USC Beaufort

USC Beaufort sees 2 team records at North Florida track meet

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Despite taking only four athletes to the North Florida Invitational on Saturday, the University of South Carolina Beaufort track and field team came home with two more school records.

Sophomore Anthony Vecchio finished fifth and set a school mark in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:00.59, a little more than a second faster than Nic Tones' record set in 2009.

Freshman Brandon Gourdine was the other standout in his USCB debut, setting a school record with a time of 15.69 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and placing 10th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.03.

The other Sand Sharks who competed were sophomore Melissa Carder, who finished the women's 5K in 20:09.45, and sophomore Ty'Chelle Freeman, who placed sixth in the women's shot put with a mark of 12.80 meters (42 feet).

The Sand Sharks are back in action Wednesday afternoon, traveling to the Savannah State Twilight meet.