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Dec 02, 2021

Clemson Opener Begins Friday at 10 a.m.

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson track and field program is set to return to action at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex on Friday, Dec. 3 as the Tigers welcome 16 teams for the Clemson Opener. Action will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, as the men’s pole vault, high jump and weight throw begin along with the women’s long jump. Track events will begin at 11:40 a.m. with the women’s 600m event.

Admission is free and open to the public. Parking is available near the indoor track in Lot 4 behind McWhorter Stadium.


The meet will provide coaches and athletes an opportunity to gauge where they are coming out of the offseason and before a month-long layoff over the holiday break. “This gives us a good idea of where we are compared to where they were before,” said Program Director Elliott of the meet’s purpose.

Clemson returns five Indoor All-ACC contributors: Terryon Conwell, Andrea Foster, Trishauna Hemmings, Fabian Hewitt and Giano Roberts. Those five will certainly be called upon to help set the tone and lead the younger, more inexperienced Tigers through their first meet and first season as a whole.

“You have a lot of leaders in the group,” remarked Elliott. “Lafranz Campbell, Trishauna Hemmings, Andrea Foster, those kind of people can help the younger ones with all this talent.”

Those younger athletes include the likes of Cameron Rose, who Elliott points out is someone that will be looked at on a national scale. Elliott also named Aman Thornton, Guinove Joanus and many others. On the women’s side, Ockera Myrie projects to make an immediate impact in sprints events.

Elliott is expecting improvement in jumps from both the men’s and women’s teams, and he is excited to see how that pans out in the first meet. “It’s a good collection of talent and I am excited to see what we can do performance wise all year, but beginning this weekend. 

The 300m dash on the men’s side, which is not an NCAA event, is an event that Elliott will be eagerly anticipating as a means to see where his sprinters are beginning the season. The 4x400m relay also piques his interest as he starts to gain an understanding of his squad’s splits.

Fans can follow along with all of the action by viewing live results HERE, A live blog on will also be updated throughout the day to reflect the key happenings at the Clemson Opener. Interested parties should also follow @ClemsonTrackXC on Twitter for exclusive access throughout the day’s events. Meet information, schedule and heat sheets are attached below.