Peake takes ninth at NCAAs, teammates shine at home

Erica Peake improved on her Coastal Carolina and Big South Conference-record time in the 200 meters Friday night while placing ninth overall at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Complex.

Peake clocked a time of 23.40 in the event’s preliminary round, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the final by one spot. Christy Udoh of Texas was eighth in the preliminaries with a time of 23.31.

As a result of reaching the NCAA meet, Peake earned second team All-American honors. She is the fourth Coastal Carolina woman to achieve indoor All-American status, joining Jolene Williams, Amber Campbell and Chasity Johnson. The top eight finishers at the NCAA meet are named first-team All-Americans.

Running in the first of four preliminary heats, Peake trimmed .07 seconds off her time from last week’s Virginia Tech Final Qualifier and placed third behind Texas A&M’s Ashton Purvis and Clemson’s Dezerea Bryant. Udoh recorded her time in the second heat.

The meet concluded a spectacular indoor season for Peake. The senior from Spartanburg broke her own CCU record in the 200 three different times and set new school-marks in the 60-meter dash twice. In addition to setting new Big South records in the 60 and 200, she totaled eight combined individual event titles in the 60, 200 and long jump, including sweeping all three at the conference meet, which duplicated her performance at last year’s Big South outdoor event. Peake was also a part of the 4×400 relay team that set a new Coastal record.

Meanwhile back in Conway, freshmen Teka Simpson and Kelila Naules opened their collegiate outdoor careers in exciting fashion finishing first and second, respectively, in the women’s long jump at the CCU Invitational Friday afternoon. The men’s 4×800 team highlighted the men’s side with a third-place finish.

Simpson completed a jump of 5.75 meters to take the crown in the long jump while Kelila Naules finished with a jump of 5.50 meters. Fellow freshman Amirah Al-Bayyinah finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 5.41 meters.

The 4×800 team consisting of junior Ryan Beckley, junior Cameron Wells, sophomore Joseph Keitt and sophomore Tyler Cummings finished with a time of 7:55.84 just five seconds behind the second-place team from Wake Forest.

Senior Anjulia Nicholson finished third in the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 48.56 meters while senior Mary Lawrence tied for fourth in the pole vault with a height of 3.35 meters. Sophomore Tiffani Kuhn wrapped up CCU’s performance on the women’s side with a fifth-place finish in the javelin throw with a distance of 35.63 meters.

Sophomore Reggie Nelson highlighted the men’s individual performances with a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.49 meters. Freshman Wesley Edwards placed eighth in the same event with a jump of 6.09 meters. Junior Cameron Griggs came in with a seventh-place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 51.85 meters while freshman Jordan Entwistle and junior Tyler Slapikas finished seventh and eighth in the javelin throw with distances of 53.53 meters and 52.54 meters, respectively.

The CCU Invitational continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the majority of the running events along with the discus, shot put, high jump, pole vault and triple jump.

Comments

comments

Chants on break for finals week after loss to Terriers

Chants on break for finals week after loss to TerriersSophomore Tre Brown had a career and team-high 24 points, [more]

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake Invite

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake InviteThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) spent the weekend in Rock [more]

Knox's triple-double lifts Seahawks past Panthers

Knox's triple-double lifts Seahawks past Panthers Myrtle Beach High sophomore Emorie Knox hit a major milestone [more]

CAC's Steele captures gold at Winter Junior Nationals

CAC's Steele captures gold at Winter Junior NationalsCarolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club standout Taylor Steele [more]

SEAHAWKS STORM PAST GREER FOR STATE TITLE

SEAHAWKS STORM PAST GREER FOR STATE TITLE Over the summer, the Myrtle Beach players were gathered inside [more]

Green Sea Floyds captures first state championship

Green Sea Floyds captures first state championshipFacing fourth down and a sneaker, Green Sea Floyds coach [more]

Hoops: Sharks beat buzzer, Warriors on late foul shots

Hoops: Sharks beat buzzer, Warriors on late foul shotsThe St. James High boys basketball team won a thriller [more]

Schools send football team to state with Seahawk Walk

Schools send football team to state with Seahawk WalkThe Myrtle Beach High football team received a hero's send-off [more]

Hoops: Myrtle Beach boys double up rival Socastee

Hoops: Myrtle Beach boys double up rival SocasteeThe Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team doubled up rival [more]

Seahawks' strange season takes a final twist to state

Seahawks' strange season takes a final twist to stateMickey Wilson has led his team to state championship games [more]

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bids

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bidsWhat appeared to be a pair of lopsided affairs turned [more]

MB's shot at state crown moved to Friday afternoon

MB's shot at state crown moved to Friday afternoonGame time has been moved up a day for the [more]

Socastee product Renfrow titled nation's top walk-on

Socastee product Renfrow titled nation's top walk-onThe Burlsworth Foundation announced Monday that wide receiver Hunter Renfrow [more]

Sun Belt puts 5 in bowls after inaugural title game

Sun Belt puts 5 in bowls after inaugural title gameAfter a thrilling 30-19 win by Appalachian State over Louisiana [more]

Gamecocks get close bowl trip to Charlotte vs. Cavs

Gamecocks get close bowl trip to Charlotte vs. CavsSouth Carolina football fans won't have to travel far to [more]

No. 2 Tigers in high Cotton for bowl game against Irish

No. 2 Tigers in high Cotton for bowl game against IrishThe College Football Playoff and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl announced [more]

Hoops: Conway wins; NMB gives female coach first win

Hoops: Conway wins; NMB gives female coach first winThe Conway High boys basketball team came down from its [more]

Seahawks flip the script on No. 1 Hartsville in rematch

Seahawks flip the script on No. 1 Hartsville in rematch Myrtle Beach exorcised its biggest demon from the 2018 regular [more]

Green Sea Floyds transitions from struggles to state final

Green Sea Floyds transitions from struggles to state finalAs the clock ticked toward zero, Josh Slobodiak searched for [more]

Chants go cold during key stretch, fall to Gamecocks

Chants go cold during key stretch, fall to GamecocksZac Cuthbertson recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but [more]

Gunter tops seven Chants earning Sun Belt awards

Gunter tops seven Chants earning Sun Belt awardsCoastal Carolina football had three players earn all-conference accolades and [more]

Seahawks eye redemption in rematch with Hartsville

Seahawks eye redemption in rematch with HartsvilleThe film was nearly as painful as the game itself. A [more]

Hoops: CF rolls past NMB; Conway tops Wilson in OT

Hoops: CF rolls past NMB; Conway tops Wilson in OTThe Carolina Forest boys basketball team opened the season Tuesday [more]

Williams nets honor after carrying CCU to big wins

Williams nets honor after carrying CCU to big wins Junior guard DJ Williams of the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball [more]

Conway-Wilson highlights high school hoops' tip-off

Conway-Wilson highlights high school hoops' tip-offThe high school basketball season officially tips off Tuesday, highlighted [more]

Chants on break for finals week after loss to Terriers

Chants on break for finals week after loss to TerriersSophomore Tre Brown had a career and team-high 24 points, [more]

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake Invite

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake InviteThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) spent the weekend in Rock [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach