Cougars Split Squad, Set to Compete in New York and North Carolina

College of Charleston Cougars - CofCCHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s track & field team will split this weekend with seven student-athletes traveling to New York for the elite New Balance Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 3-4) and the remainder of the team going to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the Kent Taylor Invitational (Feb. 4).


The following athletes will compete at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational: Dyshia Parks (long jump/triple jump), Jelain McArthur (long jump/triple jump), Dena O’Brien (5,000-meter run), Kristen Wolfe (3,000-meter run/800-meter run), Hayley McMahon (mile run), Alyssa D’Orazio (800-meter run) and Emily Smith (high jump).


The New Balance Collegiate Invitational, which includes 140 teams and clubs, begins on Friday Feb. 3 at 10:25 a.m. and continues on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. For a schedule of events click here. Live results can be found by clicking here.


The Kent Taylor Invitational, hosted by North Carolina is a one-day meet which begins with the men’s weight throw at 10:00 a.m. Running events are scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. with the men’s 60-meter hurdle prelim.


For schedule of events for the Kent Taylor Invitational click here.


CofC Head Coach Amy Seago said she is very excited about seeing what the team will do this weekend.


“When we set our schedule we did so with the goal of putting our student-athletes in positions to have great competition and succeed,” she said. “I think they will take advantage of this opportunity both at the New Balance Meet and UNC meet and compete and represent our school well.”


For recaps and results from both meets stay tuned to

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