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Holsendolph flies high for Eagles

POSTED: April 27, 2011 10:19 a.m.

Outstanding performances by Georgia Southern  freshmen Stephanie Hicks and Hinesville’s Kwajelin Holsendolph earned the pair multiple all-freshman honors from the Southern Conference on Saturday.
Hicks received the distinction in three events — the heptathlon, long jump and 100-meter hurdles — while also finishing third in the heptathlon, to earn All-Southern Conference honors in that event. Her 4,535-point total in the multi-event ranks fourth on Georgia Southern’s all-time chart.
Holsendolph, a former Bradwell Institute standout, picked up honors for the 100-meter hurdles and 100-meter dash. With her time of 13.9, Holsendolph recorded the second-best time in Georgia Southern history and finished second in the event.
Brianna Charles and Dana Edwards  were named to the all-freshman team for the long jump and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.
Appalachian State won the team championship with 195 points.
Western Carolina, the 2010 champion, finished in second placed with 138 points, taking a three-point advantage over third-place Elon (135).
Samford took fourth (114.5), the Eagles fifth (87.5) and Charleston finished in sixth (65.5). UNC Greensboro (26) edged Furman (25) for seventh place with The Citadel posting 20 points for ninth. Chattanooga (7), Wofford (2.5) and Davidson (2) rounded out the standings.
Appalachian State, Western Carolina and Georgia Southern each earned 13 points in the 100. Carter took the top point total with 10 and Billings and Holsendolph picked up points for seventh and eighth place, respectively. Billings (12.11) and Holsendolph (12.04) both posted personal-best times in the preliminaries on Friday.

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