Ahead of the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., we’ll highlight each of Clemson’s six entries by recapping their spectacular indoor seasons thus far!
At the Orange & Purple Elite on Jan. 9, Terryon Conwell burst onto the scene for the Clemson Tigers by running a school record in the men’s 300 meters. By running 32.97 seconds to break the previous record by .23 and become the first Tiger to go sub-33, Conwell asserted himself as one of the top sprinters in the NCAA.
Conwell rode the momentum from his school-record performance into the Bob Pollock Invitational, Clemson’s fourth meet of the season. Conwell was only slated to contest one individual event at the meet, the 200m, and all indicators on the day pointed towards him recording an NCAA-qualifying time. The senior from Decatur, Ga., didn’t disappoint once the gun was fired, crossing the line in 20.75 to become the No. 7 performer all-time at Clemson and earn his second victory with the program.
Shortly after the sub-21 second performance, Conwell was forced to take a period of time off to ensure his body would be ready once ACC’s arrived in Tigertown. Once the moment came for Conwell to compete against the best sprinters in the conference, he was ready.
Conwell made his return to the track by running 20.90 in the prelims of the 200m to comfortably secure his spot in the final. When it came time for the final, Conwell won his heat by equaling his personal best of 20.75 while ultimately finishing second overall in the event, capturing first-team All-ACC honors.
While the 2021 season may have been brief, the success was vast for the first-year member of the program. Now with his sights set on the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Conwell is ready to compete for a title and a spot on the podium in the men’s 200 meters.