BLACKSBURG, Va. – On the second day of competition at ACC Championships, Daniel Cope won the ACC Championship in the weight throw with his toss of 22.28 meters. That mark not only brought him the conference crown, it is also a Jamaican national record in the event.
Alison D’Alessandro set a school-record of her own in the women’s pole vault, clearing 4.11 meters. That mark is .07 higher than her previous record which was third in Clemson history.
Dashinelle Dyer won the men’s 60 meter prelims with a time of 6.62, moving him up to seventh on Clemson’s all-time list. He will compete in the finals on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. He also advanced to the finals of the 60 meter hurdles with his time of 7.95.
Three Tigers in total will compete for the 60 meter hurdle championship, as Devon Brooks and Giano Roberts will join Dyer at 1:50 p.m., comprising three spots in the eight-man field.
Tarees Rhoden and Andrea Foster each won their heats in the 800 meter and will both represent the Tigers in their respective finals. Cameron Rose and Guinove Joanus each qualified in the men’s 200 meter dash and will account for two of the eight slots in Saturday’s championship race.
Trishauna Hemmings will participate in two finals tomorrow, as her season-best time of 8.17 in the 60 meter hurdles pushed her into the championship heat. She will be joined by Antoinette Van der Merwe at 1:30 p.m. Then, she will make her way to the finals for the women’s 200 meter dash as her 23.97 was enough to qualify.
Courtney Williams was the lone Tiger to qualify in the 400 meter, posting a 54.97 and earning the last spot in Saturday’s championship race, while Kenya Livingston finished fourth in the women’s high jump, clearing a 1.78 meter bar.
“Today is what championships are made of as we had some big performances, including an ACC champion” said Program Director Mark Elliott, overseeing his ninth indoor conference championship meet with the Tigers. “We now have to focus on Day 3, which is the biggest day as it relates to points.”
Action on Saturday will begin at noon with the men’s shot put and conclude at 4:50 p.m. with the men’s 4×400 meter relay.
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