meet in 1984 and the time likely places him in the NCAA Regionals set to be held in Tampa, Fla. on May 24-26.

Jeryck Wilson narrowly was edged for a top 10 finish with the sophomore placing 11th in the field with a time of 14:31.85.

Both Curtin and Wilson's times are the top two in the Big South this outdoor season with the duo both eclipsing the mark set by Winthrop sophomore Theo Kahler (14:37.92) at the 49er Classic on March 15.

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Day two of the three-day event starts Friday morning with the women's discus at noon, while the men's 100m dash opens the men's events.

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