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Tiger Track & Field to Compete in Yellow Jacket Invitational Friday and Saturday

Tiger Track & Field to Compete in Yellow Jacket Invitational Friday and Saturday

March 25, 2010

CLEMSON, SC – Though last weekend officially served as the start to the 2010 outdoor track & field season, Clemson will have a much larger group of student-athletes headed to Georgia Tech this weekend for the Yellow Jacket Invitational. Several of Clemson’s indoor All-Americans return to track action Friday and Saturday at the George C. Griffin Complex in Atlanta.

The lone event scheduled for Friday will be the hammer throw. Brittney Waller will compete in the women’s event at 6:00 PM, followed by Zach Berg and Alex Padgett in the men’s competition.

Saturday’s events get underway with the women’s shot put and women’s javelin throw at 10:30 AM. Linda Buchholz and Bethanie Wachna, the top two in Clemson history on the javelin performance list, are slated to compete. Padgett will compete in the men’s shot put, which follows the women’s event.

All-Americans Patricia Mamona, April Sinkler and Liane Weber are entered across a multitude of field events Saturday. All three are slated for the long jump at 1:00 PM, while Mamona and Sinkler are set for the triple jump at 3:00. Mamona was NCAA indoor runner-up in the event, while Sinkler was All-American in both events earlier this month at the indoor national meet.

In men’s field action, All-American Miller Moss could compete in as many as three events. The seventh-place finisher at the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon is scheduled for the pole vault, long jump and high jump on Saturday.

The sprints, hurdles and relays will be in focus on Saturday for the Tigers. Jordan Rispress. The women’s 400 hurdles, featuring indoor relay All-American Sonni Austin, will begin at 3:30 PM.

The 200 meter dash entries for Clemson includes Justin Murdock and Warren Fraser from the men’s team, and Kristine Scott and Stormy Kendrick from the women’s squad. The women’s heats are scheduled for 4 PM.

For the first time this season, Clemson will debut its 4x100m relay for both men and women. The women’s team starts the action at 12 PM, with a lineup of Golladay, La’Mont Jackson, Murdock, Fraser and Charlton Rolle will follow on the track. The women will also field a 4x400m relay this weekend.

In the distance group, Kim Ruck makes her first appearance on the track since earning All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5K. She is slated for the 1500 meter run at 12:10 PM Saturday. Jenna Baker and Stephanie Buffo will be Clemson’s top athletes competing in the 5K, approximately 4:35 PM.