Palmetto State HS Alumni Conference Notes

J.L. Mann alumna Amberly Nesbitt finished second in the women\'s 55-meters at the SEC Championships in 6.72 seconds. According to, Nesbitt was nipped at the wire by Auburn\'s Kerron Stewart (6.71). Nesbitt is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina.

Northwestern alumna Angelina Blackmon finished fourth in the ACC 800-meter event in 2:09.10. Blackmon is a sophomore at N.C. State.

Northwestern alumnus Mitch Greeley, a sophomore at Clemson University set a new school record in the pole vault by clearing 17-7 at the ACC Championships, as the Tiger captured the event title. According to, Greeley\'s victory marked the first time since David Hartzler in 1997 that the Tigers claimed the indoor pole vault title.

Coastal Carolina junior Chasity Johnson, a Fort Dorchester graduate, posted a triple jump distance of 40-11.5 at the Big South Championships, to take the win.

Kandrick Cooper (Andrews HS), a sophomore at Winthrop University set a new Big South 60-meter hurdles record of eight seconds as the Eagle captured the individual win.

Winthrop University men\'s distance medley relay team of Justin Meade (Palmetto), Brandon Gailbraith (Beaufort), Derrick Zinnerman and Brad Orr (Wren) finished first in 10:18.53, winning over High Point (10:20.14).

Coastal Carolina freshman Claire Young captured the Big South Conference pole-vault title at Clemson Saturday. Young, a former Thornwell vaulter, cleared a height of 10-6.

Young\'s teammates Laura Flath and Marcie Veitch also cleared 10-6, giving Young the win based on first clearance.

Blue Ridge alumna Brittany Whitaker, a junior at Western Carolina finished second in the Southern Conference Championships high jump with a best clearance of 5-04.5.