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Barnett Moves to No. 6 All-Time in 800m Saturday

Barnett Moves to No. 6 All-Time in 800m Saturday

ATHENS, Ga. – Clemson senior Grace Barnett jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 all-time in Clemson history in women’s 800m after achieving her career best, 2:05.95, at the University of Georgia’s Torrin Lawrence Memorial Saturday. Barnett, who holds program records in the 1500m and the mile, and ranks eighth all-time in the 800m indoors, placed second overall Saturday and was the top collegiate finisher for the event.

Additionally, senior Nate Gordon ran his best open 800m time in a Clemson uniform. The Georgetown transfer placed second overall, crossing the finish line at the 1:50.93 mark. Junior Oliver Lloyd achieved his personal best (1:51.05), finishing just behind Gordon, while was sophomore Malik Epps ran his season best (1:51.12).

The Tigers head to Coral Gables, Florida, for the 2018 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship at the University of Miami, which is set to commence Thursday (May 10) and conclude Saturday (May 12).

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Torrin Lawrence Memorial Results

Women’s 800m

  1. Grace Barnett, 2:05.95; No. 4 all-time in CU history
  2. Imani McGowan, 2:11.62; season best
  3. Dana Maydew, 2:13.05

Women’s 1500m

  1. Katie Fortner, 4:31.09

Men’s 800m

  1. Nate Gordon, 1:50.93; personal best at Clemson
  2. Oliver Lloyd, 1:51.05; personal best
  3. Malik Epps, 1:51.12; season best