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Clemson Track & Field Resumes Indoor Season at Virginia Tech Invitational

Clemson Track & Field Resumes Indoor Season at Virginia Tech Invitational

Jan. 12, 2012

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson track & field program resumes the 2011-12 indoor season on Friday and Saturday at Rector Field House in Blacksburg, VA for the Virginia Tech Invitational. The action gets started Friday at 5:00 PM with the men’s triple jump and preliminary round for the women’s 60 dash. A full slate is set for both days.

Clemson has entered Dezerea Bryant and Stormy Kendrick in the women’s 60 prelims. Kendrick is the defending ACC champion in the event, as she won the crown in this very venue last February. The preliminary round of the men’s 60 dash follows at 5:10, and will include Tiger senior Justin Murdock. The finals for the 60 are scheduled for 6:25 (women) and 6:30 (men).

The prelims and finals for the 60 hurdles are also slated for Friday. The women’s prelims are scheduled for 5:25, with the final at 6:40. Clemson has entered defending NCAA champion Brianna Rollins, defending ACC champion Jasmine Edgerson and 2011 all-conference performer Bridgette Owens. The men’s hurdles will feature multi-time All-ACC selection Spencer Adams. The men’s prelims are at 5:40, with the final an hour later.

Also on Friday, Clemson distance runners Alyssa Kulik and Kim Ruck will be in action. Ruck is scheduled to compete in the mile at 5:55 PM, while Kulik is entered in the open 1000-meter run at 6:50. Both could be part of Clemson’s distance medley relay at 1:30 PM on Saturday.

In the field Friday, the men’s triple jump will be held. Freshmen jumpers C.J. Davidson are entered for the Tigers. Brittney Waller will compete in the women’s weight throw at 6 PM.

Saturday will feature a handful of Tigers in both running events and field events, but also relays for both the men’s and women’s teams. The action gets underway at 11 AM with the men’s high jump, featuring freshman Torian Ware, and the women’s pole vault with Christy Gasparino and Lauren Terstappen.

T.J. Christy, a freshman from Ohio, is entered in the men’s shot put at noon. At the same time, Clemson will enter all three of its freshman in the long jump – Jameel Abdul-Mateen, Carpenter and Davidson. On the track, Nathan Hendershot and Chris Slate highlight Clemson’s entries in the men’s 800 at 2:15 PM. The meet concludes with the traditional running of the 4×400 relays, beginning with the women at 3:30.

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