BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Clemson women’s track and field team earned three entries into the NCAA Track and Field Championship Meet with their performances on the final day of regionals. The 4×100 meter relay team, Trishauna Hemmings, and the 4×400 meter relay team will all be making the trip to Eugene, Ore. to compete for national titles from June 8 through June 11.
“This weekend and today was another very good day for the Clemson women’s track and field program,” stated Program Director Mark Elliott. “To have both relays qualify, and Trishauna, who’s been consistent and getting better all year… it’s great to have that nucleus represent us in the finals.”
The women’s 4×100 meter relay team of Serena Clark, Kiara Grant, Ockera Myrie and Trishauna Hemmings earned a spot on the flight to Eugene with their time of 43.54 seconds. Both Hemmings and Clark will compete in two events at nationals.
Hemmings followed up the 4×100 meter relay performance by earning her spot in the 100 meter hurdles finals with a time of 13.13 seconds. This will be her second appearance at NCAA Nationals in as many seasons.
The night concluded with the 4×400 meter relay, in which the group of Kenya Thompson, KK Gadson, Clark and Courtney Williams set a season’s best mark of 3:35.52 to qualify on time for the NCAA Championship Meet. The qualification ensured that all four of Clemson’s relay teams would compete for a national title in Eugene.
In total, the Tigers will have 10 entrees in the Championship meet, and will send 17 athletes to Oregon.
Elliott continued, “Overall, like I said in our team meeting, it’s a great weekend for both programs. We have a lot of people going to the meet and we have people that can make a mark there. We hope to continue our momentum from this weekend and make a statement in Eugene.”
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