Clemson Fares Well During Friday Action at Penn Relays

Clemson Fares Well During Friday Action at Penn Relays

April 24, 2009

Philadelphia, PA – Clemson qualified its men’s 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams for championship finals on Friday afternoon at the prestigious Penn Relays. The Tigers will be looking for their first win at the Penn Relays in the 4×1 since 1999, when the team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Anthony Moorman, and Shawn Crawford captured the championship.

The 4×1 final will be Saturday at 1:25 PM. Clemson will face some national championship contenders in the likes of Florida State, LSU, and Texas A&M. The Tigers of LSU are the four-time defending champions in the event at the Penn Relays.

If Clemson is to win the 4×1 on Saturday, it may be without freshman sprinter C.J. Spiller comprised the final three legs of the relay.

Miller Moss did a fine job filling in the hole in the lineup with the 4x200m relay. He was inserted as the final leg in the event, and he helped the Tigers to a win in heat #2 with a time of 1:23.70. Saturday’s final in the 4×2 is scheduled for 2:35 PM. Guy, Ford, and Spiller made up the first three legs in the event for Clemson.

The Tigers were scheduled for the sprint medley relay late Saturday afternoon, but Murdock’s questionable status led to the Tigers pulling out of the event.

Stephen White was Clemson’s lone competitor in the field Friday. The red-shirt freshman from Beaufort, SC posted a mark of 149’10” in the discus throw. He finished 28th in the field of 36 throwers. Alex Padgett (hammer) and Scott Pauga (javelin) are scheduled to compete in the throws on Saturday for the Tigers.