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Waller, Terstappen Earn All-Conference Accolades on Day One at ACC Outdoor Championships

Waller, Terstappen Earn All-Conference Accolades on Day One at ACC Outdoor Championships

CLEMSON, SC – Lauren Terstappen and Brittney Waller provided all-conference performances Thursday as the Clemson women began its quest for four straight ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships from Paul Derr Track in Raleigh, NC. The women are fourth with 19 total points. The Tiger men did not score on day one, but did qualify seven different athletes for Saturday running finals.Terstappen was perfect on her first two bars, clearing easily at 13’1.5″. She missed two tries at the next height, before passing to an even higher bar. She did not clear a personal best, but did earn six valuable points for the Tigers. Christy Gasparino was right behind in fourth place with a jump of 12’9.5″.Waller is the first Clemson female to earn all-conference status in the discus throw since Jamine Moton in 2002. Waller had a consistent series, but moved up to third place with a personal best throw of 169’1″ on the fifth attempt. She will compete Friday in the hammer throw.Whitney Fountain is in third place after four events of the heptathlon. The junior from Bronx, NY compiled a total of 3,011 points on day one. She dusted off an average time in the 100 hurdles and came back strong in the high jump (5’4.5″) and shot put (34’4″). She finished strong in the 200 dash, collecting a time of 24.95 to advance three positions on the leaderboard. Fountain will begin day two of the heptathlon Friday at 12:00 PM.The 200 dash prelims were held a day earlier than usual, and the move proved to be beneficial for Clemson. Four members of the men’s team and three from the women qualified for Saturday’s finals. Reggie Lewis won the opening heat and had Clemson’s top prelim time among the men at 20.98, while Brianna Rollins captured the last heat in the women’s prelims with the best overall time at 23.02. Rollins moved to No. 5 in the Tiger record books with the time.Marcus Maxey and Michael Smith both qualified for the finals of the 400 hurdles, set for Saturday. Maxey ran a personal best 51.80, second among the field. In the women’s 400 hurdles, defending conference champion Keni Harrison moved on with the top time of 58.11.A pair of Tigers moved on to Saturday finals in the 1500 meters. Brianna Blanton was second in her heat and posted a time of 4:31.94. Ty McCormack came from behind in the final 100 meters to pull out the win in his heat, finishing with a time of 3:48.47.Natalie Anthony scored a couple of points in the women’s 10,000 meters late Thursday. The junior from Randolph, NJ produced a time of 35:00.46 to take seventh place.The action resumes Friday, with the first event for the Tigers the men’s javelin at 10:30 AM. Due to the threat of inclement weather, all afternoon start times have been moved up two hours. The women’s long jump is set for 1:00 PM, with track preliminaries starting at 3:15. A full revised schedule is attached.

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