College Track & Field

USC Beaufort's Gourdine, Williams win events at Coastal Carolina meet

newsroom@islandpacket.comMarch 16, 2014 

CONWAY -- The University of South Carolina Beaufort track and field team claimed two individual titles, two school records and one national qualifying standard at the Coastal Carolina Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Brandon Gourdine won the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.03 seconds and Ricky Williams won the men's 100 meters in 11.58 seconds to post the highest individual finishes for the Sand Sharks.

Ty'Chelle Freeman fell short of her own school record in the shot put, but she met the "B" qualifying standard for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships with a throw of 13.25 meters (43 feet, 5.75 inches).

Taylor Keen set a school record in the women's hammer throw with a mark of 32.61 meters (107 feet), and Nic O'Neill broke the school mark in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:58.64.

The Sand Sharks are back in action next weekend, traveling to Myrtle Beach for the Shamrock Invitational.

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