Lady Chants finish close second at Big South Indoors

The Coastal Carolina women’s indoor track and field team cut Liberty’s 49.5 point first-day advantage to 2.5 points with two events remaining, but were unable to supplant the Flames from the lead as the Chanticleers finished runners-up at the 2012 Big South Indoor Track and Field Championship held on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

Liberty, winners of three straight indoor crowns, finished with 187 total points to edge the second-place Chanticleers (174.5) by 12.5 points.  Charleston Southern claimed third with 99 points followed by Gardner-Webb (45) and UNC Asheville (30) to round out the top five.

“I am really proud of the way our ladies battled today,” said head coach Alan Connie. “Coming within 2.5 points of the lead after being down 49.5 points to start the day showed great effort by our team.  Finishing runners-up gives us great fuel for the fire as we head into the outdoor season and host the outdoor championships in 53 days.”

Coastal’s Kierra Gabe was tabbed the women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer for the second consecutive year as she took home first in both the triple jump and the high jump. In all, 12 Chanticleer individuals and two relay teams took home all-conference honors by finishing in the top three of their respective events.

Senior Darriale Henley was crowned the individual 60-meter dash champion as she crossed the finish line in 7.47 seconds, followed closely by teammate Erica Peake in third with a 7.57.  Ashley Davis picked up all-conference honors in the 60-meter hurdles as she stopped the clock in 8.73 seconds.

Three Chanticleers claimed top five finishes in the 200-meter dash as Erica Peake led the way with a second place finish in 24.16 second.  Newcomer Qwontajah Thompson turned in fourth place finish in 25.04 followed immediate by Gabrielle Lee in 25.11. Santresa Jamison (56.61) and Sharmaine Barnes (56.94) tallied all-conference times in the 400-meter dash as the pair placed second and third, respectively.  Thompson and Jerica Howard finished close behind to claim fourth and fifth place finishes.

The Chants had a strong showing in the mid-distance events as freshman Sophie Perry (5:03.72) bested senior Christian Johnson (5:04.22) by five tenths of a second in the mile to claim a runner-up finish. However, Johnson (2:18.89) finished nearly four seconds ahead of her understudy in the 800-meters to finish fourth overall.

The Coastal 1600-meter relay team of Barnes, Thompson, Peake and Samantha Simile finished second in 3:52.01 earning all-conference recognition.

Coastal’s field performers, led by Gabe’s top finish in the high jump, totaled 43 total team points on the day. Gabe cleared 1.70m (5-7) to win her second straight high jump title. The long jump saw Henley finish second with a leap of 5.72m (18-9.25) to claim an all-conference second place finish. Gabe finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 5.68m (18-7.5) followed closely by Peake in fifth with a jump of 5.67m (18-7.25).

Shantelle Patterson placed third in the shot put, the lone throwing event of the day, with a final toss of 13.59m (44-7).  Naomi Atkins finished with an eighth place finish after a throw of 12.81m (42-0.5).

CCU’s All-Big South Honors

Darriale Henley – 60m, champion; long jump, second

Erica Peake – 60m, third; 200m, second

Ashley Davis – 60m hurdles, third

Santresa Jamison – 400m, second

Sharmaine Barnes – 400m, third

Sophie Perry – Mile, second

Christian Johnson – Mile, third

Distance Medley relay team – third, Letitia Saayman, Christina Davis, Jessica Dennison, Shelby Nicosia

4x400m relay team – second, Sharmaine Barnes, Qwontajah Thompson, Erica Peake, Samantha Simile

Kierra Gabe – high jump, champion; triple jump, champion

Shantelle Patterson – shot put, third

Women’s Team Results

1. Liberty – 187
2. Coastal Carolina – 174.5
3. Charleston Southern – 99
4. Gardner-Webb – 45
5. UNC Asheville – 30
6. High Point – 28
7-t. Campbell – 26
7-t. VMI – 26
9. Radford – 24
10. Winthrop – 23.5

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