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Feb 03, 2023

First Day of Doc Hale VT Meet Yields Strong Results for Clemson

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Multiple Tigers competed on Friday at Virginia Tech’s Doc Hale Meet, starting the weekend off strong with several impressive performances. This marks Clemson’ penultimate meet before the ACC Championship Meet hosted by Louisville.



  • Antoinette Van der Merwe set a personal best in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.31. She finished second in the event.
  • Guinove Joanus won the men’s 60 meter dash, boasting a 6.76 second time.
  • Mercy Ntia-Obong set a personal best in the 60 meter dash, completing the race in 7.51 seconds. That was the fastest time in the prelims. She finished fourth in the finals.
  •  Alocius Kipngetich, Theron Bradford, Daniel Sullivan and Braden Blakely all set personal bests in the 800 meter. Their times were 1:54.62, 1:55.71, 1:55.71 and 1:56.00, respectively.
  • Riley Karpinski set a personal best in the pole vault with a mark of 3.70 meters.
  • KK Gadson set a season best in the 400 meter, running 55.37 to finish third overall.
  • Marie Forbes finished second in the weight throw, launching 21.87 meters.

Action will resume on Saturday at 11 a.m. and will conclude at 4:45 p.m. The Tigers will then return home to host the prestigious Tiger Paw Invitational on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11