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Sinkler, Fraser Lead Tiger Track & Field at Bob Pollock Invitational

Sinkler, Fraser Lead Tiger Track & Field at Bob Pollock Invitational

May 7, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – April Sinkler won the high jump and long jump and finished second in the triple jump on Saturday at the Bob Pollock Invitational. The meet, held at Clemson’s Rock Norman Track, featured multiple personal bests on the day by the Tiger track & field athletes. Sinkler broke the school record in the long jump, while Patricia Mamona topped her own school mark in the triple jump.

Sinkler put together one of her most consistent set of attempts ever in the long jump. She hit a personal best on her final jump of the day, her sixth overall, as she hit the board perfectly and landed with a school-record leap of 21’6.25″. Earlier in the day, she won the high jump by outlasting Emily Smith of College of Charleston. She hit a jump of 5’11.25″ on her second attempt, a season-best for the 2011 ACC outdoor champion.

Mamona saved her best for last. One jump after just fouling what would have been a phenomenal mark, she came back in her sixth and final attempt to break her own school record with a leap of 46’2.75″. She beat out teammate Sinkler, who was runner-up after hitting a jump of 42’6″.

Joe Craig was solid as well, clocking a time of 10.47 with a +1.4 wind.

Fraser followed strongly in the 200m dash. The sophomore from Nassau, Bahamas ran a time of 21.24, another personal best. Craig followed closely in fifth with a time of 21.40.

The women’s 4x100m relay featured a different lineup on Saturday, but the results were similar. The Tigers won the event with a time of 44.49, consistent with what Clemson has done throughout the outdoor season. The group of Misha Morris and Jasmine Edgerson made up the relay legs.

Golladay won the 100m hurdles with an outstanding effort with a legal wind. She clocked a time of 13.09 to pull ahead of teammate Bridgette Owens, who finished at 13.16. Monique Gracia was third place with a time of 13.44, a personal best and tied for No. 5 on Clemson’s all-time performance list. Spencer Adams and Marcus Maxey finished 1-2 in the men’s 110 hurdles. Adams had a time of 13.93, while Maxey was not far behind at 13.97.

Wesh was runner-up in the 400m hurdles on Saturday. The sophomore from Virginia Beach, VA had a time of 57.58, just shy of her personal best in the event. Sonni Austin was third place in the event after clocking a time of 57.72, which moved her ahead one spot on Clemson’s all-time performance list to the No. 4 position.

Edgerson won the 100m dash with a time of 11.54, finishing just ahead of Misha Morris, who had a time of 11.71. In the 200, Morris reversed the trend by beating Edgerson to the finish line. She posted a time of 24.31, while Edgerson crossed the line in 24.38 to come home in third place.

La’Mont Jackson was Clemson’s top performer in the 400m dash on Saturday. The red-shirt freshman out of Winston-Salem, NC had a time of 47.80 to top the field of 21 competitors. In the 800, freshman Aaron Ramirez was the team’s top finisher in fourth place with a time of 1:52.95. Also in the distance events, Blake Kennedy was second in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:35.61

Jasmine Brunson was third in the women’s long jump, hitting a mark of 20’2.5″ in the preliminary round. Brunson’s jump elevated her to the fifth spot all-time in Clemson outdoor history for the long jump.

Michael Kopanski was runner-up in the men’s vault. He went over the bar at 16’2.75″, while Jeffrey Willis finished third at 15’3″.

Josh Fowler was fourth in the men’s long jump with a season-best performance, as he hit a mark of 24’3.5″. He did well in the triple jump on Saturday, turning in a leap of 49’5.5″ under windy conditions.

Brittney Waller was runner-up in the women’s hammer throw Saturday. The native of Greenville, SC hit a throw of 186’3″, a personal best for the sophomore. Waller’s mark was good enough for the fourth-best recorded throw in Clemson history. Waller was also runner-up in the discus, recording a mark of 152’7″.

Danielle Curry was third in the women’s shot put. The transfer from Youngstown State hit a mark of 47’10.5″. Liane Weber placed fifth in the event with a shot put of 42’11.75″, easily a personal best for the red-shirt senior from Wangen, Germany.

Thor Serafenas (147’0″) was fifth place.

The Tigers return to action next weekend for the Clemson Final Qualifier, held May 13-14 at Rock Norman Track.

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