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Tigers Add Four NCAA Qualifiers at East Prelims Saturday

May 26, 2018

Seven Tigers Garner All-ACC Academic Honors

TAMPA, Fla. – In addition to the eight Tigers that qualified for the NCAA Track & Field Championships on Friday, Clemson tallied four more qualifying marks for the national championship meet Saturday at the NCAA’s East Prelims on the campus of USF. Among those are the Tiger women’s 4x100m relay, men’s 4x400m relay, Grace Barnett (1500m) and Jeremiah Green (triple jump). The Clemson women racked up eight semifinal qualifying times – the most since 2013 – while the men advanced in four events.

“We’ve got a pretty big group going. It’s about what we expected, maybe a little bit more,” said Clemson head coach Mark Elliott. “We’re excited with the group that has qualified and moving on to the national championship meet. Our ultimate goal is come away with a national title. We’re on the right track. Sometimes we’re a bit impatient, but I want to give all the kids credit for the way they performed in these first two rounds.”

In first race of the day, Torie Robinson, Rebekah Smith, Ebony Williams and Markeeta Thomas clocked Clemson’s season-best time in the women’s 4x100m relay. Despite coming in fifth in the first heat, their time of 44.07 seconds held firm to secure a spot in the semifinal at the NCAA Championships, which are slated for June 6-9 in Eugene, Oregon.

Following the women’s 4x100m relay, Grace Barnett became the fourth Tiger among the middle distance group to earn a spot at the national championship. The senior won the first section of the women’s 1500m, separating herself from the pack at final straightaway in rainy conditions. Barnett turned in her season best 4:14.22 – good for third overall – in route to automatically qualifying for the semifinal round. Barnett joins teammates Kamryn McIntosh, Fellan Ferguson and John Lewis as the Tigers went a perfect 4-for-4 in qualifying all middle distance competitors that made the trip.

The men’s 4x400m relay consisting of Deonte Tolbert, Cordell Lamb, Nate Gordon and Jeffrey Green turned in 3:07.60 – also in difficult conditions like the women’s 4x100m – to claim one of the three remaining qualifying times after placing fourth out of lane No. 7 in the third heat. Green ran a saving split of 45.84 seconds, passing two teams on the final lap of the race to put Clemson ahead of Memphis and Hampton.

With his family and friends in attendance, Jeremiah Green was the first to jump in the flight No. 4 of the triple jump. The Tampa, Florida native achieved his furthest jump of 15.91m on his first leap of the day. Green went on to place eighth overall in route to advancing to his second national championship meet (indoor) this year.

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Saturday’s NCAA East Prelims Results

 

Women’s 4x100m Relay (Quarterfinal)
Advance top 3 from each ht. plus next best 3 times to Eugene

  1. Torie Robinson, Rebekah Smith, Ebony Williams, Markeeta Thomas, 44.07 (q); season best, placed fifth in heat No. 1

 

Women’s 1500m (Quarterfinal)
Advance top 5 from each qtr. plus next 2 best times to Eugene
3.Grace Barnett, 4:14.22 (Q); season best, won heat No. 1

 

Men’s 110m Hurdles (Quarterfinal)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene
22. Kirk Lewis, 14:42; placed eighth heat No. 3

 

Men’s 4x400m Relay (Quarterfinal)
Advance top 3 from each ht. plus next best 3 times to Eugene

  1. Deonte Tolbert, Cordell Lamb, Nate Gordon, Jeffrey Green, 3:07.60 (q); placed fourth in heat No. 3

 

Women’s 4x400m Relay (Quarterfinal)
Advance top 3 from each ht. plus next best 3 times to Eugene

  1. Lakeisha Warner, Ebony Williams, Kamryn McIntosh, Fellan Ferguson, 3:39.03, placed sixth in heat No. 1

 

