CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern hosted The Citadel in the CSU-Citadel Tune-Up on Wednesday afternoon at the Bagwell-Settle Track in their final competition prior to next week's 2017 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The Bucs jumped back into competition today after nearly two weeks off and had another strong showing at their home facility as CSU held their third home meet of the 2017 season.
Ellijah Henry paced CSU in the men's 100m dash placing second among collegiate athletes in the event with a time of 11.17. Niegel Simmons was fourth overall with a time of 11.29, while Frankie Thomas placed fifth with a time of 11.57.
Justin Green and Joshua Paramore took on the field in the men's 200m dash finishing second and third among collegiate athletes in the event. Green finished with a time of 22.29, while Paramore finished with a time of 22.50.
Sheldon Townsend finished third overall in the men's 400m dash with a time of 52.84.
Brandon Damon took the individual crown in the men's 800m race crossing the line with a time of 1:57.05. Chris Fludd-Clark was fourth overall in the field with a time of 2:06.93.
Keith Terry led the Bucs in the men's 1500m race placing fifth overall in the field with a time of 4:11.17.
The CSU men's 4x400 relay team placed second overall in the event with a time of 3:32.50.
Frankie Thomas took the individual title in the men's high jump clearing 2.00m to pace the field.
Ryan Spiecha and Jacob Moore took the top two positions in the men's shot put event on Wednesday. Spiecha's throw of 15.65m took the individual title, while Moore finished second with a distance of 14.82m. Clarence Moss placed eighth in the field with a throw of 7.26m.
Moore placed fourth in the men's discus event with a throw of 42.31m. Moss placed seventh in the field with a throw of 40.16m, while Spiecha was eighth with a throw of 40.07m.
Moore placed second in the field of the men's hammer event with a throw of 49.80m to lead the Bucs. Spiecha finished fourth overall with a throw of 43.47m.
Cameron Dominy finished second among collegiate athletes with a throw of 50.10m in the men's javelin event.
The CSU women's track and field team took the individual titles in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles, and triple jump on Wednesday.
Aluntrea Davis took the title in the women's 100m dash with a time of 12.32. Alexis Adams followed with a time of 25.33 to take the title in the women's 200m dash. Kolisha Coleman led the field in the women's 400m dash with a time of 59.37.
Traci Drayton followed up with a 2:25.30 time in the women's 800m race to take the individual title. Emma-Lisa Murphy took the top title in the women's 1500m race with a time of 4:50.16.
Bethany Thornhill was CSU's top finisher in the women's 3000m event with a time of 12:12.02.
Caroline Edmondson was the top collegiate finisher in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 14.81.
Edmondson followed up as the top collegiate finisher in the women's high jump with the freshman clearing 1.54m to finish second in the event. Victoria Gibson was fourth in the field with a jump of 1.49m, while Areale Frazier was fifth in the field with a height of 1.34m.
Gibson was CSU's top finisher in the women's long jump placing fourth overall with a distance of 4.98m.
Alexus Foreman led five Bucs in the women's shot put event with the freshman placing second overall with a throw of 13.10m. Briana Sims was third with a throw of 12.28m, while Milan Williams placed fourth with a throw of 12.20m. Madison McCoy was seventh with a throw of 10.70m, while Edmondson placed eighth with a throw of 9.76m.
Williams was CSU's top finisher in the women's discus event with a throw of 39.28m. Foreman placed third with a throw of 38.45m, while McCoy was fourth with a throw of 38.19m. Sims placed sixth with a throw of 31.19m.
Williams was also the Bucs' top finisher in the women's hammer event placing second overall with a throw of 48.22m. McCoy was third overall with a throw of 39.70m.
Megan Newton led CSU in the women's javelin event with a throw of 30.46m to place third in the event. Frazier paced the Bucs with a throw of 27.06m to finish fourth overall.