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Jan 09, 2021

Conwell, Hemmings Shine as Tigers Open 2021 Season

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CLEMSON, S.C. — In his first meet as a Clemson Tiger, Terryon Conwell set the school record in the men’s 300 meters, running 32.97 to win the event. Conwell, a senior from Decatur, Ga., became the 10th fastest performer in collegiate indoor history and the first Clemson athlete to break the 33-second mark in the event with his performance on Saturday. This achievement marks the second consecutive year that a new men’s 300-meter school record has been set during the team’s opening meet of the season.

As a program, Clemson track and field set one school record, had 22 student-athletes make their track debut for the program, and garnered 10 individual event victories while competing at the Orange & Purple Elite on Saturday.

Director of Track & Field Mark Elliott

“Overall, today went pretty well. We saw some good signs with some athletes,” said Director of Track and Field Mark Elliott. “We’re going to take a look at it (the performances) and get ready for next week. Next week is going to be a better meet with more teams.”

Another bright spot for the program came in the meet’s opening track event, where senior Trishauna Hemmings sprinted to a new personal best of 8.29 in the prelims of the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Entering Saturday’s meet, Hemmings’ best was 8.39, which she set at the 2020 ACC Indoor Championships.

Saturday's Highlights

“Our kids can build on this and these good performances will motivate their teammates,” said Elliott. “I’m excited about it!”

While competing unattached, Kameron Jones set a new facility record in the men’s 600 meters, running 1:16.16 to break the previous record of 1:16.55 set by Penn State’s Isaiah Harris during the 2018 season. Jones will compete unattached throughout the 2021 indoor season after transferring to Clemson following four indoor seasons and three outdoor seasons of competition while representing Maryland.

Up Next

The Tigers will return to action on Jan. 15-16 when the program hosts the Clemson Invite, the team’s first two-day meet of the season. Competition on the track and in the field is tentatively slated to begin on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

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