Men’s Triple Jump (First Round)
Advance top 12 placers from final to Eugene. No ties
8. Jeremiah Green, 15.91m (q); placed seventh in flight No. 4
22. D.J. Ledell, 15.23m; placed fourth in flight No. 2
34. Ishmael Kamara, 14.61m; placed fourth in flight No. 1

 

Women’s 5000m (Semifinal)
One round. 2 heats. Advance top 5 from each ht. plus next best 2 times to Eugene
42. Logan Morris, 17:15.15; placed 20th in heat No. 1

 

Friday’s NCAA East Prelims Results

Men’s 110m Hurdles (First Round) 6 Heats.
Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.
21. Kirk Lewis, 13.95 (q); personal best, advanced to quarterfinals, placed fourth in heat No. 3

 

Women’s 100m Hurdles (First Round) 6 Heats.
Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr. 
35. Ebony Williams, 13.52; placed fourth heat No. 2

 

Men’s 400m Dash (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.
15. Cordell Lamb, placed fifth heat No. 3

 

Women’s 100m Dash (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.
11. Rebekah Smith, 11.22 (q); No. 2 in Clemson history, placed fourth in heat No. 3

 

Men’s 800m (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.
11. John Lewis (Q), 1:48.39; placed second in heat No. 3

 

Women’s 800m (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.
3. Fellan Ferguson, 2:03.15 (Q); No. 3 all-time in program history, won heat No. 3

  1. Kamryn McIntosh, 2:03.77 (q); No. 4 all-time in program history, placed fourth in heat No. 1

 

Men’s 400m Hurdles (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.

  1. Deron Gordon, 50.28 (Q); No. 6 all-time in program history, placed second in heat No. 3

 

Women’s 400m Hurdles (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.

  1. Markeeta Thomas, 57.11 (Q); No. 5 all-time in program history, placed third in second heat
  2. Lakeisha Warner, 57.52 (q); placed fourth in heat No. 3

 

Women’s 200m (First Round)
Advance top 3 from each qtr. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.

  1. Rebekah Smith, 23.36; placed seventh in heat No. 6

 

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each ht. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.

  1. James Quattlebaum, 9:08.14; placed 11th in heat No. 2

 

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase (Quarterfinals)
Advance top 3 from each ht. plus next best 3 times to Eugene.

  1. Logan Morris, 10:07.45 (Q); place second in heat No. 3

Thursday’s NCAA East Prelims Results

 

Men’s 400m Hurdles (First Round) 6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. Deron Gordon, 51.16 (Q); placed second in heat No. 2

 

Women’s 400m Hurdles (First Round)

6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. Markeeta Thomas, 57.42 (Q); season best, won heat No. 4
  2. Lakeisha Warner, 57.94 (Q); placed third in heat No. 6

 

Women’s 1500m (First Round)

4 Heats. Advance top 5 from each ht. plus next 4 times to qtr.

T-4. Grace Barnett, 4:17.21 (Q); won heat No. 4

 

Women’s 100m (First Round)

6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. Rebekah Smith, 11.23 (Q); No. 2 all-time in CU history, placed third in heat No. 4
  2. Torie Robinson, 11.45; placed fourth in heat No. 5

 

Men’s 400m (First Round)

6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. Cordell Lamb, 46.22 (Q), placed third in heat No. 5

 

Women’s 400m (First Round)

6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. Kendra Clarke, 55.25; finished eighth in heat No. 2

 

Men’s 800m (First Round)

6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. John Lewis, 1:47.81 (Q); facility record, placed first among all 48 competitors

 

Women’s 800m (First Round)

6 Heats. Advance top 3 from each heat plus next 6 times to qtr.

  1. Fellan Ferguson, 2:03.20 (Q); No. 3 time in program history, facility record
  2. Kamryn McIntosh, 2:04.06 (Q); placed second in heat No. 1 behind Ferguson

 

Men’s Long Jump (First Round)

Top-12 Advance to NCAA Championships

  1. DJ Ledell, 7.21m (3.1w)