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Jun 09, 2021

Live Updates: NCAA Championships – Day 1

Follow along with live updates after each event at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the Clemson track and field program begins competition!

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4x100m Relay

The men’s 4×100-meter relay was Clemson’s first action at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as Giano Roberts, Marcus Parker, Alex Sands, and Terryon Conwell took to the track to contest the event. Roberts fired out of the blocks and handed off to Parker with ease before Parker raced down the backstretch to give Clemson a commanding presence midway through the race. Sands got the baton from Parker and ran the final curve aggressively before Conwell took over the last 100m to stop the clock at 38.94 seconds for the Tigers. Clemson’s time was good enough for second in its heat and fourth overall, which has secured Clemson a spot in the event’s final on Friday at 5:02 p.m. (PT).

110-Meter Hurdles

Giano Roberts secured his spot in the final of the 110-meter hurdles by executing an excellent race plan during his semifinal heat, crossing the line in a wind-legal time of 13.59 seconds. Roberts’ time served as a wind-legal personal best and made him the seventh-fastest performer in Clemson history.

Lafranz Campbell (13.90) and Devon Brooks (13.96) joined Roberts in the event’s semifinal heats, with the two respectively finishing 17th and 18th overall.

800 Meters

In the 800m, Kameron Jones finished fourth in his heat and eleventh overall by running 1:48.14 during the event’s first semifinal heat. Following Wednesday’s result, Jones has earned second-team All-American honors by virtue of finishing within the top-16 for the event. Jones is just the sixth man in Clemson history to contest the 800m at an NCAA Outdoor Championships.

200 Meters

After an excellent effort as a part of the Tigers’ 4x100m relay, Parker returned to the track later on in the evening to contest the semifinal round of the 200m. Running in lane two, Parker charged hard coming out of the curve, and powered down the homestretch at Hayward Field before crossing the line with a wind-legal time of 20.79, allowing Parker to finish 17th overall. Parker’s result on Wednesday saw him equal his lifetime best finish in the event at an NCAA Outdoor Championship, as Parker also finished 17th in the event back in 2019.

4x400m Relay

The men’s 4x400m relay came together for a strong effort to close out Wednesday night, running 3:09.23 to finish sixth in their heat. The quartet of Keco Morrison, Jones, Parker, and Conwell represented the Tigers during the relay, with Conwell recording a split of 46.26 to close out the race. Clemson finished 17th overall this evening following the completion of all three heats of the event.