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Records Fall in Final Day of C-USA Championships

HOUSTON, TEXAS- Charlotte finished the first year back into Conference USA on a strong note as the men's squad broke five school records over the weekend.  The men's 4x100m and 4x400m relays along with Kevin Calhoun in the pole vault and Daniel Freeman and Aubrey Dowding in the javelin.

Kevin Calhoun broke his own record in the men's pole vault raising the bar to 4.98m (16-4).

Daniel Freeman rewrote the record book as well as he broke a record that stood for 16 years(1998).  Freeman sailed the javelin 65.63m (215-04) for a fifth place finish.

Aubrey Dowding improved on her school record in the women's javelin with a mark of 136-10.  Dowding finished sixth in the event.

The men's relay teams capped an amazing season this year with the 4x400m relay team setting the school record once again with a second place finish at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:08.62.  The team of Christopher Boyd, Chris Tate, Cordell Livingston and Anthony Bynum broke the record set by Tate, Boyd, Bynum and Hamilton at the Florida Relays on April 6.

LeRoy Rouse, Bynum, Khyran Shank, and John Osborne set the school record in the men's 4x100m relay posting a third place finish in the event with a time of 39.84.  Rouse, Bynum, Shank and Osborne set the school record last season at the NCAA East Preliminaries.

Bynum finished fourth overall in the 200m dash finals (21.17) and sixth in the 100m dash (10.65).

Trey McRae placed third in the men's high jump clearing 2.14m (7-0.25) to round out the podium sitters for the Niner men.

Cordell Livingston placed sixth in the men's 400m hurdles (53.39) with Chris Tate placing eighth overall in the 400m (48.14).  Michael Tamayo finished seventh overall in the 800m crossing the finish line at 1:52.81.

The Charlotte men held steady at the sixth position finishing eight points out of fourth place.

Taylor Carcella was the top finisher for the women's squad in the 800m finishing second in the event with a time of 2:10.33.  Rachel Miller finished in eighth in the event.

T'Sheila Mungo finished just off the podium in the 400m finishing in fourth with a time of 53.56.

Ashleigh Handchen finished in the top ten in the 3000m Steeplechase with a time of 11:19.72.  Morgan Richards posted a top ten finish in the 5000m with a personal best time of 17:31.26.

Maraya Slatter scored in the women's 1500m with a time of 4:33.49, finishing in fifth place.

Alvonna Blakney, Joann Blakney, Sarah Justice and Briauna Jones posted a fifth place finish in the women's 4x100m relay posting a time of 45.24.

A. Blakney finished seventh in the100m hurdles clearing the hurdles in 14.06.  Briauna Jones finished sixth in the women's triple jump clearing 12.51m (41-0.5).

After wrapping up the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, Charlotte will send a number of student-athletes to the NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Florida, May 29-31.  Those athletes will be announced at a later date.

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