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Jun 29, 2020

2020 Track & Field Recruiting Class: Distance

Throughout this series, we will be providing an in-depth look at what each of the incoming members of the Clemson Track & Field and Cross Country program will bring to the team!

Throws || Sprints & Hurdles || Jumps || Transfers

Meredith Finley • Distance

Randolph HS – Randolph, N.J.

Was a part of the DMR squad that finished second at the 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoors… placed fourth in the 1600 meters at the 2019 indoor NJSIAA State Meet of Champions… finished 14th in the 800 meters at the NJSIAA State Meet of Champions during the 2019 outdoor season… during the 2020 indoor season, Finley earned the Morris County Championship in the women’s 1000 meters and 1600 meters… was a part of the teams that won the 4x200m, SMR and DMR at the 2020 Morris County Relay Championships indoors… has been a part of 15 winning relay teams throughout prep career… will come to Clemson with a personal best in the 800 meters of 2:16.63, a personal best in the 1600 meters of 5:02.99 and a best of 11:21.45 in the 3200 meters.


Kelsey Gripekoven • Distance

Summit HS – Portland, Or.

Was a part of the national championship-winning team at Nike Cross Nationals in 2018, finishing 67th overall to help her team’s effort… was a member of the squad that finished as national runners-up at Nike Cross Nationals in 2019… won the 3000 meters at the prestigious Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays in 2018… started her prep career at Jesuit HS before moving to Summit HS for her final two years… will come to Clemson with personal bests of 4:50.53 in the 1500 meters, 9:57.92 in the 3000 meters, 17:31.12 at the 5km distance during cross country racing and 17:35.56 in the 5km on the track.


Grace Hanratty • Distance

Old Saybrook HS – Old Saybrook, CT.

Captured the title in the 1000 meters at the New England Indoor Track & Field Championships during the 2019 indoor season… won the CIAC Combined State Open Championship in the 800 meters during the 2019 outdoor season, along with capturing the title in the 1000 meters during the 2019 indoor season… has won three individual, and three relay, championships at the CIAC Combined Class S Championships… has been a part of five individual, and nine relay, titles at Shoreline Conference Championships throughout her prep career… earned six individual event victories and was a part of five relay victories during the 2020 indoor season… will enter her Clemson career with personal bests of 2:12.33 in the 800 meters, 5:08.98 in the 1600 meters and 11:58.26 in the 3200 meters.


Sophia Muccini • Distance

Benjamin N. Cardozo HS – New York, N.Y.

Earned All-American honors in the DMR at the New Balance Nationals Indoors during the 2018 season, with her team finishing seventh overall… helped her team to a second-place finish in the Championship of America DMR at the 124th Penn Relays… finished second in the freshman Mile at the 2017 New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet… won the Mile at the prestigious Eastern States Invitational during the 2017 Outdoor Season… captured the championship in the 1500 meters at the PSAL Frosh/Soph City Champs during freshman campaign… captured three individual victories during the 2020 indoor season… will enter Clemson with personal bests of 2:13.88 in the 800 meters, 4:42.88 in the 1500 meters, 10:25.02 in the 3000 meters, 7:56.74 in the 2000-meter steeplechase and 18:43.17 for the 5km distance on the cross country course.