CLEMSON, S.C. — The men’s track & field team tied for 31st at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday behind three scoring performances at Oregon’s Hayward Field. Tevin Hester posted a pair of sixth-place finishes, while Justin Johnson was seventh in the high hurdles. The team finish was the men’s program’s best at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals since 2008.
Hester’s first sixth-place finish occurred in the 100-meter dash. He ran 10.03 amongst a field that featured five sub-10 second competitors. The sixth-place effort was his best in the 100 meters at the NCAA Championships. He followed with a time of 20.29, again wind-aided, in the 200. He finishes his junior season with six career first-team All-America honors, tied for sixth-most in school history. Johnson ran a wind-aided 13.56 (+3.9) to earn his first All-America honor.
Shai Carpenter’s career came to a close Friday, but the senior posted an opening triple jump of 51-8.25 under the windy conditions. He placed 18th in the event in his first and only trip to Eugene. Torian Ware competed in the high jump, placing 10th after clearing 7-1 on his second attempt. Ware is in line for a second-team All-America honor for a second straight outdoor season to finish his career.
Natoya Goule and Iana Amsterdam are in action Saturday to close out the championships for the Tigers. Amsterdam goes in the triple jump at 5 p.m. ET, while Goule is scheduled for the 800-meter final at approximately 6:20. The action will be televised live by ESPN2, starting at 5 p.m.
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