Feb. 14, 2009
Clemson, SC- Pole vaulter Chris Spear led the Clemson track & field teams Saturday as the Tiger Paw Invitational came to a close. Spear cleared a height of 17’2.25″, his personal best and an NCAA provisional qualifying height.
The Hoover, AL native attempted to clear the next height as well, but cramped up during his approach and did not vault. He easily won the event. Spear is now third on Clemson’s all time indoor pole vault list behind Eric Lander (17’5.75″ in 1995) and Mitch Greeley (18’1″ in 2008).
The men’s 4x400m relay team came in second with a time of 3:18, their fastest time this season. The team consisted of Miller Moss, Travis Swaggard, Will Noble, and Trenton Guy.
Kristine Scott led the women’s team with a win in the 200m dash with a time of 24.64. She placed third in the 60m dash on day one of the meet with a time of 7.66 in the final.
The distance group of the Tiger track team was in top form today, as many individuals posted personal bests. Leading the pack was Jonathan Sunde, who won the men’s 3000 meter run. The sophomore from Charlotte, NC ran a personal best 8:39.24. Chad Holt placed fourth in the event (8:41.44). In the mile run, Chris Slate came in fourth with a personal best of 4:16.52. The women’s team had three runners finish in the top 10 of the 3000m, led by Jenna Baker who posted a time of 10:13.62 in her first meet of the indoor season. Sunday Ford ran a personal best in the event with a time of 10:20.02.
Clemson’s teams return to action next Saturday, February 21 to play host to the final home indoor meet of the season, the Tiger Invitational.
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