STATESBORO, Ga. – Junior Christine Klinar highlighted the first day of competition for the College of Charleston women’s track & field team as they opened competition at the 2013 Outdoor Southern Conference Track & Field Championship at Georgia Southern University on Saturday.
Klinar, the CofC school record holder in the javelin finished second in the competition with a throw of 39.73 meters (130-04 feet) and scored eight points for the Cougars.
The Cougars are in seventh-place in the team competition with Appalachian State holding the top position in the standing after day one of the meet.
Freshman Ciera Holston also competed in the javelin and finished in 12th place with a throw of 31.96 meters (104-10 feet). Holston was one of the top three freshmen in the event and earned a spot on the All-Freshman Team.
The Cougars had three student-athletes who competed in the first day of the heptathlon. In the 200-meter dash portion of the heptathlon junior Kaitlin McWhorter finished fifth with a time of 26.84 seconds. In the high jump freshman Brianna McDonald finished second among those in the heptathlon with a jump of 1.54 meters.
Sunday’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. with the completion of the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon.
The Cougars have three athletes competing tomorrow highly ranked in their events. Freshman Roshani Glover is ranked first in the triple jump. Sophomore Hayley McMahon is ranked second in the 1,500-meter run and sophomore Tiffany Sisk is ranked fourth in the shot put.
“I’m proud of the way Christine competed today,” CofC head coach Amy Seago said. “Anytime you can finish what you are ranked that is good. I’m excited about the student-athletes we have competing tomorrow and think there is potential to finish strong in this championship.”