CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s hurdles group has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by USTFCCCA. The men’s team as a whole was nationally ranked for the second straight week, this time clocking in at No. 22. Clemson and Florida State are the lone ACC teams ranked on the men’s side.
The top-ranked hurdles team is headlined by Devon Brooks, whose 7.64 second 60 meter hurdles at the Hokie Invitational placed him third on Clemson’s all-time top-10 list. That mark is the third-fastest by any NCAA athlete this season. Following closely behind Brooks are Lafranz Campbell and Giano Roberts, who are both tied for the fifth spot on Clemson’s list at 7.72 seconds.
With just two meets remaining before the ACC Championships to be held in Blacksburg, Va. Brooks and company will have more opportunities to improve upon their already impressive marks. This upcoming weekend, the Tigers return to the very track where Brooks set his aforementioned PR before returning to Clemson for the Tiger Paw Invitational the following weekend.
As the season begins winding down towards its championship phase, Program Director Mark Elliott feels his 22nd-ranked Tigers are well-positioned for a strong finish. “Conference wise, the team is shaping up pretty good. We still want some people to step upm but I am happy with the way the team is moving forward.”
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