Clemson 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championship Qualifiers
Photos by Patrick Boling, Clemson Athletic Communications
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Clemson Track & Field program added four qualifying national championship entries Saturday at the 2019 NCAA East Prelims in Jacksonville, Florida. Saturday’s qualifiers in Marcus Parker (200m), both the men’s and women’s 4x100m relays and the women’s 4x400m relay – in addition to the existing five Tiger entries that qualified Thursday and Friday – gave Clemson a total of nine entries for the upcoming 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Both 4x100m relay teams clocked season bests in the late afternoon at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium.
The women, which consisted of Rebekah Smith, Aliyah Mallard, Sarah Hill and Zeniyah Lawrence ran 43.84 to tally Clemson’s fifth consecutive berth in the event at the NCAA Championships. The Tigers placed fifth in a competitive second heat to earn a non-automatic qualifying spot to the national meet. Clemson finished in 10th among all sections.
Fabian Hewitt, Parker, Alex Sands and triple jumper DJ Ledell was the order for the men. Like the women, the Clemson men placed fifth in their heat (3), with a time of 39.41 seconds. The Tigers were also the last man in among non-automatic qualifying teams, and placed 11th overall.
Approximately 90 minutes later, Parker ran in the outside lane of the men’s 200m quarterfinals, where he placed third in heat 1 to automatically punch a ticket to his first career Division I national championship. The sophomore clocked the third-best time of his career – 20.43 – in the event.
In the final event of the night, Kendra Clarke, Aliyah Mallard, Andrea Foster and Kamryn Mcintosh ran 3:33.54 to become the fifth and final qualifying team from heat No. 5. Clemson placed 11th overall.
In the field, Clemson was led by Grant Voeks in the men’s shot put. Voeks PR’d – 18.20m (59-8.5) – to move from No. 4 to No. 3 all-time in program history.
The 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to commence June 5-8 in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit NCAA.com.
Men’s 200m Quarterfinals8. Marcus Parker, 20.43 (Q); placed third in heat 121. Alex Sands, 20.89
Women’s 200m Quarterfinals17. Rebekah Smith, 23.26; season best
Women’s 100mH Quarterfinals18. Ebony Williams; 13.36
Men’s 4x100m Relay Quarterfinals11. Fabian Hewitt, Marcus Parker, Alex Sands & DJ Ledell, 39.41 (q); season best
Women’s 4x100m Relay Quarterfinals10. Rebekah Smith, Aliyah Mallard, Sarah Hill & Zeniyah Lawrence, 43.84 (q); season best
Men’s 4x400m Relay Quarterfinals20. Oliver Lloyd, Fabian Hewitt, Alex Sands & Malik Epps, 3:13.01
Women’s 4x400m Relay Quarterfinals11. Kendra Clarke, Aliyah Mallard, Andrea Foster & Kamryn McIntosh, 3:33.54 (q)
Men’s High JumpT-39. Anthony Hamilton, 2.01m (6-7)
Men’s Triple Jump39. DJ Ledell, 14.69m (48-2.5)
Women’s Triple Jump38. Harleigh White, 12.24m (40-2)
Men’s Shot Put21. Grant Voeks, 18.20m (59-8.5); No. 3 all-time
Women’s Shot Put31. Janell Fullerton, 15.34m (50-4)
Women’s 100m Quarterfinals9. Rebekah Smith, 11.30 (q); second straight appearance at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 100m … top non-automatic qualifier … season best
Women’s 400mH Quarterfinals7. Lakeisha Warner, 57.21 (q); second straight appearance at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 400mH … personal best … remains No. 6 all-time
Men’s 200m First Round17. Marcus Parker, 20.85 (q); placed fourth in heat No. 622. Alex Sands, 20.96 (Q); placed second in heat No. 1
Women’s 200m First Round18. Rebekah Smith, 23.33 (q); season best27. Aliyah Mallard, 23.6032. Sarah Hill, 23.74
Women’s 100mH First Round16. Ebony Williams, 13.39 (Q); placed third in heat No. 6— Sidney Marshall, DNF
Men’s Discus1. Roje Stona, 61.36m (201-4); Rewrote his own freshman record … remains No. 2 all-time10. Grant Voeks; 57.42 (188-5); personal best … remains No. 5 all-time
Women’s DiscusVeronica Fraley, 50.45m (165-6)
Men’s JavelinDylan Ahrens, 60.20m (197-6)
Women’s 100m First Round10. Rebekah Smith, 11.48 (Q); placed third in heat No. 5
Women’s 800m First Round26. Kamryn McIntosh, 2:06.7231. Andrea Foster, 2:07.36
Men’s 800m First Round45. Malik Epps;, 1:53.03
Women’s 400mH First Round24. Lakeisha Warner, 59.15 (Q); placed second in heat No. 2— Markeeta Thomas, DNF
Men’s Long Jump10. Chris McBride, 7.61m (24-11.75); advanced to NCAA Outdoor Championships … season best
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