Camels head to Charleston for conference meet

Kelvin Kirui (ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Kelvin Kirui (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

2017 Big South Championships Schedule | Performance List | BSC Men's Record Book | BSC Women's Record Book

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The Fighting Camels are set to travel to Charleston, S.C. this week for the 2017 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Charleston Southern University at the Bagwell-Settle Track Stadium. Events will begin Wednesday, May 10 and run through Friday, May 12.

Campbell holds a top-3 seed in 22 of the conference events, including the No. 1 seed in the women's 200m, men's 1500m, men's 5K, men's 10K, women's 10K, women's 100m hurdles, women's 4x100m relay and women's long jump.

The conference will award points to the top-8 finishers in each event, and the men's and women's team with the most points at the end of day three will be crowned champions. For a breakdown of how the meet will be scored, view the chart below.

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Points

10

8

6

5

4

3

2

1





Prior to the outdoor season, the Camels were voted by the league's coaches to finish second in the conference on both the men's and women's side. In the most recent Big South power rankings (released on April 28), both Campbell teams came in second, while Liberty was favored to repeat as champions on both sides.

A full breakdown of the Big South performance list and records can be viewed at the links above. Live results from the meet will be provided by MeetPro at the 'Live stats' tab at the top of the page, and updates will be provided from @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.

CU will begin the meet with the women's long jump, scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start on Wednesday. The meet will end with the final awards ceremony, set for Friday at 5:00 p.m. A full breakdown of the schedule of events can be viewed at the '2017 Big South Championships Schedule' link above.

Following the meet, the Camels will await final seedings for the 2017 NCAA East Preliminary Round, scheduled for May 25-27 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. If the current seedings hold, Campbell will have six athletes qualify for the regional meet as Amon Kemboi, Amon Terer, Sabina Allen, Lilla Juhasz, Joan Maritim and Shenelle McKay rank inside to top-48 in their respective events.