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Clemson Newcomer Claims Long Jump Crown at Kentucky Invitational

Clemson Newcomer Claims Long Jump Crown at Kentucky Invitational

Jan. 13, 2007

Lexington, KY – The Clemson women’s track & field team got a boost from a pair of mid-year additions on the final day at the Kentucky Invitational. On Friday, newcomer Patricia Mamona started her Lady Tiger career with a bang by winning the triple jump in an NCAA qualifying effort. On Saturday, Germany native Liane Weber won the long jump title at the Nutter Field House to highlight Clemson’s efforts.

Weber posted a mark of 19’2.5″, while fellow Germany native and other newcomer Linda Buchholz was fourth in that event after a leap of 18’9″. Both joined the team this semester as mid-year additions to the roster.

In the 60m dash, Ra’Sheena Parker and Kristine Scott both qualified for the finals after times of 7.70 and 7.73, respectively. In the finals, Parker placed ninth overall with a time of 7.65, while Scott ran a 7.75 and was 13th overall. In the 60m hurdles, Weber ran a 9.08 in the prelims and qualified for the final, where she ran a 9.03.

In the 200m, Scott posted the Lady Tigers’ best time (25.22), which was 16th fastest of the afternoon. Ope Sobanjo placed 16th (58.52).

In the 800m, Thea Dix was ninth with a time of 2:17.18, while Patrice McMillan came home 16th out of 44 competitors with a time of 5:10.02. In the 3000m run, Laura Laughlin was 19th out of 51 competitors. The Aiken, SC native had a time of 10:08.83.

In the 4x400m relay, the Lady Tigers posted the sixth-fastest time overall with their `A’ team. The group, which consisted of Golladay, Hardy, Hill, and Dix, crossed the finish line in 3:52.17.

In other field event action from Saturday, Anni Korhonen both cleared 5’4.25″ in the high jump. Anastasia Wilson, a freshman, cleared 5’2.25″ to complete Clemson’s action in that event.

The Lady Tigers return to action at home next weekend, as the squad will take part in the Clemson Invitational at the school’s indoor track & field facility on January 19-20.