Photos by Patrick Boling, Clemson Athletic Communications
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – For just the third time in Clemson track & field history, the Tigers saw a new ACC champion in the men’s discus. Roje Stona took home the gold medal in the event after throwing for 58.44m (191-9) on his fourth attempt of the day. In addition to Stona, Kendra Clarke, Aliyah Mallard, Andrea Foster and Kamryn McIntosh won the women’s 4x400m conference title in the pouring rain at the University of Virginia’s Lannigan Field. The group turned in a time of 3:36.12 as Andrea Foster (54.24) ran the Tigers’ fastest split to give Clemson enough headway to bring home its first outdoor conference title in the event since 2013.
Both the Clemson men (52.5) and women (66) placed fifth overall. Florida State won the women’s championship with 134 points, while Virginia Tech (123) claimed the men’s championship trophy.
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In addition Stona and the women’s 4x400m, Clemson also took to the podium on five separate occasions.
For the men, Marcus Parker – in his first outdoor ACC Championship – won the bronze medal in the 200m dash after turning in a time of 10.36 seconds on the wet track. In addition to earning First Team All-ACC honors in the 200m, Parker’s sixth-place finish in the 100m earned him Second Team All-ACC accolades, too.
Joining Stona on the podium, was Grant Voeks, who placed third in the men’s discus. Voeks threw for 54.16m (177-8) Saturday as he and Stona combined for 16 points in the opening event of the day.
The women, who tallied 63 of their 66 points on the day, were led by Rebekah Smith, who tied her career-best finish in the 100m dash at an ACC Outdoor Championship meet. The junior ran 11.31 in Saturday’s finals to earn First Team All-ACC in the event for the third straight year. Smith (23.96) also registered three points – and Second Team honors – for the Tigers after placing sixth in the 200m finals.
Smith also led the women’s 4x100m relay, which consisted of Mallard, Sarah Hill and Zeniyah Lawrence, to a third-place finish to earn Second Team All-ACC accolades. Smith, Mallard, Hill and Lawrence ran 44.43 in section No. 2.
Foster, the 2018 NJCAA 800m outdoor champion who transferred to Clemson this past fall, took second in the open 800m finals. In addition to leading the Tiger women in the 4x400m, Foster ran a personal best 2:06.15 in tough conditions and moved from No. 8 to No. 7 all-time in program history.
In the field, Clemson was led by freshmen Kenya Livingston (high jump) and Veronica Fraley (discus), both of whom placed fourth in their respective events. Livingston cleared a of height of 1.70m (5-7), which is also good for a personal best. Fraley was the top freshman in the discus after throwing for 50.61m (166-0) on her second attempt of the afternoon.
Men’s 100m6. Marcus Parker, 10.36; Second Team All-ACC
Women’s 100m2. Rebekah Smith, 11.31; First Team All-ACC; season best
Mens’ 200m3. Marcus Parker, 20.94; First Team All-ACC
Women’s 200m4. Aliyah Mallard, 23.67; Second Team All-ACC6. Rebekah Smith, 23.96; Second Team All-ACC
Men’s 800m8. Malik Epps, 1:55.17
Women’s 800m2. Andrea Foster, 2:06.15; First Team All-ACC … No. 7 all-time5. Kamryn McIntosh, 2:07.52; Second Team All-ACC … No. 7 all-time
Men’s 5000m39. Colt Griffith, 15:03.05
