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Former Clemson Star, Olympian Travis Padgett Returns to Clemson University

Former Clemson Star, Olympian Travis Padgett Returns to Clemson University

May 7, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Former Clemson sprinter Travis Padgett returned to the school’s Rock Norman Track on Saturday, competing professionally for adidas. Padgett won the 100m dash with a legal time of 10.11 seconds in his first race of the 2011 season. Padgett was a six-time All-American for the Tigers, which included an NCAA championship in 2007 in the 60m dash. He bypassed his final year of eligibility at Clemson in 2008 after setting a collegiate record with a time of 9.89 in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. Padgett ran with Team USA’s 4x100m relay at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

ClemsonTigers.com caught up with the former Clemson star to get his thoughts on returning to his alma mater, his performances on Saturday, and his plans for the future.

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