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Feb 10, 2024

Tiger Produce Well-Rounded Effort in Final Indoor Home Meet

CLEMSON, S.C. – In their final home meet of the indoor season, the Clemson Tigers impressed all-around as the team recorded top-finishes and national marks in multiple events. Over 15 athletes recorded personal or season bests as the Tigers inch closer to the ACC Indoor Championships.

“Collectively from Friday and today, that is probably the best this team has performed, across the board,” Track and Field Director Mark Elliot said. “While track is an individual thing, it is still a team effort so just to see all the personal bests and impressive performances in all event areas is really good. The Tiger Paw is known through the track and field community as one of the best meets you will find in the country, it’s almost like pre-nationals. When you have all the teams that are here, plus our team and are able to record top marks in a variety of events, you know you are doing something good.”

Headlining the meet was today’s middle-distance group as Tarees Rhoden and Gladys Chepngetich both recorded first-place finishes in the men’s and women’s 800 meter. From the distance group, Sawyer Dagan secured a huge personal best to help him to a second-place finish in the men’s 3000 meter. The Tigers also found success in both the men’s and women’s 4×400 relay teams as both groups recorded top-5 marks for Clemson.

The Tigers also shined in the field events as Shantae Foreman secured first-place in the women’s triple jump as she recorded her best career mark of 13.61m. In the men’s shot put, Courtney Lawrence’s 19.35m mark moved him to No. 3 all-time for Clemson and Jessica Johnson added her name to the top-10 list in the women’s high jump as she cleared 1.75m to secure second-place in the event.


  • After clearing 1.75m in the women’s high jump, Jessica Johnson secured second-place in the event and added her name to Clemson’s all-time list as her mark ties her for eighth.
  • In the women’s 800 meter, Meredith Finley (2:15.74) and Nicole Rizzo (2:18.77) both earned new personal bests in the event
  • In the women’s 800 meter invitational, Gladys Chepngetich was first to cross the line with an exceptional time of 2:01.83 which secured her first-place and improved her mark on the all-time list at No. 3. The time would have placed her fourth in the nation going into the weekend.
  • In the men’s 800 meter invitational, Tarees Rhoden was first to cross the line at 1:47.38 which is his best mark of the season in that event. Going into the weekend, his time would have ranked ninth in the nation 
  • After finishing the women’s 200 meter with a time of 23.46, Antoinette Van Der Merwe officially adds her name to the top 10 list as she now holds the No. 7 spot 
  • In the men’s 3000 meter, Sawyer Dagan finished with a time of 8:10.62 to secure No. 10 on the all-time list and earn second-place
  • After throwing 19.32m in the men’s shot put, Courtney Lawrence officially moves into the No. 3 all-time spot for Clemson. Going into the weekend, that mark would have ranked him ninth in the nation 
  • After jumping 13.61m, Shantae Foreman recorded a new personal best and finished first in the event. The mark moves her to No. 3 all-time for Clemson in the triple jump, it also would have ranked her fourth in the nation headed into the weekend
  • In the women’s 4×400 relay, Clemson “A” recorded their best time of the season as they finished the event in 3:33.69 which puts them at No. 3 on the all-time list
  • In the men’s 4×400 relay, Clemson “A” recorded their best time of the season as they finished the event in 3:07.12 which puts them at No. 3 on the all-time list


Men’s Track

  • 800 Meter
    • Carson Tillman – 1:53.90 (SB), 9th place
    • Daniel Sullivan – 1:53.98 (PB), 11th place
    • Jacob Serra – 1:55.29, 16th place
    • Braden Blakely – 1:56.83, 19th place
    • Blake Santos – 1:57.93, 21st place
    • Matthew Raucci – 1:58.10, 22nd place
  • 800 Meter Invitational
    • Tarees Rhoden – 1:47.38 (SB), 1st place
    • Charles Crick – 1:49.26 (PB), 5th place
    • Brian Kweyei – 1:50.20, 10th place
    • Gabriel Ludwick – 1:50.34 (PB), 11th place
    • Blaik Slavinski – 1:51.07 (PB), 12th place
  • 200 Meter
    • Cameron Rose – 20.78, 4th place
    • D’Andre Anderson – 21.07 (PB), 10th place
    • Tahj Hamm – 21.37 (PB), 26th place
  • 3000 Meter
    • Sawyer Dagan – 8:10.62 (PB), 2nd place
    • Brandon Garcia – 8:25.23 (PB), 9th place
    • Paul Maguire – 8:35.33 (PB), 12th place
  • 4×400 Relay
    • Clemson “A” – 3:07.12 (SB), 3rd place
    • Clemson “B” – 3:10.24, 11th place
    • Clemson “C” – 3:22.63, 21st place

Men’s Field

  • Pole Vault
    • Efram Melendez – 4.60m, 10th place
    • Alex Teufel – 4.30m (PB), 11th place
  • Triple Jump
    • Ryan John – 14.48m, 18th place
  • Shot Put Invitational
    • Courtney Lawrence – 19.32m (PB), 3rd place

Women’s Track

  • 800 Meter
    • Jessica McLean – 2:09.83, 5th place
    • Meredith Finley – 2:15.74 (PB), 18th place
    • Nicole Pizzo – 2:18.77 (PB), 21st place
  • 800 Meter Invitational
    • Gladys Chepngetich – 2:01.83 (PB), 1st place
    • Brynne Sumner – 2:05.72, 5th place
    • Kayan Green – 2:06.02, 7th place
  • 200 Meter
    • Ockera Myrie – 23.24, 10th place
    • Antoinette Van Der Merwe – 23.46, 14th place
    • Aleksandra Stoilova – 23.66, 22nd place
    • Mackenzie Osher – 24.58 (PB), 57th place
  • 3000 Meter
    • Alyssa Hammond – 10:10.75, 4th place
    • Mackenzie Steele – 10:26.46, 9th place
    • Sydney Kelleher – 10:33.85, 12th place
  • 4×400 Relay
    • Clemson “A” – 3:33.69 (SB), 4th place
    • Clemson “B” – 3:40.97, 15th place

Women’s Field

  • High Jump
    • Jessica Johnson – 1.75m (PB), 2nd place
    • Sofia De Coteau – 1.65m, 8th place
    • Nia Christie – 1.65m, 8th place
  • Triple Jump Invitational
    • Shantae Foreman – 13.61m (PB), 1st place