AUBURN, AL – Clemson athletes wrapped up competition late Saturday night at the Birmingham CrossPlex, the site of the 2014 Auburn Indoor Invitational. The Tigers had a number of solid results, following up on several quality performances from the season-opening Orange & Purple Classic last weekend in Clemson.
While former Tiger great Warren Fraser was winning the second section of the men’s 60 dash with a personal best 6.54, current junior Reggie Lewis claimed sixth place with a season-opening 6.73.
Tevin Hester was fourth in the men’s 200 and Whitney Fountain was ninth in the women’s race. Hester clocked a time of 21.56, while Fountain came in at 24.68. Sabria Hadley was 12th out of 41 in the women’s 200 with a time of 24.85.
Fountain and George combined with Nyjah Cousar and Nia Fluker to lead Clemson’s women to a runner-up finish in the 4×400 relay behind only LSU. The Tigers put together a time of 3:46.29.
Lindsey Bellaran was fifth in the women’s 800, coming in with a personal best time of 2:12.08. Her time ranks among the top 10 in Clemson history in the indoor 800. Brianna Blanton had the top women’s time in the mile. The Summerville, SC native clocked a time of 4:58.15. Natalie Anthony was sixth in the women’s 3K, posting a season-best 9:48.08. Alexa Womack (9:58.56) also placed inside the top 10.
In the men’s distance events, Aaron Ramirez posted an 11th-place effort in the mile. He had a time of 4:14.57. James Dwyer was nudged at the line for third but recorded a solid time of 8:31.70 in the 3K.
In the women’s 60 hurdles, Anasterasia Terrell made the final and finished eighth in her section with a time of 8.78.
In the women’s field events, Mimi Land tied for seventh in the high jump (5’7.75″). Lauren Terstappen had the top pole vault finish in seventh place (12’7.5″). Among men’s athletes, Torian Ware tied for third in the high jump with a clearance of 6’10.25″.
The teams return to action next Friday and Saturday at the Cherry & Silver Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, NM. The meet is held at the same facility that plays host to the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.
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