MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Tigers concluded the Coastal Carolina Invitational Saturday with some notable performances from some budding underclassmen.
Freshman Emily Wenger recorded the ninth-fastest time in Towson history in the 400-meter hurdles for en route to a third place finish in the event Saturday with a time of 1:04.44. Wenger was just .08 behind Appalachian State's Shenita Martin for second place.
"This is her event and she did very well," Towson Head Coach Roger Erricker said. "It was a really good result for her."
The discus throw saw a plethora of Tigers post strong results. Led by sophomore Melissa Shirley, who finished in sixth place with a throw of 126' 6", Towson had four throwers place in the top 20 in the event. Shannel Shivers was 14th, Shianna Smith 16th and Nicole Gould 20th.
"It's nice to have depth," Erricker said. "I have been impressed with our young group and they have really improved our depth. I like where we are at."
Sophomore Evan Campbell also had a strong performance for Towson in the high jump, finishing as one of three competitors who cleared 5' 5" in the event. Ashley Dabney also cleared the 5' 3" mark in the event for the Tigers.