Track & Field closes out CCU Invite on a high note

Track & Field closes out CCU Invite on a high note

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.- The Pioneer track and field teams finished out the
Coastal Carolina University Invitational with solid performances to
open up their outdoor campaign.

On a rain soaked second day of the CCU Invite, the Pioneers didn't let
the conditions affect them  as they raced well against a host of
colleges and universities across all levels.

Sophomore Jordin Fender picked up where she left off Friday, this time
racing in the women's Seeded 100 meter dash. Fender turned in the
fastest recorded time under any conditions in Transylvania history for
the women's 100 meter dash with a time of 12.79 seconds. Because she
had a tailwind outside of the legal limit of 2.0 meters per second
(2.9 m/s today), her performance will not count as a school record.
Her time should rank her highly on the early NCAA Division III Outdoor

Sophomore Cole Green also turned in two impressive performances in the
men's Seeded 100 and 200 meter dashes, placing him eleventh and tenth
overall, respectively. Green ran a time of 11.05 seconds in the 100
meter dash and 22.3 seconds in the 200 meter dash, both improvements
on his performances in the same meet last season.

In the 3000 meter steeplechase, sophomore Kyle Sprague opened up his
season in near record-setting fashion. Sprague's effort fell one
second short of his personal and school record, with a time of 10:48.

The Pioneers' next competition will come March 21 when Transylvania
hosts their first ever track meet at the new Transylvania Athletic
Complex. Competition will begin at 10am for the field events and 12pm
for the running events.