BLACKSBURG, Va. Two Coastal Carolina indoor records were broken and the Chanticleers turned in eight top-five finishes at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
Senior Erica Peake won the 200-meter race and became the first Coastal runner to break the 24-second mark in an indoor meet, clocking a time of 23.96. She broke her own record of 24.16, which she set at last year’s Big South Championships, en route to sweeping the sprint events over the weekend.
Peake also helped the 1,600-meter relay team – which also included Jessica Gelibert, Qwontajah Thompson and Sharmaine Barnes – take second place in a school record time time of 3:45.76.
Other top-10 finishes for CCU: Peake (long jump, third, 18-103/4); Teka Simpson (high jump, second, 5-5; long jump, fifth, 18-11/2); Gelibert (400m, third, 56.46; Thompson (400m, fifth, 56.67; 200m, seventh, 24.80); Letitia Saayman (3,000m, fifth, 10:10.77); Emily Marchini (3,000m, sixth, 10:11.01); and Naomi Atkins (shot put, ninth, 38-51/4).
Coastal’s distance medley relay team of Jessica Dennison, Christina Davis, LaChelsie Thomas and Shelby Nicosia finished eighth (12:26.20) and Naomi Atkins placed ninth in the shot put with a throw of 11.72 meters.
The Lynchburg Legends wanted revenge on the South Carolina Warriors.
They nearly got it Saturday night.
The Warriors held on for a 125-123 win over the Legends, who were looking for revenge against the team that knocked them out of the ABA playoffs last season.
Kellen Brand had 31 points, Lashun Watson added 27, and Georgetown native Brendon Knox had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help the Warriors in a balanced effort.
“We played great defense. We stuck in there,” Warriors coach John Kefalas said. “We had some turnovers and they hit some [3-pointers], but all in all it was a good team victory.”
Kefalas said he hopes former Coastal Carolina standout Jon Pack, who sat out Saturday with lingering effects from a back strain, will be ready to go when the Warriors host the Fayetteville (N.C.) Flight at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.
High school wrestling
North Myrtle Beach went 2-1 in the Coach Trap Battery Creek Duals on Saturday. The Chiefs had no problems with James Island Charter School, winning 61-10 The Chiefs faced a tougher squad in West Oak and but still came out on top 37-26.
Tyler Stump, William Lewis, Gerodie Graham, Hampton Harmon and Mikhaail Vlahas all picked up two wins on the day for North Myrtle Beach.
High school boys basketball
• 3-point goals: Timberland 3 (Williams, McKinney, Whakley); Andrews 1 (Joh. Grant). Team fouls: Timberland 26, Andrews 22. Fouled out: McCrea. Technical fouls: None.