Second Team All-America
Photos by Patrick Boling, Clemson Athletic Communications
AUSTIN, Texas – Clemson freshman Roje Stona placed 13th overall in the men’s discus Friday at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which is being held June 5-8 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Stona threw for 57.29m (187-11) on his second attempt of the day to become Clemson’s fourth-ever All-American in the event. Stona joins Clemson’s Chris McBride (men’s long jump), Rebekah Smith (100m) the women’s 4x100m relay to earn Second Team All-America honors.
In addition Stona, junior Grant Voeks placed 21st overall in the discus. Voeks achieved a best distance of 54.25m (178-0) on his first attempt of the day.
Both Voeks and Stona are expected to return for the Tigers in 2020.
This year’s NCAA Championships marked the first time in Clemson history the Tigers qualified two entries in the discus and just the second time in CU history two throwers in any event made it to the national meet.
Stona concludes his freshman campaign as the program’s discus freshman record holder with a personal best of 61.36m (201-4), which is also good for No. 2 in Clemson history. Voeks caps off his junior season at No. 5 in the discus and No. 3 in the outdoor shot put.
Men’s Discus (Final)13. Roje Stona, 57.29m (187-11)21. Grant Voeks, 54.25m (178-0)
Women’s 4x100m Relay (Semifinal)13. Rebekah Smith, Aliyah Mallard, Sarah Hill and Zeniyah Lawrence, 43.69; Second Team All-America … season best … placed fifth in heat 1
Women’s 100m Dash (Semifinal)14. Rebekah Smith, 11.27; Second Team All-America … season best … placed sixth in heat 2
Women’s 400mH (Semifinal)23. Lakeisha Warner; 1:02.29; placed eighth in heat 2
Women’s 4x400m Relay (Semifinal)22. Kendra Clarke, Aliyah Mallard, Andrea Foster, Kamryn McIntosh, 3:37.52; placed seventh in heat 1
Men’s 200m (Semifinal)17. Marcus Parker, 20.59; placed fifth in heat 1
Men’s 4x100m Relay (Semifinal)18. Fabian Hewitt, Marcus Parker, Alex Sands & Deonte Tolbert, 39.67; placed sixth in heat 2 … Clemson’s best overall finish at NCAA Championships since 2013
Men’s Long Jump (Final)11. Chris McBride, 7.73m (25-4.5); season best … third-best competitor in flight No. 1