Jan. 9, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – The Tiger track & field program added 12 event titles on Saturday, the second and final day of competition at the Clemson Invitational. In total, Clemson student-athletes won 20 events, men and women combined, over the two-day meet.
Warren Fraser of Clemson won the men’s 300m, clocking a time of 34.75 in the opening heat to edge teammate Justin Murdock (35.33). Kristine Scott won the women’s 300m dash, holding off teammates Jasmine Edgerson and Michaylin Golladay. Scott’s time was 39.41, followed by Edgerson (39.80) and Golladay (39.94).
Jordan Rispress was runner-up in the men’s 500, turning out a time of 1:05.22. Another newcomer, Marcus Maxey, was fourth overall (1:07.65).
Stephanie Buffo easily won the women’s mile, finishing a half lap ahead of the field. The junior from Spartanburg, SC posted a time of 5:16.04. Tyler Morey followed suit, winning the men’s mile for the Tigers with a time of 4:26.03.
Candace Sapp (2:24.91) was the runner-up. In the women’s 3K run, Alyssa Kulik took home the top prize after crossing the finish line with a time of 10:09.18.
Clemson won both of the 4x400m relays Saturday. The men claimed first with a time of 3:17.89, with a lineup consisting of Maxey, Rispress, La’Mont Jackson and Miller Moss. On the women’s side, the 4x400m relay team of Sonni Austin, Karine Farias, Patricia Mamona and Brittany Pringley turned in a time of 3:47.68 to fend off the school’s `B’ team.
April Sinkler won her second title of the weekend on Saturday, clinching the long jump with an effort of 19’4.75″. Jasmine Brunson, a freshman from Bermuda, was second after a leap of 18’10”. In the men’s long jump, Josh Fowler was fourth after a leap of 22’1″.
Moss was Clemson’s lone competitor in the men’s high jump. The multi-event athlete from Sumter, SC cleared the bar at 6’2.75″ and finished in second place behind Levar Knight from South Carolina State. Xavier Tromp made his much-anticipated debut for the Tigers on Saturday. An exchange student from France with a strong background in the pole vault, won with a mark of 16’4.75″. He then tried three attempts at just over 17 feet, but did not clear the bar.
Alex Padgett also won his second event of the weekend Saturday, taking first in the 35-pound weight throw. He hit a mark of 59’11”. Brittney Waller was runner-up in the women’s 20-pound weight throw, posting a toss of 50’3.5″.
The teams return to action next weekend, January 15-16, in Blacksburg, VA for the Virginia Tech Invitational.
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