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Jacobs and Amsterdam Shine in Final Day

Jacobs and Amsterdam Shine in Final Day

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson finished the second day of the Bob Pollock Invitational with six individual wins and a first-place finish in the women’s 4×400 relay. Myasia Jacobs (60 dash) and Iana Amsterdam (triple jump) topped their previous bests in winning Saturday’s events.

Jacobs knocked off her previous personal record to remain sixth in Clemson history in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.35. Her time currently ties for 12th in the nation. Sabria Hadley also posted a personal best after finishing third (7.52) in the event. Torie Robinson took fourth (7.55).

Amsterdam led a 1-2-3 finish in the women’s triple jump, with a mark of 42-5.25. Her jump puts her seventh on Clemson’s all-time indoor list. Mimi Land took second place in 42-0, with Anasterasia Terrell third at 41-11.5.

In all, the Tigers took five first-place finishes in the field. In the throws, James Plummer won the men’s shot put (50-10), while Shai Carpenter took the men’s triple jump title (49-11.75). Torian Ware went over the high jump bar at 6-10.75 to claim the top prize Saturday.

Samantha Elliott took second in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 8.35, good enough for top 20 in the nation. Elijah Britton also posted a solid time on the men’s side, finishing third (7.96).

Malayshia George took first in the 400-meter, followed by Nia Fluker and Tanisha Coppin who took second and third respectively. George and Fluker teamed with Olivia James and Natolya Goule to win the women’s 4×4 with a time of 3:41.91, which will convert to the Tigers’ top time this season.

Grace Barnett finished first in the 800, running a personal best time of 2:12.82, while Clemson saw 13 more individual top-five finishes on the track. Brianna Blanton took third in the women’s mile (5:06.24), while Jack Andristch finished second (4:17.19) and Cameron Thornton finished fourth (4:18.35) in the men’s.

The Tigers travel to New York, N.Y., next weekend to compete in the Armory Collegiate Invitational Jan. 30-31.