COLUMBIA, S.C. - Matt Inman and Jeryck Wilson continued a strong year for the Charleston Southern distance runners as the Buccaneers' duo nearly topped the CSU record in the men's 3000m race. The two runners finished with the second- and third-fastest times in program history to highlight CSU's efforts on the first day of the Carolina Challenge.
Josiah Scarlett was CSU's top finisher in the men's 400m dash open as the senior crossed the line in 50.03 to place 38th in the event. Justin Green was 51st overall with a time of 50.65.
Vincent Johnson junior finished 23rd overall in the men's 60m hurdlers invitational after crossing the line with an 8.48 time.
Timothy Davis led the Buccaneers in the men's long jump event on Friday. The junior reached 6.74m to pace the Bucs and finish seventh overall in the field.
Keith Terry paced CSU in the men's mile run with the senior leading the Bucs with a 4:33.02 time to place 32nd overall in the field.
Matt Inman and Jeryck Wilson narrowly missed out on podium finishes in the men's 3000m race as the duo finished back-to-back in fourth and fifth in the event. Inman continued his strong spring to lead the way with a time of 8:18.69. Wilson was five seconds back in 8:23.54 to place fifth in the event. The two times were the second- and third-fastest times in school history in the event, trailing only Fearghal Curtin's mark of 8:17.06 set last season at the Commodore Invite.
Sophomore Jaymee Domoney was also in the top-10 in the 3000m race with a time of 8:42.97, while Andrew Akright finished 11th overall in 8:43.24. Trevor Dominy (19th, 8:53.25) and Joshua Martin (21st, 9:02.25) added top-25 finishes, while Ethan Blevins finished 32nd overall in 9:13.34.
CSU's sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers continue at the Carolina Challenge tomorrow, while the Bucs throwers take on the field at the Liberty Elite Invitational starting tomorrow morning in Lynchburg, Va.