March 20, 2008
Clemson, SC – The men’s track & field program will host over 20 schools on Friday and Saturday for the Clemson Relays, the first meet of the outdoor season. Some of the notables include regional foe Georgia as well as Big Ten schools Minnesota and Wisconsin, presumably enjoying the spring break weather in the Southeast.
Friday’s action gets underway with a decathlon beginning at 12:00 PM. Joey O’Rourke are also entered. The first decathlon event will be the 100m dash at noon. The long jump, high jump, shot put, and 400m will also take place Friday. In other action Friday, the men’s 3000m steeplechase and 10,000m distance events will be held. Clemson will not have an entry in those events, however.
Travis Padgett, an NCAA All-American last week in the 60m dash, leads the Tiger entries in Saturday action. He will compete in the 100m dash at 1:45 PM, along with Corey Brown and Gwantaveus Anderson.
Clemson will see plenty of action Saturday in the hurdles, beginning with Brandon Carter in both the 110m and 400m hurdles and Andrew Porter and Travis Swaggard in the 400m variety. The high hurdles will be held at 12:15 PM, while the intermediate hurdles are scheduled for 2:50 PM.
The Tigers will participate in a variety of relays Saturday, including the 4x100m and 4x200m. The group of Brown, Porter, Swaggard, and Cowin Mills will also continue together in the 1600m relay. The 4×4 will take place at 5:15 PM. The distance athletes will see action in the 4x800m, 4x1500m, and 4000m medley relay.
In the field, Scott Pauga will see action in the high jump and javelin throw. Alex Padgett is scheduled for the shot put, hammer throw, and discus throw. Josh Fowler, a red-shirt freshman, is slated for the long jump and triple jump. Chris Spear and John Oberg will compete in the pole vault at 11:30 AM. Mitch Greeley, NCAA runner-up in the vault and school record-holder, will not compete this weekend.
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