CLEMSON, S.C. – Eight Clemson athletes posted top-10 individual finishes Friday to lead the track & field program on day one at the Florida Relays in Gainesville. A total of four top-10 all-time school performances were recorded at Percy Beard Track by the Tiger teams Friday.
James Plummer led the way with a runner-up performance in his signature event, the discus. The freshman from Egg Harbor Township, N.J., put together a throw of 168-9, fifth-best in Clemson history. He also entered the top 10 of Clemson’s record book in the hammer Friday afternoon.
Other men’s athletes producing top-10 finishes Friday were Roland Hakes and Josh Davis in the 1500, Jack Andritsch in the steeplechase, and Jameel Abdul-Mateen in the long jump. Andritsch lowered his personal best by over 20 seconds in the steeple in a sixth-place finish. One athlete who finished outside the top 10 – Reggie Lewis in the 200 dash – had a solid season-opening time in that event (20.88).
Whitney Fountain and Marlena Wesh turned in Clemson’s only top-10 female finishes Friday. Wesh, a Clemson graduate and Virginia Beach, Va., native ran the 400 for the first time since the 2013 indoor season and produced a time of 52.85 to place sixth. Fountain was fifth in the women’s long jump with a season-best 19-8.75, a top 10 all-time Clemson performance. In other women’s action, Lindsey Bellaran ran a personal outdoor best in the 800 meters in 2:09.94, No. 7 in school history.
The Tigers finish the meet Saturday with more field events and a full slate of relays. Live results are available at DeltaTiming.com.
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