ROCK HILL -- Liberty's men and Coastal Carolina's women won the Big South Conference Outdoor Track and Field championships on Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track. The Flames posted 232 points while the Lady Chanticleers finished with 230 points.
Charleston Southern's Alonzo Spurley took home Outstanding Men's Track Performer for his efforts. Spurley won the 100-meter and 400-meter events. In the 4x100 relay, he helped his team to a first-place finish and ran a leg of the 4x400 team that finished second.
Dionne Gibson of Charleston Southern won Outstanding Women's Track Performer. Gibson won the 200 and the 400 and also led her team to the top spot in the 4x400 and 4x100 relays.
The men's Most Outstanding Field Performer went to Liberty's Jon Hart. Hart picked up first place in the hammer throw and the shot put while finishing fifth in the discus. The women's honor went to Shemelia Brandon of Radford. Brandon took home top honors in the triple jump and the long jump.
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Charleston Southern's Misha Morris won the women's Freshman of the Year award. Morris took first place in the 100 and led her 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams to a No. 1 finish. Morris also earned all-conference honors in the 200 with a third-place finish. Clarence Powell of Liberty won the men's Freshman of the Year award by finishing first in the triple jump.
Brant Tolsma of Liberty won men's Coach of the Year while Tasha Ansley took home women's Coach of the Year. Ansley led Charleston Southern to its best finish since 1996. Tolsma led his Flames to their 13th championship.