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Clemson Track & Field Travels to Birmingham for Auburn Invitational

Clemson Track & Field Travels to Birmingham for Auburn Invitational

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson track & field resumes its 2014 indoor schedule Saturday at the Auburn Invitational, held at the CrossPlex facility in Birmingham, AL. Clemson is one of 12 schools participating in the meet, which has drawn a number ofquality programs throughout the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference. Teams slated to compete against Clemson are Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss, Samford, Southern Miss, and Vanderbilt.

Clemson’s action gets underway at 11 a.m. with freshman Tamara Ovejera in the women’s weight throw. At 12 noon, the Tigers have multiple athletes competing in the men’s and women’s long jump, and men’s pole vault. Among those is Mimi Land, who hit a mark of 19’11.5″ and won the long jump last weekend to open the season at Clemson’s Orange & Purple Classic.

Also in the field Saturday, Lauren Terstappen and Christy Gasparino lead the way in the women’s pole vault at 4:15. Torian Ware, who jumped 7’0.25″ last weekend, is one of three competitors representing Clemson in the men’s high jump at 5:00.

The running action gets started at 12:30 with Whitney Fountain and Sabria Hadley in the women’s 60 meter prelims. The men, led by Tevin Hester, follow at 12:45. The 60 finals are scheduled for 2:50 and 3:00, respectively. The Tigers have 11 total entries in the men’s and women’s mile, including Natalie Anthony and Aaron Ramirez. The mile is set for 3:20 (w) and 3:45 (m).

Nia Fluker, a 400 runner her first few seasons, is running the 800 for the Tigers this weekend. She and three others are set for the women’s event at 5:35. Hester and fellow sprinter Reggie Lewis open up in the 200 Saturday at 7 p.m. The action concludes with the men’s and women’s 3K, distance medley and 4×400 relays. Clemson’s last event will be the women’s 4×4 at 9:10.