May 10, 2008
Clemson, SC – Clemson’s women’s team posted a pair of regional-qualifying performances Saturday at the Orange & Purple Classic. The Lady Tigers also captured five event titles in the final home meet of the season for Clemson’s track & field program.
April Sinkler qualified for her first East Region Championships in the long jump after winning the event Saturday. She hit a jump of 19’9.5″ on her first attempt of the finals. Patricia Mamona, already a regional qualifier in the event, was runner-up with a jump of 19’0.75″. Krystal Barringer (18’4.5″) was third for the Lady Tigers.
Polly Hardy had an outstanding performance in the 100m hurdles, turning in a career-best with a time of 13.45 seconds. Her time ranks third in school history, just one hundredth of a second behind second-place Kyana Elder in Clemson’s record books. Hardy was runner-up to Shantia Moss of Georgia Tech.
The 4x100m relay team of Ra’Sheena Parker, Nakeisha Wineglass, and Barringer combined for a time of 46.70 and placed fourth. In the 200m dash, Scott was fifth-best with a time of 24.68. Sunday Ford competed in the 5000m, finishing third with a time of 19:57.32.
Sinkler was third place in the triple jump, opting to focus on the two horizontal jumps rather than the high jump. She hit a wind-aided mark of 39’4″ on her third attempt. Wineglass was fourth at 38’11.75″.
Anastasia Wilson cleared 5’7″ and won the high jump Saturday. She was well over the bar at 5’8.75″ on two attempts, only to hit with her heel as she tried to clear. Bethanie Wachna won the javelin Saturday with a mark of 135’4″, which came on her first attempt of the morning. Liane Weber also competed, finishing third after a top mark of 121’9″. Linda Buchholz did not participate in the event.
Catheryne Porter won the discus throw championship. She had a personal best in the event with a mark of 148’5″, just shy of the Clemson top-five performance list for the discus. Allison Lake (103’10”) was fourth. Lake won the shot put with a throw of 36’3.5″.
Rochelle Kokayko had her best effort of the season in the hammer throw. She placed third in the event Saturday with a season-best mark of 175’3″. Caroline Kennedy, the favorite in the pole vault coming into Saturday, did not clear her opening height of 12’1.5″. Emily Barlage was fourth with a clearance of 11’1.75″.
The Lady Tigers return to action next weekend at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, GA.
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