BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Three women on the Clemson track and field team earned their spot in the NCAA quarterfinals on the second day of competition at NCAA East Region Prelims. ACC Champion Trishauna Hemmings, Kiara Grant and Ockera Myrie will participate on Saturday for the opportunity to go to Eugene, Ore. for NCAA National Championships.
“We’re feeling good about the group that qualified for the quarterfinals both on the men and women sides,” said Program Director Mark Elliott. “They’ve been competing at that level all year we just have to execute at the highest level to punch our tickets for the finals in two weeks.”
Hemmings kicked off the action for the Tigers, securing her spot in the quarterfinals by winning her heat with a time of 13.23 in the 100 meter hurdles.
Grant finished the 100 meter dash in 11.29 seconds, just a hundredth of a second behind her personal best. That time was good for second in her heat and saw her through to the quarterfinals.
Myrie was the final track athlete to compete for the Tigers on Thursday, and her 23.32 second 200 meter dash was enough to earn a qualification into Saturday’s quarterfinals for the event.
On Friday, Clemson will have 13 entries in men’s quarterfinals events, including an entry in both the 4×100 meter and 4×400 meter relays. Action begins in Bloomington at 1 p.m. when Daniel Cope and Rojé Stona will contest the discus throw. Saturday will see seven Clemson entries compete for a spot at Nationals.
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