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Jan 10, 2019

Clemson to Host Orange & Purple Elite Friday

Orange & Purple Elite Schedule // Orange & Purple Open

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson University track & field team is set to host its second meet of the 2018-19 season, the Orange & Purple Elite, on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex. Friday’s meet features ACC foes Florida State and NC State, intrastate rival South Carolina and Youngstown State. Additionally, Clemson is slated to host Charleston Southern, Florida A&M, Florida International, Limestone and North Greenville at the Orange & Purple Open on Saturday, Jan. 12. However, only a handful of Tigers will compete Saturday with majority of the team competing at Friday’s meet.

The Orange & Purple Elite is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m., with the women’s pole vault, women’s long jump, men’s high jump and men’s weight throw. Teams will take to the track at 1 p.m., beginning with the women’s 60-meter hurdles. The 4x400m relay will conclude Friday’s action with the women running first at 6:30 p.m., followed by the men’s race at 6:50 p.m.

Live results for both meets can be accessed on the Tigers’ track & field schedule page.

Clemson returns to the track for the first time since Dec. 8, 2018, when they competed at their season-opening meet, the Clemson Opener. The Tigers enter Friday’s meet with 12 top-5 ACC marks, including John Lewis in the mile, Travis Hugg in the long jump and Grant Voeks in the shot put, all of whom currently rank first in the conference.

Due to the Clemson football team’s national championship celebration parade, teams and fans planning to attend the Orange & Purple Open on Saturday should anticipate heavy traffic and detours with the closing of Hwy 93 and College Avenue, in particular, and allow ample time to commute to the indoor track facility. It is recommended that those wishing to attend Saturday’s track & field meet avoid Hwy 93 and the downtown Clemson area and utilize Perimeter Rd to access the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex. More information, click here.

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