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Sprinters Impress In Outdoor Opener

Sprinters Impress In Outdoor Opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Angelica Collins and Torie Robinson each won their events as the women sprinters continue to thrive in 2017. The Tigers earned a total of six first place finishes on the final day of the Charlotte 49er Classic, kicking off the outdoor season.

Collins and Robinson both highlighted the sprinting events as Collins won the 100m and Robinson won the 200m. Collins clocked in at 11.88 and Robinson ran a personal best 23.93 with Ebony Williams not far behind in third at 24.19. Markeeta Thomas also took third but in the 100m hurdles with a personal best time of 13.72.

The women’s sprinters combined for a first and a second place finish in Saturday’s relays as the Tigers won the 4x100m relay and took second in the 4x400m relay. Clemson completed the 4x100m relay in 44.70 and clocked in at 3:40.21 in the 4x400m relay.

Claire Strickler, Danielle Borriello and Majayla Holland each finished with top-eight finishes as well. Strickler took fifth in the 3000m at 10:28.91, Fortner completed the 800m in 2:15.40 for a sixth place finish and Holland took seventh in the shot put with a throw distancing 43-1.75.

The men won both the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay, finishing with times of 40.70 and 3:10.79 respectively. Cordell Lamb took second in the 200m with a time of 21.44 while Alex Sands ran the fifth fastest time of the 100m dash at 10.81.

A trio of underclassmen harriers took first, sixth and seventh for the Tigers in the 3000m run. Jackson Goodwin won the event at 8:49.41 while Ryan Mullen and Matthew Tinsley took sixth and seventh respectively with times of 8:52.37 and 8:54.35.

Next, Clemson will take a trip south to Miami for the Hurricane Invitational. The meet will take place on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25.