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Green, 800 Runners Highlight Hurricane Invite

Green, 800 Runners Highlight Hurricane Invite

CLEMSON, S.C. — Jeffrey Green celebrated a successful Homecoming with a win in the 400 and the Clemson men swept the top three spots in the 800 to highlight the Hurricane Collegiate Track & Field Invitational on Saturday.

Green returned to his hometown of Miami and did not disappoint, running 47.02 to finish better than six tenths of a second ahead of the field. John Lewis led the 1-2-3 finish in the 800, posting a time of 1:48.56. Behind him, Mpho Makofane (1:48.91) and Terrell Jackson (1:49.22) produced top-10 times in Clemson history.

The short sprints were again fruitful for Clemson. In the 100, Torie Robinson and Sabria Hadley tied for fourth place in 11.57. Trevious Frazier followed in the men’s 100, and was third overall in 10.63. Rebekah Smith was third in the women’s 200 (23.41), while Michael Cheeks was runner-up (21.23).

Olivia James finished second in the women’s 400, posting a time of 53.29, while teammate Malayshia George (54.40) took fourth.

Ersula Farrow turned in the top collegiate time in the women’s 800, crossing the line in 2:06.16. Natoya Goule, a former NCAA champion for the Tigers in 2015, paced the field in 2:00.75. Katie Fortner led four women in the top six in the 1500 meters. Fortner produced a time of 4:38.30.

In the relays, the Tiger women took third place in the 4×100. The A team composed a time of 44.60, trailing only Florida and Miami. The men followed with a runner-up effort in 40.18 to edge the host Hurricanes at the finish line. The women’s 4×4 was second (3:38.27).

In the field, Dylan Ahrens won the men’s javelin for a second straight week to open outdoor season. He put together a top toss of 197-6. Anasterasia Terrell took third in the women’s triple jump, scoring a best of 41-3. Breaisha Morton was fourth (40-2.75), despite a significant headwind.

The Tigers resume the outdoor schedule next weekend at the Texas Relays and Stanford Invitational.