CLEMSON, SC – Thirteen members of the Clemson track & field program will travel to Eugene, OR to compete in this week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships. The meet, the last of the collegiate outdoor season, will be held June 5-8 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
Clemson qualified six men and five women in individual events, as well as both 4×100 relays, for a total of 15 combined entries. Two additional qualifiers – Stormy Kendrick and Brunson Miller – are competing solely with the relays.
The No. 13 ranked women’s team is led by the national leader in the 100 hurdles, Brianna Rollins. The Bowerman candidate owns the top overall time (12.54) and top legal time (12.68) in the event this season, and will compete Thursday in the preliminary round of that event alongside the nation’s second-ranked athlete in the event, Keni Harrison. The sophomore sensation is also slated for the 400 hurdles, running the prelims of that event Wednesday. Both will be part of the relay qualifying round on Wednesday, along with Kendrick and Dezerea Bryant.
Bryant qualified in both short sprints on the women’s side, the 100 and 200. She ran a personal best 22.88 in the 200 last week at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Greensboro, NC and is one of the nation’s top seeds in the event.
Making her second trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the women’s pole vault will be Lauren Terstappen. She competes Friday at 6:15 PM ET. Mimi Land will join her in the field, as she takes to the long jump competition on Wednesday.
On the men’s side, Spencer Adams and Marcus Maxey are both among the top seeds in the 110 hurdles. Adams was the bronze medalist at last year’s NCAA Outdoor Championships in the event. Three men qualified in the 100 dash, matching the 2009 team for the most in a single season for the event. Warren Fraser, Tevin Hester and Reggie Lewis get started in the 100 prelims on Wednesday at 8:45. Prior to that, they will team with Miller for the 4×1 prelims.
In the field, Jameel Abdul-Mateen will make his NCAA debut for the Tigers. The sophomore was all-conference in the long jump and qualified as one of the top 12 finishers at the NCAA East Prelims in Greensboro.
The meet will be broadcast live by ESPNU on Friday (7:30-9:30 ET) and Saturday (5-7 ET), and streamed live by ESPN3 on Thursday beginning at 6:50 ET. Live results will be available at FlashResults.com.
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