Feb. 13, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson’s track & field teams completed the weekend with solid performances at two locations. At the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas, Clemson’s women posted a season-best time and sixth-place finish in the 4x400m relay to highlight the final day of competition. At home for the Tiger Paw Invitational, Xavier Tromp was the top performer of the weekend for Clemson.
Tromp, a French exchange student, cleared a personal best 17’7.75″, the second-greatest height in school history, for an easy win on Saturday in the pole vault. Tromp ranks among the best in the ACC this season with the league meet just two weeks away.
Stormy Kendrick posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 200m dash at the Randal Tyson Center. The freshman out of Gastonia, NC clocked a 23.89, ninth-best in school history. She finished 15th overall Saturday, but won her heat. Kristine Scott captured the 200m dash crown at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 24.50.
The women’s 1600m relay, once again comprised of four first-year freshmen (Jordan Rispress and La’Mont Jackson clocked a 10th-place effort of 3:11.76, just short of an NCAA provisional time.
Candace Sapp was ninth in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:20.74. In the 5K at Clemson, Stephanie Buffo was runner-up to lead the Clemson group in the women’s race. She had a time of 10:15.75.
Patricia Mamona was seventh and April Sinkler ninth in the invitational triple jump in Fayetteville. Mamona had a jump of 42’7.5″, while Sinkler finished with a best of 42’3.25″. Liane Weber was eighth in the open high jump at Tyson. She cleared 5’7″ on her second attempt, but fell short in three tries at 5’10”.
Caroline Kennedy won the pole vault, with teammate Amy Morrison finishing in second place. Both athletes cleared the bar at 12’8.25″ on their final attempt, but Kennedy was awarded the victory because she did not miss at her previous height. Morrison moved up a spot to fourth on the all-time indoor performance list with her effort.
Alex Padgett was third in the men’s shot put at the Clemson meet. He turned out a throw of 54’5.5″, while sophomore Stephen White was fourth after recording a personal best in the event at a distance of 52’10.75″.
The teams return to action next weekend for the final home indoor meet of the season. The Tiger Tuneup will take place on Saturday, February 20. The ACC Indoor Championships will be held February 25-27 in Blacksburg, VA.
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