Clemson, S.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced earlier today that Clemson hurdler Trishauna Hemmings has been named the ACC Women’s Track Co-Performer of the Week. Hemmings receives this week’s honor after running 8.18 in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles at the Clemson Invitational, becoming the sixth-fastest performer in program history for the event.
“To have a national time and be ranked on Clemson’s top-10 all-time list is a feat within itself,” said Director of Track and Field Mark Elliott. “This is the consistency we’re hoping can influence the whole team.”
After entering the season with a personal best of 8.39 in the 60-meter hurdles, Hemmings has registered a personal best during the opening two meets of the 2021 campaign. At the Orange & Purple Elite, Hemmings set a then personal best of 8.29 during the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles and later ran 8.31 in the final. This past weekend, Hemmings ran 8.21 during the prelims of the event before a false start was called which negated the personal best. Just moments later, the competitors re-ran the preliminary heat and it was in that attempt that Hemmings would run 8.18. The last Clemson female to break 8.20 in the event was back in 2015 when Samantha Elliott ran 8.17.
⚡️Women's 60-Meter Hurdles⚡️Trishauna Hemmings slots into the No. 6⃣ position on Clemson's all-time list in the event after running 8.18 during the prelims!📊 – https://t.co/t6rQ0UIW67#ClemsonTrackXC 🧡💜 pic.twitter.com/LkJVrpdspO— Clemson Track & Field 🐾 (@ClemsonTrackXC) January 15, 2021
⚡️Women's 60-Meter Hurdles⚡️
Trishauna Hemmings slots into the No. 6⃣ position on Clemson's all-time list in the event after running 8.18 during the prelims!
📊 – https://t.co/t6rQ0UIW67#ClemsonTrackXC 🧡💜 pic.twitter.com/LkJVrpdspO
— Clemson Track & Field 🐾 (@ClemsonTrackXC) January 15, 2021
Hemmings was last week’s sole recipient of the conference honor and shares this week’s honor with Syracuse’s Amanda Vestri.
Hemmings and the Clemson track and field program now have their sights set on this weekend’s Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. Live results will be available here, and meet information will be posted to clemsontigers.com once made available.