Saturday’s sports briefs: CCU’s Nelson an honorary All-American

Coastal Carolina senior jumper Reggie Nelson earned honorable mention All-American honros after clearing 2.08 meters (6 feet, 9.75 inches) and finishing tied for 20th at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Friday afternoon.

Nelson, according to a university release, cleared the opening height on his first attempt and put himself in a good position to contend throughout the event. However, he then failed on all three jumps at the next progression of 2.12 meters.

He tied with jumpers from Nebraska and Penn and finished ahead of competitors from Kansas State and Mississippi.

Jacorian Duffield of Texas Tech went on to win the championship after clearing a height of 2.28m (7 feet, 5.75 inches).

Women’s golf

Ashley Sloup of Southport, N.C., and Winthrop University finished fifth in the 66th North Carolina Women’s Amateur Championship hosted by Porters Neck Country Club, 10 shots behind winner Sarah Spicer of Bahama with an 8-over 224. Sloup shot rounds of 75, 76 and 73.

Spicer, 17, concluded the tournament by holing out from the fairway for eagle on her final hole for a 2-under 214 that was seven shots better than runner-up Courtney McKim of Raleigh.