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After a strong start to the relay, an unsuccessful baton pass on the final exchange prevented the Tigers from finishing the race. Serena Clark, Rebekah Smith, Antoinette van der Merwe and Trishauna Hemmings contested the relay for Clemson.
Trishauna Hemmings did not finish during her heat of the event.
Laurie Barton comfortably secured her spot in Saturday’s 800m final after finishing second in the opening heat by crossing the line with a time of 2:02.25. Barton, the 2021 indoor national runner-up in the event, is the second-fastest qualifier for the event’s final following tonight’s semifinal heats, and will be one of three ACC athletes in Saturday’s field. Clemson last had a woman in the outdoor final of the 800m back in 2015, when Natoya Goule finished sixth after running 2:05.19.
In the women’s 400m hurdles, Lakeisha Warner crossed the line with a time of 59.49 seconds to finish 22nd overall. Warner is the first athlete in program history to ever contest the 400m hurdles at three NCAA championships during their career.
Veronica Fraley capped a spectacular 2021 campaign in the shot put by throwing 16.46 meters (54 feet, 0 inches) during the event’s final this evening. Fraley’s series of 15.74m, 15.75m, and 16.46m allowed her to finish 17th overall and made her one of just four athletes to improve their mark on each of their first three throws in tonight’s competition. Fraley will return to the competition in Eugene on Saturday when she contests the discus throw as a part of the event’s opening flight.