Ashburn, Va (March 21, 2015) – Amirah Al-Bayyinah led a stellar team performance in the long jump and the Coastal Carolina women find themselves in a familiar second-place position after the first day of the Big South Championships in February.
Al-Bayyinah won the long jump title and was among four Chanticleers to place among the top five in the event, providing Coastal with 25 of its 46 points on the
opening day. With six events scored, Liberty’s total of 68.5 points leads the meet. The Flames were in front after the first day each of the last two years before the Chants overtook their rivals to claim the championships.
Al-Bayyinah captured her second Big South indoor title, her third conference crown overall and her first in the long jump with a winning mark of 5.68 meters (18-7.75). She improved her distance on each of the four attempts that were not fouls, posting 5.67 and 5.68 meters on her final two jumps to win by .09 meters over Campbell’s Lilla Juhasz.
Al-Bayyinah ranked first in the conference in the long jump going into last year’s meet, but finished a disappointing 10th before bouncing back the next day to win the triple jump title. The junior had not competed in the long jump this season since the opening meet at Virginia Tech.
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