BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five Tigers competed at 2022 Indoor National Championships on Friday, as they each recorded one of the top 16 marks in the nation this season in their respective events. ACC Champion Daniel Cope challenged the weight throw, while Aman Thornton competed in the men’s 800 meter. Devon Brooks, Lafranz Campbell and Giano Roberts were three of the 16 entrants in the 60 meter hurdles.
Cope, who two weeks ago threw a Jamaican national record 22.28 meter weight throw, finished 15th nationally with a throw that flew 20.71 meters.
Thornton got off to a hot start and led the 800 meter after the first of four laps, but was forced to remove himself from the race due to injury.
Roberts was the lone Tiger in the first heat of the 60 meter hurdles, where his 7.77 was good for fifth in the heat. Campbell and Brooks crossed the line neck and neck at 7.72 and finished ninth and 10th, respectively. Roberts’s mark earned him 11th nationally, as all three came up just short of qualification for tomorrow’s finals.
“The quality of this meet showed today,” remarked Program Director Mark Elliott. “Unfortunately, the athletes gave the effort but it was not enough to earn one of the final eight spots for tomorrow’s competition.”
Up next, the Tigers look to the outdoor season beginning March 18-19 at Georgia Tech. For more information on that meet and Clemson track and field, visit ClemsonTigers.com and follow @ClemsonTrackXC on Twitter and Instagram.