WINSTON-SALEM, NC Feb. 23, 2013 – College of Charleston track and field’s Tiffany Sisk highlighted the first day at the Southern Conference Championships, throwing an indoor school record of 13.97 meters in the shot put (45-10.00 ft) on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track Complex.
Sisk finished third in the shot put and achieved her school record mark on her last throw in the competition.
“That was a great improvement for Tiffany,” CofC head coach Amy Seago said. “She has really dedicated herself and worked hard in her short time here.”
Junior Kaitlin McWhorter set a career-best in the pentathlon as she totaled 3,269 points to finish in fifth-place. Her total is the third best in program history for the competition. McWhorter’s best event was the first event, the 60-meter hurdles where she ran 9.41 seconds to secure 826 points.
Sophomore Hayley McMahon finished second in her heat of the 800-meter run prelims to quality through to Sunday’s final. McMahon crossed the finish line in 2:14.10 to earn an automatic qualifying spot in the final.
Freshman Rachel Leder earned a spot in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles as she ran a career-best time of 9.17 seconds in the prelim race. Her time is the 10th fastest in school history for the event.
Day two of the SoCon Championships will get underway at 9:15 with the men’s heptathlon. Running events will start at 12:30 p.m. with the women’s 60-meter hurdle final, which will include CofC’s Rachel Leder.
Other events for the Cougars on day two will be the triple jump, finals of the 800-meter run and the 4X400-meter relay. The Cougars are currently in sixth-place in the team standings after day one of the championships.
“It was a really good day all around for us,” Seago said. “We had a lot of people set personal records and we competed very well.”