Jan. 12, 2008
Blacksburg, VA – Mitch Greeley won the pole vault and posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark to lead Clemson’s efforts at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Saturday. Greeley cleared 17’6.5″ in the vault, finishing just ahead of former Virginia Tech star Brian Mondschein.
Trenton Guy won the 200m dash with a time of 21.58, best of the season by a Tiger. He won the first heat with ease, while junior Travis Padgett won the third section and was eighth overall at 22 seconds flat. Cowin Mills was runner-up in the 400m dash after posting a season-best time of 48.30 seconds. Travis Swaggard (48.79) was sixth, while Andrew Porter (48.88) finished eight-fastest Saturday among 32 competitors.
The 4x200m relay team of Gwantaveus Anderson, Travis Padgett, Trenton Guy, and Corey Brown had a time of 1:27.05. Clemson’s time was best among five relay squads on Saturday. In the 4x400m relay, the Tigers were third overall with a time of 3:14.92. That squad was made up of Brown, Mills, Porter, and Swaggard.
George Fields made his debut for the 2007-08 season in the long jump. The junior and defending ACC champion in the event had a mark of 23’4″. Fields was sixth in the finals, while multi-event freshman Miller Moss was 11th overall after a jump of 22’2.5″.
Scott Pauga finished ninth in the high jump after posting a season-best clearance of 6’6.75″. In the shot put, Alex Padgett was seventh overall with a toss of 52’5.25″, which was a season-best for the red-shirt freshman. Stephen White, a native of Beaufort, SC, had a mark of 49’2.5″ which was good enough for 12th place Saturday. Chris Spear was 13th in the pole vault with a clearance of 15’11”.
The men’s team will return to action next weekend to host the Clemson Invitational on January 18-19 at the school’s indoor facility.
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