April 15, 2006
Clemson, SC – Clemson’s women’s track & field team concluded competition at the Solid Orange Classic on Saturday with four event winners. Also on Saturday, Michelle Rogers posted a regional-qualifying mark in the triple jump.
Ope Sobanjo and Tia Perry both advanced to the 100m dash finals, where Sobanjo was sixth in 12.36 seconds, while Perry finished seventh (12.44). Randi Hinton was runner-up in the 200m dash with a time of 24.19 seconds, her season-best effort in that event.
Patrice McMillan was runner-up in the 800m with a time of 2:16.60. Caroline Rash (2:28.60), Thea Dix (2:34.59), and Casey Phillips (2:39.58) also competed in that event for the Lady Tiger team. Phillips finished fourth in the 1500m with a time of 4:58.5.
Renata Miyamoto, and Sierra Hill all advanced to the finals of the 100m hurdles. Miyamoto claimed third place with a time of 13.79, with Hardy in fourth at 14.00 and Hill in sixth at 14.43. In the 400m hurdles, Perry was third with a time of 1:03.60 and Sobanjo was fifth in 1:05.65. Hardy ran a 1:05.93 and was sixth.
The Lady Tigers’ 4x100m relay team of Miyamoto, Hinton, Hill, and Hardy was second after posting a time of 47.07 seconds. Clemson did not compete in the 4x400m relay.
Tonya Nwankwo won the long jump title for her first-ever win at Clemson. She had a leap of 18’11.75″, the best by any Lady Tiger this season. Krystal Barringer was fourth with a mark of 17’10.75″, her season-best in the event. Rogers was runner-up in the triple jump after posting a mark of 40’7.75″, her season-best in that event. Barringer was sixth with a jump of 37’5.25″, while Nwankwo finished seventh at 37’0.25″.
Anni Korhonen claimed the high jump with a clearance of 5’4.25″, while Felicia Hawthorne was runner-up at 5’2.25″. Beth Jordan won the pole vault title and tied her personal outdoor best with a clearance of 11’11.75″. It also was her season-best in that event. Finishing runner-up to her was teammate Krissy Thompson, who cleared 10′ even.
Allison Bradshaw won the shot put with a toss of 42’8.25″. Della Clark was runner-up at 41’8.5″. In the discus throw, Krystal Woods was second with a mark of 140’3″. Catheryne Porter was third with a mark of 131’2″. Woods took home the javelin throw title after a toss of 130’7″. Rachel McLaurin also competed in that event for the Lady Tigers and was ninth with a mark of 81’5″.
The Lady Tigers will travel to Winston-Salem, NC on April 20-22 to take part in the ACC Outdoor Championships.
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