WILMINGTON, North Carolina – With the outdoor season now in full swing, UNCW heads to Columbia, S.C., this weekend for the Weems Baskin Invitational, hosted by South Carolina.

The Seahawks are coming off a strong showing at the Shamrock Invitational last weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where junior Meena Reid, who was named CAA Track Athlete-of-the-Week earlier this week, continued to rewrite the program’s sprint records by breaking her own school standards in the 100 and 200 meters. Reid posted a time of 11.68 seconds in the 100 and later ran 24.22 in the 200. Those times rank her 14th on the East Region qualifying list. This weekend she’ll compete in the 100 and 200 as well as the 400 meters and run segments of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

On the men’s side in the sprints, senior Jeremy Johnson will also compete in both the 100 and 200 meters where he ranks 19th in the East in the 100 and 39th in the 200. Johnson will also run on the 4x100 relay.

Last week sophomore Ryan O'Connor, the reigning CAA Track Athlete-of-the-Week, won the 800 meters, this week he’ll compete in the 400 and the 1,500 meter events. Earlier this season, he ran 3:58.85 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational, ranking him 42nd in the East.

Junior Aerial Chatman owns UNCW’s highest ranking, checking in at sixth in the Triple Jump with a mark of 49-9.75 feet, set last weekend. Chatman, who will compete in the Triple and Long Jumps, is also ranked 22nd in the Long Jump and tied with teammate Brent Campbell, who will compete in Long Jump.

The Seahawks boast two athletes in the top-40 of the Pole Vault as Brad Hollowell (15-1) and Andrew Jung (14-9) are ranked 30th and 40th, respectively, and will compete this weekend.

Sophomore Clarissa Perkins ranks in the top 20 in the Shot Put and Discus. She set the school Shot Put record earlier this season with a mark of 45-10.5 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational. That mark ranks her 17th in the East while her toss of 150-4 in the Discus at the Battle of the Beaches is 15th.

UNCW will visit the mountains of North Carolina next weekend when it competes alongside East Carolina in the fifth annual Beaches Vs. Mountains meet in Boone, N.C.