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Tigers Impress In Tyson Opener

Tigers Impress In Tyson Opener

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was business as usual for the Tigers at the Tyson Invitational as Clemson turned in three of the best times in program history and nine personal best performances.

Jeffrey Green was the first to rewrite the Clemson record book when he crossed the finish line at the 46.74 mark in the 400 meter dash. The time ties Michael Cheeks’ personal best for the fifth best time in program history. Cordell Lamb followed up the performance with a personal best 47.57 to advance to ninth on Clemson’s list of all-time best times in the event. Markeeta Thomas ran a personal best 55.72 in the 400 meter dash for the women.

On the women’s side, Ersula Farrow bettered her personal best and remains eighth on Clemson’s all-time list in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.63. Dana Maydew trailed the freshman, finished the event in a personal best, 2:14.83.

Myasia Jacobs placed seventh overall with a time of 7.36 in the 60 meter dash, however, her time of 7.32 in the preliminaries ties her for the 16th best time in the country.

Freshman, John Lewis was once again impressive as her crossed the finish line at 1:49.64 to place third overall in the 800 meter run. Behind him, fellow freshman, Chad Fennell ran the event in a personal best 1:51.73.

Newcomer, James Quattlebaum also finished with a personal best, clocking in at 4:11.47 in the men’s mile. Katie Fortner and Madison Huffman also ran personal best times in the mile as Fortner ran the event in 4:59.28 and Huffman finished at the 4:59.46 mark.

The Tigers continue action tomorrow at the Tyson Invitational and Grace Barnett along with Kaley Ciluffo will compete in Washington at the Husky Classic. 

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