COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – This weekend, the Tigers hit the road once again with a talented field of teams awaiting them in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M is hosting the Charlie Thomas Invitational on February 5 and 6 with Friday’s events kicking off at 2:30 p.m., and Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Texas A&M (No. 2 men and No. 20 women) will welcome Clemson along with Arkansas (No. 1 women), Baylor (No. 13 women), Abilene Christian, Houston, Missouri, Rice, South Plains, TCU, UTA, UTEP and UTSA to the Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium for its two-day meet.
The Tigers are coming off a weekend in which its jumpers set the bar as Shai Carpenter, Chris McBride, Mimi Land, Iana Amsterdam all turned in nationally recognized efforts. Carpenter broke Clemson’s all-time indoor triple jump record with a leap of 52-6, making him the only Tiger to ever jump 16 meters. The distance is the 10th best mark in the country.
Freshman, Chris McBride jumped his way into Clemson history with the 27th best long jump mark in the nation. His best jump of 24-9.75 earned him the fifth best mark in Clemson history. Land nearly tied Clemson’s indoor high jump record; instead she finished with the ninth best mark in the nation with a height of 6-0. In the women’s triple jump, Amsterdam walked away victorious with her leap of 42-8.75. Her mark currently stands as the 12th best distance in the country.
Together, Clemson has 16 student-athletes ranked in the nation’s top 25 of their respective events and the two teams have combined for 13 marks worthy of Clemson’s list of all-time best performances.
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