CLEMSON, S.C. – Jeremiah Green posted an ACC-best 15.77m to win the men’s triple jump and claim the top leap in the ACC at the Bob Pollock Invitational Saturday. The meet, which was hosted at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Facility, featured nine top-3 Clemson finishes between Friday and Saturday (Jan. 26-27).
Green, a transfer from Alabama and the SEC’s 2014 indoor triple jump champion, also inked himself in the NCAA’s top-10 list, now ranking seventh in the country. Today was the first time the Tampa, Florida, native competed in the triple jump indoors since the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. Freshman DJ Ledell (15.13m) placed fourth in the triple jump – his season best – while Ishmael Kamara placed fifth with a best jump of 15.00m.
On the women’s side, Grace Barnett (2:09.05) won the women’s 800m run, topping her previous career best, which she ran at the Ted Nelson Invitational two weeks ago, of 2:09.09. The senior holds the No. 3 time in the event, and shaves 0.04 seconds off her time with today’s performance. In the men’s race, Oliver Lloyd placed fifth in 1:52.76, which is good for 10th in the ACC.
Saturday’s final women’s event saw the Tigers’ 4x400m relay team consisting of Olivia James, Fellan Ferguson, Kamryn McIntosh and Kendra Clarke set the fastest time in the ACC. The foursome ran a 3:37.22 to earn second place as Tennessee’s A-Team edged Clemson by just 0.05 seconds. The Tigers now own three top relay times in the ACC in the men’s 4x400m (3:08.15), women’s 4x400m (3:37.22), and the women’s DMR (11:15.56), and also rank second in the men’s DMR (10:00.43).
Deron Gordon placed second in the men’s 600m run, achieving his personal best with a time of 1:20.56. For the women, Imani McGowan ran a 1:34.18, placing fourth in the event.
In the men’s 200m dash, Cordell Lamb ran his career best, crossing the finish line in 21.13 seconds to claim bronze for the Tigers. Lamb’s time now ranks second in the ACC and 16th in the NCAA. His previous best was 21.15 seconds, which he set at last year’s ACC indoor championships.
In the cage, senior Joe Cline threw a personal-best 16.90m in the men’s weight throw. His heave currently ranks fifth in the ACC. Senior Danielle Borriello nabbed her season best with a distance of 15.23m.
Up next, the Tigers head to Lexington, Kentucky, for the Wildcats’ McCravy Invite Feb. 2-3. Live results for the McCravy Invite can be accessed on clemsontigers.com.
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