April 30, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson track & field will travel to Atlanta on Saturday to compete against Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State in a scored duel meet. The top four individuals (5-3-2-1) and top two relays (5-3) will be scored in each of the events contested. The meet, held at Georgia Tech’s George C. Griffin Track, begins at 11:45 AM with the men’s hammer throw.
The Clemson women’s team enters the meet as the top ranked squad in attendance. Clemson moved to the No. 6 position in the latest coaches association rankings earlier in the week. The Tigers are coming off a recent stretch in which they claimed the ACC outdoor team championship on the women’s side.
While most of Clemson’s top female athletes will not be in action on Saturday, one that will be is sophomore distance standout Kim Ruck. The indoor All-American, fresh off a pair of All-ACC performances in the distance events two weekends ago, will compete in both the 800m and 1500m events. It will be the first 800m competition of her career. The 1500m will be held at 2:05, with the 800 following at 2:55.
April Sinkler, reigning ACC Field MVP, will also compete this weekend. She is slated for the long jump (1:15) and high jump (2:15). She will be joined in both events by multi-event freshman Karine Farias. Linda Buchholz will also compete in the high jump. Buchholz and school record-holder Bethanie Wachna are scheduled for the women’s javelin at 2:15 as well.
Other field event standouts from the women’s team expected to compete Saturday include All-ACC performers Caroline Kennedy and Amy Morrison in the pole vault (1:15), Jasmine Brunson in the long jump, and Brittney Waller in the hammer and discus throws.
On the track, short sprinters Stormy Kendrick and Kristine Scott will try their hand at the quarter mile at 2:30 PM. Kendrick most recently was ACC runner-up in both the 100m and 200m dash events, while both were part of the championship 4x100m relay team.
The men’s team will take several of its best performers to Atlanta, including Clemson’s decathlon record-holder Miller Moss. The Sumter, SC native is expected to compete in four different field events, including the long jump at 1:15 and javelin at 2:15.
Xavier Tromp, will compete in the men’s pole vault.
On the track, the men’s team welcomes the return of Claudio Delli Carpini in the 110m event.
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