Coastal Carolina

CCU track teams finish second at Big South Championships

Both the Coastal Carolina men’s and women’s track and field teams came away with second place honors Thursday at the Big South Conference Outdoor Championships.

Liberty, the event’s host, swept top honors with the men earning 257 points while the women finished with 235.50 of their own.

For the Chanticleers, Desmond Wallace’s win in the 110-meter hurdles proved to be the highlight of the day, doing so with a time of 13.83 seconds. The redshirt senior is the Coastal Carolina’s second back-to-back winner in the event, joining Jack Hutchinson who did so in 2009 and 2010.

He was joined on the podium by teammates Kevondre’ Hunt and Dee Jennings, helping CCU earn a clean sweep of the event.

Jerome Coaxum also did his share, winning the men’s 400 meters with a time of 51.94 seconds.

Teka Simpson also earned her share of gold on Thursday, winning the women’s 100- and 200-meter dash. She accomplished the twin feats by crossing the line in 11.71 and 23.92 seconds, respectively.