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McDougals And Jefferson Shine In First Day At Big South Outdoor Track Championship
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Josh and Jordan McDougal finished first and second in the men's 10,000 meters, while Carol Jefferson claimed victory in the women's 10,000 meters to highlight Liberty's first day performances at the 2006 New Balance Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The Radford men's team and the Coastal Carolina women's team lead after the first day of competition, while Liberty's men's team is in second 23 points, while the women's team is in third in 18 points.
In the first final of the day, Radford's Brian Richotte took first place in the men's hammer throw with a mark of 60.90 meters. Teammate Jeremiah Spence took second (60.58 meters), while Coastal Carolina's Galen Jones came in third with a toss of 58.96 meters.
In the women's hammer throw, Radford's Tiffany Evans secured the gold medal with a throw of 57.17 meters. Jessica Pressley of Coastal Carolina came in second with a mark of 53.55 meters. Rounding out the top three was Jocelyn Davis of Charleston Southern with a toss of 48.87 meters.
Carol Jefferson of Liberty notched the top spot in the women's 10,000-meters with a time of 35:55.10. Estelle Oberson of Coastal Carolina came in second with a time of 37:33.10, while Ashley Osborne of Liberty finished third with a mark of 38:18.67.
In the men's 10,000-meters, Liberty's Jordan McDougal finished first with a time of 31:57.60 as brother and teammate Josh McDougal finished second with a mark of 31:58.85. Dawit Legesse of Radford came in third with a time of 32:01.03.
The women's javelin finished with Dana Sizmore of Coastal Carolina on top with a toss of 40.92 meters. In second was Radford's Amy Marshall with a mark of 37.55 meters. Kristen Dalton of High Point finished third with a throw of 37.22 meters.
Halfway through the decathalon, Clarence Murray of Liberty is on top with 1748 points, followed by Johnathan Jefferies Coastal Carolina (1689) and Elrid Cason of CCU (1545).
Leading at the halfway point of the heptathlon is Jasmine Jones-Green of High Point with 2014 points. In second is Elisha Tegeder of Coastal Carolina with 1886 and in third is Liberty's Marie Williams with 1644 points.
Day two of the 2006 New Balance Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championship presented by UCS will start on Saturday at 9 a.m.