Women’s 5000m33. Mikie Harris, 17:35.90; personal best34. Liz Sauder, 17.36.01; personal best
Women’s 100mH7. Ebony Williams, 13.46
Men’s 110mH— LaFranz Campbell, DNF
Women’s 400mH5. Lakeisha Warner, 1:00.19; Second Team All-ACC
Women’s 4x100m Relay3. Rebekah Smith, Aliyah Mallard, Sarah Hill and Zeniyah Lawrence, 44.43; Second Team All-ACC
Men’s 4x100m Relay4. Alex Sands, Marcus Parker, Fabian Hewitt and DJ Ledell, 40.10
Women’s 4x400m Relay1. Kendra Clarke, Andrea Foster, Aliyah Mallard & Kamryn McIntosh, 3:36.12; first women’s outdoor 4x400m ACC champion since 2013
Men’s 4x400m Relay7. Alex Sands, Fabian Hewitt, Oliver Lloyd and Marcus Parker, 3:17.02
Women’s High JumpT-4. Kenya Livingston, 1.70m (5-7); Second Team All-ACC … personal best
Men’s Triple Jump8. DJ Ledell, 15.25m (50-0.5)
Women’s Triple Jump8. Harleigh White, 12.69m (41-7.75)
Men’s Discus1. Roje Stona, 58.44m (191-9); Clemson’s third-ever discus champion3. Grant Voeks, 54.16m (177-8); First Team All-ACC— Zico Campbell, Foul
Women’s Discus4. Veronica Fraley, 50.61m (166-0); Second Team All-ACC7. Janell Fullerton, 47.18m (154-9)8. Grayce French, 46.75m (153-4)
Women’s 100mH Prelims8. Ebony Williams, 13.34 (q)— Sidney Marshall, DNF
Men’s 110mH Prelims1. LaFranz Campbell, 13.73 (Q)— Juwan Augustine-Mayers, FS
Women’s 400m Prelims9. Kendra Clarke, 54.78
Women’s 100m Prelims3. Rebekah Smith, 11.36 (Q)10. Aliyah Mallard, 11.69; personal best17. Sarah Hill, 11.8818. Zeniyah Lawrence, 11.91
Men’s 100m Prelims7. Marcus Parker, 10.31 (q)11. Fabian Hewitt, 10.46; season best11. Alex Sands, 10.53; personal best
Women’s 800m Prelims3. Andrea Foster, 2:07.07 (q)7. Kamryn McIntosh, 2:07.84 (Q); won heat 425. Jenna Gearing, 2:19.26; personal best
Men’s 800m Prelims4. Malik Epps, 1:51.03 (q)6. Oliver Lloyd, 1:51.8121. Daniel Shaughnessy, 1:55.12
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase12. Morgan Wittrock, 10.57.31; remains No. 5 all-time
Mens’ 3000m Steeplechase20. Michael Smith, 9:27.80; personal best
Men’s Shot Put7. Grant Voeks, 17.62m (57-9.75); two points scored11. Zico Campbell, 16.25m (53-3.75); personal best
Mens’ High Jump3. Anthony Hamilton, 2.11m (6-11); First Team All-ACC … scored six points … personal best
Men’s Hammer11. Joe Cline, 51.29m (168-3)
Women’s Shot Put6. Janell Fullerton, 15.45m (50-8.25); Second Team All-ACC … three points scored11. Veronica Fraley, 14.13m (46-4.25)
Women’s 400mH Prelims5. Lakeisha Warner, 59.31 (q)9. Markeeta Thomas, 1:00.6815. Courtashia Felton, 1:02.0917. Olivia Cooney, 1:05.22
Women’s 200m Prelims7. Aliyah Mallard, 23.69 (q); placed second in heat 48. Rebekah Smith, 23.71 (Q); won heat 323. Zeniyah Lawrence, 24.6117. Sarah Hill, 24.23
Men’s 200m Prelims3. Marcus Parker 20.87 (Q); won heat 39. Alex Sands, 21.0913. Fabian Hewitt, 21.24— Deonte Tolbert, DNF
Women’s 1500m Prelims27. Mikie Harris, 4:36.49
Men’s 1500m Prelims34. Colt Griffith, 3:58.08; season best35. Daniel Shaughnessy, 3:58.34
Women’s 10,000m Final16. Erin McLaughlin, 37:21.6018. Elizabeth Dawson, 37:29.86
Women’s Hammer13. Danielle Little, 50.19m (164-8)
Men’s Javelin3. Dylan Ahrens, 66.00 (216-6); second career First Team All-ACC distinction … personal best … remains No. 4 in program history
Women’s Long Jump24. Kenya Livingston, 5.56m (18-3)
Men’s Long Jump4. Chris McBride, 7.55m (24-9.25); season best … Second Team All-ACC15. DJ Ledell, 7.06m (23-2)
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