CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 22, 2013 - The 2013 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship is set for Saturday and Sunday (February 23-24) at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. This will be the 78th annual Indoor Track & Field Championship for the men and the 26th for the women.
The championships will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with the women’s pentathlon events, followed by the men’s heptathlon events at 10:15 a.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at 4:40 p.m.
The event is free to the public. Live results, daily recaps, daily photos and video highlights can be found on the Southern Conference website as well as the College of Charleston athletics website at CofCSports.com.
The Cougars had several good performances at the Wake Forest Invitational earlier this season, which was contested on the same track that the SoCon Championship will be at this weekend.
“Our team is very excited about the upcoming SoCon Championship,” CofC head coach Amy Seago said. “We competed in a meet earlier in the season at this facility and had great success, which gives us confidence coming back for the championship.”
Highlights from the 2013 indoor season thus far
Sophomore Tiffany Sisk set the second best mark in school history in the shot put at the Wake Forest Invitational on Jan. 19 with a throw of 13.50 meters.
Freshman Roshani Glover was named Southern Conference women’s field athlete of the week on Jan. 24 for her performance at the Wake Forest Invitational. Glover jumped 11.89 meters, which is the second best all-time mark in the event in CofC women’s track and field history.
Sophomore Hayley McMahon won the 800-meter run at the Wake Forest Invitational in a time of 2:14.89.
The next week McMahon finished fourth in the mile run at the Gene Anderson Invitational at North Carolina, in a time of 5:07.21, the eighth fastest time in school history.
Junior Christa Horrocks ran the second fastest time in school history (26.69 seconds) in the 200-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational on February 9 at Clemson.
Freshman Rachel Leder ran the 10th fastest time in school history in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.20 seconds at the Wake Forest Invitational.
Sophomore Lorna Doucette ran the eighth fastest time in school history in the 200-meter dash in 27.06 seconds at the Wake Forest Invitational.