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Barnett, Cheeks Pace Tigers at UT Challenge

Barnett, Cheeks Pace Tigers at UT Challenge

Clemson, S.C — Grace Barnett took first in the women’s 800 at the Tennessee Challenge on Saturday. Her performance, along with Michael Cheeks’ first place 400 finish, both rank in Clemson’s all-time top 10. Anasterasia Terrell added a third top-10 school performance in her triple jump victory.

Barnett posted a personal best 2:08.07 to win the 800. Her time ranks fifth in Clemson record books. Aaron Ramirez also took first on the men’s side, posting a season-best time of 1:50.20.

Cheeks took the men’s 400 title with a time of 46.53, a new personal-best that ranks ninth in Clemson history. Cordell Lamb followed close behind with a third place finish of 47.05, also a personal-best. Olivia James finished first on the women’s side with a time of 53.71.

Both Cheeks and Lamb also competed in the men’s 200, coming in third (21.06) and fourth (21.29) respectively. Lamb’s time is a personal-best. Dejah Parrish finished third on the women’s side with a time of 24.01.

Sabria Hadley took first in the women’s 100 dash with a time of 11.60. Samantha Elliott came in second in the 400 hurdles posting a time of 58.60. The women’s 4×400 team, composed of Parrish, Elliott, James and Tanisha Coppin came in first with a time 3:36.89.

In field events, a pair of women won the horizontal jumps. Whitney Fountain claimed the top spot in the long jump with a mark of 19-10.75 on her final attempt. It was a season-best for Fountain. Anasterasia Terrell was first in the triple jump after hitting a mark of 42-2.25. Her mark ranks ninth in the Clemson record books. Meanwhile, Torian Ware took second in the high jump with a mark of 7-0.5. On the women’

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