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Clemson Produces High Marks at Bob Pollock Invitational

Clemson Produces High Marks at Bob Pollock Invitational

May 5, 2012

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CLEMSON, SC – Jasmine Edgerson won the women’s 200-meter dash and Ty McCormack claimed the 1500 meters on Saturday to cap a full day of action for the Clemson men and women’s track & field teams at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Edgerson, a junior from Marietta, GA, ran a time of 23.26 in the 200 and also added a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles.

Warren Fraser edged Justin Murdock in the men’s 100-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 10.30. Murdock came in at 10.31. Fraser followed with a fifth-place effort in the 200, clocking a time of 21.09. Murdock was right behind at 20.13.

Edgerson ran a wind-aided time in the women’s 100 hurdles, clocking a 13.14 with a +3.0 wind. She finished third overall. Monique Gracia (13.30) was fourth while Whitney Fountain came across ninth (14.02). In the women’s 400, freshman Nia Fluker had the Tigers’ top time at 54.34 in a fourth-place showing.

Charlton Rolle was third place in a fast men’s 110 hurdles section. The red-shirt senior put forth a time of 13.93, finishing ahead of teammates Marcus Maxey (14.02) in fourth and Elijah Britton (14.22) in sixth. It was a season-best for Britton in the high hurdles.

Keni Harrison was runner-up in the women’s 400 hurdles. She had a time of 58.37 in her follow-up effort after winning the ACC crown in the event two weeks ago in Charlottesville, VA. In the men’s 400 hurdles, Jaron Roberson posted a time of 53.06 and finished fourth in his first run of the event as a Tiger.

McCormack jumped out to a big lead to cruise to victory in the 1500 meters. He had a time of 3:50.65 on Saturday. Natalie Anthony was third in the women’s 1500. The red-shirt freshman from New Jersey had a time of 4:26.64. Chris Slate ran against a strong field in the 800 meters and took third with a time of 1:48.42 and Aaron Ramirez was fourth with a personal best 1:49.04. Ramirez’s time pushed him to the No. 6 spot in Clemson’s record books for the 800.

Torian Ware took the runner-up position in the men’s high jump. A freshman from Crawfordville, GA, the 6-foot-4 Ware jumped the bar at 6’8.25″ on his second try before coming up short in three attempts at 6’10.25″.

Christy Gasparino took second place honors in the pole vault. The sophomore All-ACC performer cleared the bar at 12’10”, finishing ahead of teammates Caroline Bond (12’6″) and Meghan Flanagan (12’0″).

April Sinkler was runner-up in the women’s triple jump to Michelle Jenjie of Florida State. Sinkler once again hit a mark consistent with her performances from this season with a leap of 43’5″ on her fifth attempt. Jasmine Brunson was third with a leap of 41’6.5″. Brunson was also runner-up in the long jump (19’6.75″), with Sinkler third and Fountain fourth with a personal best 19’3.25″.

Shai Carpenter was third place in the men’s triple jump. The freshman out of Mauldin High School had a leap of 50’4.5″ on his fifth attempt of the day.

T.J. Christy in fourth. Christy also threw a lighter weighted discus and put together a mark of 168’3″. He has qualified for the USA Junior Championships in both events.

The teams return to action at home next Friday and Saturday, May 11-12 to close out the regular season with the Clemson Tiger Qualifier.