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School Records Fall Friday for Tiger Track & Field

School Records Fall Friday for Tiger Track & Field

Jan. 29, 2010

Complete Results | Pentathlon Results

CLEMSON, SC – Xavier Tromp who captured the men’s pole vault. Caroline Kennedy also produced a school record Friday in the women’s vault.

Rollins took down Nikkie Bouyer’s 12-year old school record in the hurdles, clocking an 8.17 in the final to easily take home first place. Rollins’ previous best was 8.25 at the Clemson Invitational. She was just three one-hundredths shy of an automatic NCAA time. Her time currently ranks in a tie for fourth nationally.

Mamona led a sweep of the top three finishing spots in the pentathlon, as she was followed by freshman Karine Farias and senior Linda Buchholz. Mamona won the five-event competition with a total of 3,911 points, qualifying her for NCAAs for the second straight season. Her best event Friday was the 60m hurdles, where she had a time of 8.55 in the opening event. She also won the long jump portion with a mark of 19’1.5″. Farias, a native of Brazil, was runner-up with a total of 3,706 points. Her score ranks fourth best in Clemson history and was just shy of NCAA provisional qualifying status. Buchholz was third with a total of 3,337 points.

Berg, whose career has been set back time and again due to injury, stepped up with an NCAA provisional throw Friday and school record mark of 66’5″. His mark ranks in the top 10 in the nation according to the track & field results reporting system run by the coaches association. Alex Padgett (61’1″) was runner-up for the Tigers.

Miller Moss leads the heptathlon through four of the seven events. The final three events – 60m hurdles, pole vault, and 800m – are scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM Saturday. Moss has 3,179 points, over 200 more than any of his seven challengers. Moss’ personal best in the heptathlon was a total of 5,468 points last season, the third-best score in Clemson history.

Moss began the day strong, clocking a personal best 6.96 in the 60m dash to dominate the field. He followed with a solid long jump of 23’4″ and smooth shot put effort of 43’1″. He ended the first day of competition by clearing 6’5″ in the high jump, second-best in the field.

Spencer Adams won the men’s 60m hurdles. His best time of the day was 7.95 in the preliminary round. Marcus Maxey, who ran an 8.11 in the prelims, was third in the final with a time of 8.18.

In the women’s 60m dash, freshman Stormy Kendrick moved up the Clemson record books after an NCAA provisional 7.40 in the prelims. She now ranks third in school history in the event. She finished third Friday with a 7.45 in the final. On the men’s side, freshman Warren Fraser also placed third (6.84).

Clemson competed athletes in the 400m dash for the first time this season. Jordan Rispress was the top quarter miler with a time of 49.69 and second-place showing. La’Mont Jackson (50.01) was fourth.

Clemson won the men’s distance medley relay, posting a season-best time of 10:17.80. The team consisted of Bobby Smith, Candace Sapp and Lauren Reen won easily with a time of 12:15.20. The “B” team of Stephanie Buffo, Brannon Sulka, Ashley Vaughn and Jenna Baker were second. It was Baker’s first action since last outdoor season. She sat out cross country season while recovering from injury.

Josh Fowler won the men’s long jump competition Friday. The red-shirt junior from Inman, SC produced a mark of 23’6.25″. Jasmine Brunson gave the Tigers a victory on the women’s side as well. A freshman out of Bermuda, she jumped a season-best 19’6″ to take home first place.

Tromp took first place in the men’s pole vault, clearing 17’1.75″ for an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Kennedy claimed the women’s pole vault after clearing 12’10”, yet another school record that fell Friday. She was previously tied for first in school history with Beth Jordan.

The teams return to action Saturday to conclude the Clemson Games. The first events are scheduled for 12 PM.

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