CCU women’s relay teams garner All-American status

The Coastal Carolina women’s track & field team’s 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams were named Honorable Mention All-America by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Senior Erica Peake, sophomore Symphony Thompson, freshman Teka Simpson and sophomore Qwontajah Thompson made up the 4×100 squad and will all be considered Honorable Mention All-Americans. Freshman Jessica Gelibert, Q. Thompson, Simpson and Peake comprised the 4×400 squad. Q. Thompson, Simpson and Peake received two Honorable Mention All-American nods due to their participation in both events.

Peake was named a Second Team All-American during the Indoor Championships due to her performance in the 200 meters. It is the first All-American honors for the other four Chanticleers.

The 4×100 squad broke the Coastal Carolina record and finished with the second-fastest time in Big South history at the NCAA East Preliminary Round with a time of 44.48 this season while the 4×400 team made headlines by finishing first at the historic Penn Relays in the College Final earlier this season.

The squad ran a then school record time of 3:34.23. The four were not satisfied with just a Penn Relays Wagon Wheel as they went out and beat their own school record at the NCAA East Preliminary Round by finishing fifth with a time of 3:34.09. The time also bests the previous Big South Conference record by over six seconds.

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