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Pole Vaulters Lead the Way on Final Day of Tiger Paw Invitational

Pole Vaulters Lead the Way on Final Day of Tiger Paw Invitational

Feb. 12, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – Michael Kopanski won the men’s vault with a personal best to lead the track & field teams on Saturday at the Tiger Paw Invitational. With a jump of 13’0.25″, Terstappen is the first female in Clemson history to surpass the 13-foot mark. She is a freshman out of Phoenixville, PA. Kopanski also established a lifetime best in the pole vault. The freshman from Dacula, GA cleared a height of 16’6″ to outlast his competitors.

Stormy Kendrick was runner-up in the women’s 200m dash and led a Clemson contingent that took up three of the first four finishing positions. Kendrick posted a time of 24.06. Jasmine Edgerson was third with a time of 24.58, followed by Marlena Wesh (24.62) in fourth. In the men’s 200m invitational, Justin Murdock placed third overall with a time of 21.55. It was a season-best for Murdock, who clocked a 6.65 in the men’s 60m final on Friday.

Both 4x400m relays were victorious on Saturday. The men’s team of La’Mont Jackson and Jordan Rispress, Joe Craig and Janice Jackson, Misha Morris finished in fourth (3:53.58).

La’Mont Jackson won the open section of the men’s 400m dash on Saturday. The sophomore from Winston-Salem, NC posted a time of 48.96. In the men’s 800m run, senior Chris Slate won with a time of 1:52.34. Nathan Hendershot, a freshman from Indiana, was third at 1:52.64.

Danielle Curry won the women’s invitational shot put. The Ohio native produced a mark of 49’11”. Alex Padgett was third in the men’s shot put with a toss of 55’2.25″. Cory Thalheimer was fourth after a personal best 54’2.75″.

Josh Fowler competed in the men’s invitational triple jump. He finished in third place with a leap of 48’0″, his best effort of the 2011 indoor season.

The teams return to action next Saturday, Feb. 19 for the Tiger Tuneup. That will be Clemson’s final meet before heading to Blacksburg, VA for the ACC Indoor Championships in two weeks.

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