Feb. 3, 2007
Chapel Hill, NC – The Clemson men’s track & field team claimed four event titles on Saturday at the Carolina Invitational, which was held at the Eddie Smith Field House on the UNC campus. Jay Lumpkins won the 5000m, Adam Linkenauger topped the high jump, and Chris Spear was victorious in the pole vault.
Padgett captured the 60m final after posting another NCAA provisional qualifying mark at 6.74 seconds. He was joined in the finals by teammates C.J. Spiller, who crossed the line in seventh (6.90). It marked the first action of the season for the Lake Butler, FL, native, who was a freshman All-American in football.
Cowin Mills was 10th in the 200m dash with a time of 22.64, while Gwantaveus Anderson crossed the finish line with the 17th-best time at 22.92. He was followed closely at 22.93 by Andrew Porter. In the 400m, Porter was fifth overall at 49.51. Mills claimed eighth place at 49.88 seconds, while Travis Swaggard was ninth at 50.10.
Tyrone Gayle (2:01.18) also competed in that event for Clemson. In the mile, Josh Elam was 16th (4:27.76) in that event.
Sean Reilly earned a fifth-place showing in the 3000m with a time of 8:46.91. Lumpkins, a red-shirt sophomore from Orlando, FL, claimed the 5000m with a personal best time of 15:06.66.
Adam Linkenauger, seeing his first action of the season for the Tigers, won the high jump with a clearance of 7’0.25″. His mark just missed an NCAA provisional qualifying effort for the senior from Fincastle, VA. In the pole vault, Chris Spear won with a mark of 16’0.75″. It was a personal best for the Hoover, AL native.
Matt Feiling was 12th with a personal best of 49’7.25″.
The Tigers return to action next weekend at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, AR.
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