BOSTON, MASS. - The College of Charleston women's track and field team ended its indoor season on a powerful note Sunday, with yet-another record setting performance as the final act of a highly successful season.
RoShani Glover entered the ECAC championships having already broken the College of Charleston indoor triple jump record earlier this year, with a distance of 12.10m. Glover matched that mark on her second attempt, which booked the senior a trip to the finals, pitting her against nine of the other premier triple jumpers in the region.
In a thrilling finish to the event, four of the top five finishers saved their best for last, hitting their best distances on the sixth and final attempt. Glover was no exception, shattering her school record by 22cm with a leap of 12.32m to finish fifth in the event. Amira Idris of CAA-rival Delaware took first with a distance of 12.82m, becoming an ECAC champion in back-to-back years.
“I'm really proud of how RoShani performed,” assistant coach Michael Tornifolio said. “She stayed relaxed and in rhythm in her approach with each jump. We knew the big one was there and it's nice to see all her hard work and training coming together at the right time.”
Glover was the third and final member of the Cougars competing at the ECAC championships to wrap up her event. The day before, Julisa Tindall finished second overall in the high jump with a height of 1.75m, while Cara Butcher smashed her PR by over 28 seconds to take 11th place in the 5000m run. The three combined for 12 team points, which earned CofC a 25th place finish.
With the indoor season concluded, the College shifts its focus to the outdoor campaign. The Cougars will begin in earnest this coming weekend on Friday and Saturday at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.