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Tigers Finish Strong at Penn Relays

Tigers Finish Strong at Penn Relays

Clemson, S.C. — Tevin Hester blew through the finish line for first in the men’s 100 dash final (10.14), besting his previous personal record and topping the seventh-best time in Clemson record books. His was one of three performances ranking in Clemson’s all-time top 10 on Saturday to close out the Tigers’ time at the Penn Relays.

Hester was also a part of the 4×1 team that finished fourth in the championship run with a time of 40.31. The men’s 4×4 finished third in the championship, posting the second-best time this season (3:07.68). The 4×8 team finished fourth (7:34.49).

The women’s 4×800 team composed of Brianna Blanton, Grace Barnett, Tanisha Coppin and Natoya Goule finished second in the College Women’s Championship of America Invitational. Their time of 8:30.28 set a new Clemson record by almost 30 seconds.

Both Samantha Elliott (13.18) and Justin Johnson (13.85) took second in the hurdle finals. Elliott’s time topped her previous personal-best and is seventh-best in Clemson history.

Torian Ware held down the field, taking second in the high jump with a mark of 7-1 (2.16m). Shai Carpenter was also seventh in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 50-6.75.

The Tigers head to Knoxville next week to compete in the Tennessee Challenge.