BOONE, N.C. – The College of Charleston performed admirably in their final regular season meet of the season at the Mountaineer Outdoor Open, and appear poised headed into the looming CAA Championships.
The Cougars sent three women to the 400m dash, and all three pulled off personal best performances. Kennay Agnew (57.29) took fifth, Deanna King (57.72) grabbed seventh, and Jordan Gravelle (58.43) was eighth. King’s effort was good enough to move her up to No. 5 on the school’s all-time list. Elsewhere in the sprints, Timesha Moody qualified for the finals of the 100m dash with a time of 12.61, and ultimately took fifth overall.
Out in the jumps, the Cougars got two first-place finishes by way of Julisa Tindall winning the high jump with a height of 1.71m, and RoShani Glover emerging victorious in the triple jump with a distance of 12.04m. In addition, Glover would claim third overall in the long jump with a personal best distance of 5.70m.
In the throws, freshman Courtney Brooks strung together a pair of ninth place finishes in the discus and hammer, with distances of 37.90m and 44.12m respectively. Her performance in the discus was a lifetime PR, and moved her up to No. 5 on the CofC all-time list. Junior Alex Coyle hung right with her, finishing seventh in the discus (38.88m) and tenth in the hammer (43.06m).
In the middle distances, Cara Butcher and Carlee Cassidy finished second and third in the 1500m with times of 4:43.59 and 4:45.73. Butcher’s race was a personal best, advancing her up to No. 5 on the all-time list. Elsewhere in the 800m, Marissa Small-Towns finished third with a time of 2:14.61, which bettered her PR by over a second.
Rounding things out in the hurdles, Katherine Linn and Brianna Lewis finished third and fourth in the 400h with personal best times of 1:06.59 and 1:07.27, the latter of which moved Lewis up to No. 7 on the all-time CofC list. In the 100h, all three participants for CofC qualified for the finals, where Jenny Martin (15.38) took fourth, Julia Petruch (15.78) was sixth, and Sarah Lynch (16.20) was eighth.
The Cougars now set their sights on the postseason, which begins with the CAA Championships in Elon, N.C. scheduled for May 6 and May 7.