CHAPEL HILL, NC Feb. 2, 2013 - The College of Charleston women’s track & field team had four top-five performances and six top-10 marks, as they competed at the Gene Anderson Invitational at the Eddie Smith Field House on the campus of North Carolina Saturday.
Sophomore Hayley McMahon finished in second-place in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:19.07. McMahon also raced the mile, where she finished fourth, crossing the finish line in 5:07.21. McMahon’s mile time is the eighth fastest time in school history and her 800 is the 10th fastest in the history of the program.
Freshman Roshani Glover advanced through to finals of the triple jump and finished in third-place with a best jump of 11.42 meters. The mark is tied for sixth best in school history.
Also in the field events, senior Chelsea Taylor, competing in her first meet in nearly a year, finished third in the pole vault with a jump of 3.35 meters, which tied the 10th best performance in school history.
In the 3,000-meter run sophomore Danielle Sams finished 10th in 10:55.46 and in the shot put sophomore Tiffany Sisk was seventh with a throw of 13.04 meters.
CofC head coach Amy Seago said the team is making progress, but there is still work to be done to get to where they want to be for the Southern Conference Indoor Championship Feb. 23-24 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
“We need to work on our race tactics a little bit,” Seago said. “Sometimes we take too long to react to situations where we need to make moves in races, instead of being more instinctive about it. Our kids are working hard and some of them are still gaining valuable experience in new events and in racing at the collegiate level. I think our upperclassmen are setting a good example for our younger kids.”
The Cougars will have one more meet before the SoCon Championship. They will compete Feb. 8-9 at the Tiger Paw Invitational hosted by Clemson.