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Mar 25, 2021

Throwers Shine Thursday Night at FSU Relays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the second consecutive meet, a trio of Clemson throwers have each registered a top-10 all-time mark in their respective shot put competitions. In addition to the three all-time marks from the shot put circle, Thursday evening’s action at the FSU Relays saw Clemson garner six top-five finishes and an event victory in the men’s 200 meters.

In the women’s shot put, Veronica Fraley became the No. 3 performer on the women’s all-time list thanks to her lifetime best of 16.24m (53 feet, 3.5 inches). Danielle Sloley improved her mark as the No. 10 all-time performer by going 14.28m (46-10.25). In the men’s edition of the event, Zico Campbell entered into a tie for No. 8 all-time thanks to his toss of 17.51 meters (57-5.5). All three athletes placed within the top 10 of their respective competitions Thursday night.

Marcus Parker made his return to individual competition for Clemson this evening by contesting the men’s 200m. Parker won his heat and finished atop the event’s standings following his final time of 20.76. Parker currently occupies the No. 6 position on Clemson’s all-time list for the event after running a wind-legal time of 20.33 at the 2019 Gamecock Invitational Outdoor. 

Parker was one of the six Tigers to contest the men’s 200m on Thursday, with Fabian Hewitt (21.18) and Giano Roberts (21.58) joining Parker within the event’s top 10 finishers after placing 4th and 9th. Both Hewitt and Roberts returned to individual competition after last contesting the 60m and 60m hurdles during the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships.

In the women’s 200m, Trishauna Hemmings earned a runner-up finish after crossing the line in 23.69 during her outdoor debut for Clemson. Hemmings was joined in the event’s top 5 by Aliyah Mallard, as Mallard ran 24.14 in the second heat. Courtney Williams (24.74), Zeniyah Lawrence (24.76), Kori Carter (24.88), and Ken’Naria Gadson (25.24) rounded out Clemson’s representation in the event.

In the women’s high jump, Sofia De Coteau led the way by finishing 3rd overall after clearing an outdoor personal best of 1.69m (5-6.5) on her first attempt. De Coteau took just four jumps to clear the first three bars during Thursday’s competition. Jessica Johnson joined De Coteau in the event, clearing the opening bar of 1.59m (5-2.5) on her second attempt. 

It was Harleigh White who got the day’s action underway for Clemson down in Tallahassee, and White wasted no time in producing an excellent mark in the women’s long jump. On her first trip down the runway, the native of Huntingtown, Md., set a personal best of 5.61m (18-5). White’s performance in the opening flight was good enough for 13th overall.

Jessica Brewer was the lone Tiger to contest the women’s pole vault this evening, clearing her opening bar of 3.35m (10-11.75) on the first attempt.

Clemson will resume action at the FSU Relays at 10 a.m. on Friday as the men’s discus starts things off. Events on the track will get underway at 11 a.m. with the men’s 110m hurdles.

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