CLEMSON, S.C. — Tevin Hester won the men’s 200 dash Saturday, one of 11 top-three individual finishes for Tiger track & field on the final day of the Georgia Tech Invitational at George C. Griffin Stadium in Atlanta. Hester also helped the Tigers’ 4×100 relay to victory.
Hester clocked a time of 20.65, topping teammate Michael Cheeks who took third place in a personal best 21.13. It was a productive event altogether, as Sabria Hadley placed third in the women’s event with a personal best 23.66.
Samantha Elliott was runner-up in the women’s 100 hurdles. She turned in a season-best time of 13.21, good enough for seventh place on Clemson’s all-time performance list.
The 400 saw season bests across the top. Deja Parrish was third in the women’s competition, posting a time of 53.55. Malayshia George was sixth with a season best. In the men’s race, Jeffrey Green was fourth after matching his best effort of the young season in a time of 46.65.
Clemson produced four top-five finishes in the 800 meters, including three of the top four spots in the women’s race. Grace Barnett, Tanisha Coppin and Brianna Blanton all posted personal bests that ranked among the top 10 in program history. Barnett’s time of 2:08.43 is sixth-best in Clemson’s record books. Cameron Thornton had a big day in the men’s 800, crossing the line with a lifetime best 1:49.82 in third position.
In the field, Torian Ware won the men’s high jump and Lauren Terstappen took second in the women’s pole vault. Shai Carpenter placed third in the men’s triple jump.
The 4×100 and 4×400 relays had solid finishes. The aforementioned Tiger men won the 4×1, clocking a time of 40.13 with a lineup of Cordell Lamb, Hester, Justin Johnson and Cheeks.
The Tigers return to action next week at the prestigious Penn Relays.
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