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Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson Track & Field team experienced a historic day of competition during the Clemson Opener on Saturday, as four athletes produced top-10 marks in the program’s record book. Marcus Parker set a new school record in the men’s 300-meter run, registering a blistering time of 33.20 seconds. Clemson, as a team, won six events, saw 29 athletes log personal best performances and 14 athletes make their debut for the Tigers.
“With all of the personal records and even the school record, I think today was a good way to start the season. Collectively, in all different event areas, it shows the making of a championship team. We’re not just having performances exclusively in one area. When you look across the board, it’s all very good.”
The women’s throws group had a historic night, as the trio of Veronica Fraley, Grayce French and Janelle Fullerton led a sweep of the podium in the shot put. Fraley led the team with a mark of 15.48m (50-9.5). French unleashed a phenomenal series of throws throughout the night, ultimately improving upon her indoor personal best by a staggering 1.16 meters with her mark of 14.90m (48-10.75). Fraley and French now rank fourth and seventh, respectively, in the event in program history. Fullerton’s mark of 14.55m (47-10.5) earned her third-place honors on the night. Fullerton currently occupies the second-overall position in the event’s all-time list.
“The hard work that this group put in over the summer and the fall is really starting to show, even as early in the season as it is. The work they have put into the weight room and into their technique showed up today.”
The Tigers will be back in action at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex on Saturday, Jan. 11 as the team is set to host the Orange & Purple Elite.