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Apr 27, 2019

Men’s 4x100m Earns Runner-Up Finish at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA – Clemson sprinters Alex Sands, Marcus Parker, Fabian Hewitt and Deonte Tolbert secured a second-place finish Saturday in the Championship of America (CoA) men’s 4x100m Relay, which aired on NBC Sports for the nation to see at the 125th Penn Relays. The Tigers nearly tied their season best in the event as the group clocked 39.62 in windy conditions on the track at Franklin Field. Clemson placed second only to Houston (39.23), the NCAA’s No. 2 4x100m relay team entering the weekend.

“The Penn Relays is a historical event – it’s not just another track meet,” said Clemson Track & Field head coach Mark Elliott. “Today’s 4x100m performance was another good highlight for our program. Both the women’s 4x100m and 4x400m also had really good performances this weekend. Roje [Stona] was great for his first collegiate Penn Relays. He’s been good all season long for us. We’re two weeks out from our championship season – beginning with the conference meet – and from that standpoint I think we’re in good shape.”

LaFranz Campbell also earned second place for Clemson in the Championship 110mH. Campbell clocked 14.01 (-0.4w) against the wind. The sophomore finished behind the nation’s leader in the event, Isaiah Moore of South Carolina (13.79).

Securing the Tigers’ third Championship runner-up finish on the day was Stona in the discus. The freshman threw for 60.01m (196-10) – just a meter shy of his PR. With five collegiate meets under his belt, Stona has finished in either first or second place.

Clemson Results

Men’s CoA 4x100m Relay
2. Alex Sands, Marcus Parker, Fabian Hewitt, Deonte Tolbert, 39.62; 0.03 seconds shy of season best

Men’s CoA 110mH
2. LaFranz Campbell, 14.01 (-0.4w)

Men’s College Javelin
4. Dylan Ahrens, 60.75m (199-3); second-best mark of 2019

Women’s High Jump
— Kenya Livingston, NH (1.70m)

Men’s Championship Discus
2. Roje Stona, 60.01m (196-10); top-10 NCAA mark
7. Grant Voeks, 54.94m (180-3)

Men’s Championship High Jump
— Anthony Hamilton, NH (2.04m)

Men’s Championship Triple Jump
5. DJ Ledell, 15.22m (49-11.25)

Men’s College Hammer
— Joe Cline, in progress

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