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Morris Wins Steeplechase in Dramatic Fashion

Morris Wins Steeplechase in Dramatic Fashion

AUSTIN, Texas – Clemson sophomore Logan Morris (10:11.02) passed Texas’s Meghan Lloyd on the final turn of the women’s 3000m steeplechase Thursday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium to capture her second career 3000m steeplechase win, and third overall. Her time in the event is currently the nation’s leading time. Additionally, Morris shattered her personal best (10:23.31), which ranked second in program history.

In the men’s race, junior James Quattlebaum achieved a time of 8:56.13 to place second overall after closely trailing Texas’s John Rice, who set the No. 2 time in NCAA, for nearly the entire race. His time in the event is the second best of his career. Quattlebaum now ranks fifth in the NCAA and first in the east region in the event. Last week, Quattlebaum won the men’s 2000m steeplechase at the UNF Spring Break Invite.

Junior Markeeta Thomas advanced to Friday’s 400m hurdles finals in route to winning Thursday’s fourth prelim heat, posting a season best time of 58.75 seconds. The junior secured her spot in Friday’s finals, which are slated for 8 p.m., after placing ninth overall in prelims. Sophomore Lakeisha Warner also nabbed her season best, 59.25 seconds, to finish fourth in the third heat. Warner placed 14th overall in Thursday’s prelims.

On the men’s side, Deron Gordon also advanced to Friday’s finals. The senior turned in his personal best of 51.00 seconds, shaving 0.17 seconds off his PR, which is still good for ninth in Clemson history. Gordon finished fifth overall as the first competitor to cross the finish line in the ninth heat.

Clemson returns to the track Friday, beginning for the women’s 4x100m relay at 10:35 a.m. (ET) and will air on Longhorn Network. Live results can be accessed via clemsontigers.com.

Running Events

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
1. Logan Morris, 10:11.02 (personal best … maintains No. 2 all-time record)

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase

2. James Quattlebaum, 8:56.13

Women’s 400m Hurdles (prelims)

9. Markeeta Thomas, 58.75 seconds (season best … won heat No. 4)
14. Lakeisha Warner, 59.25 seconds (season best)

Men’s 400m Hurdles (prelims)

5. Deron Gordon, 51.00 seconds (personal best … good for ninth all-time in CU history)

Field Events

Men’s Javelin (Section B)

13. Dylan Ahrens, 53.40m

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