LEXINGTON, KY. – After a strong effort on the first day of competition, Clemson came back even stronger in the finale of the Kentucky Invitational. Grace Barnett, Anasterasia Terrell, John Lewis and James Dwyer all brought their best in their events.
Barnett ran the fourth fastest mile time in the country to take first in the race. The harrier’s time of 4:41.33 is a personal best and positions her third in Clemson’s history. Madison Huffman also ran a personal best in the mile, clocking in at 5:02.74.
Lewis enjoyed his breakthrough performance as the freshman crossed the finish line of the 800 meter run with the second fastest time in Clemson history. His time of 1:49.39 placed him sixth overall in the race and is good enough for the ninth best time in the country.
In the field, Terrell was the meet’s runner up in the triple jump with her leap measuring 42-5.25. The distance is the seventh best mark in the country and it ties her with Iana Amsterdam for the seventh best jump in program history. Behind Terrell, Mimi Land and Iana Amsterdam finished sixth and seventh respectively in the event.
Cross country standout, Dwyer ran a personal best 8:10.44 in the 3,000 meter run. The seventh place effort was good enough to place him eighth on Clemson’s all-time list.
Shai Carpenter followed up his first place performance last week with another solid effort in the triple jump. The redshirt senior jumped 51-8.5 to place second overall in the event.
The rest of Clemson’s success came on the track as Myasia Jacobs turned in a 7.42 in her 2016 debut in the 60 meter dash. Olivia James and Deja Parrish finished third and fourth respectively with times of 53.99 and 54.37 in the 400 meter dash. Cordell Lamb placed sixth in the men’s 400 meter dash.
Tanisha Coppin and Ersula Farrow highlighted the 800 meter run as Coppin crossed the finish line fourth at 2:09.98 and Farrow finished eighth.
Next week, the Tigers host their final home meet of 2016. The Bob Pollock Meet is scheduled for January 29 and 30 at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex.
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