Clemson, S.C. – Following a weekend off from competition, the Clemson Track & Field teams are set to return to action at the South Carolina Invitational on Feb. 7-8 in Columbia, S.C. The meet, which will serve as the team’s first competition away from home this season, will take place at the Carolina Indoor Track & Field Complex. Friday’s action will begin for the Tigers with the women’s mile at 1:10 p.m.
“The travel, while it’s not too far away, is good enough to see how the team will handle being in a different environment and outside of their comfort zone. It’s still just a track meet, the way I simplify it,” said Director of Track & Field Mark Elliott. “One thing that I’m going to be looking at is our DMR’s (Distance Medley Relay). We are trying to run to get a seed time for our conference championship, and after running a few different teams earlier in the season, I think we know who our team is now.”
The men’s and women’s teams currently combine to have nine individuals and one relay ranked within the top-30 of the national rankings across eight different events. Marcus Parker, a senior sprinter from Phoenix, Ariz., is the lone Tiger to be ranked twice following his performances in the men’s 60 and 200 meters through the early part of the season. Andrea Foster, a senior from Georgetown, Guyana, is the highest-ranked Tiger entering the meet, with her season’s best time of 2:05.30 in the women’s 800 meters currently ranking seventh-best in the nation.
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