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Apr 01, 2021

Tigers Travel to Gainesville for Florida Relays

Meet Central

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson track and field program is back on the road as the team travels to Gainesville, Fla., ahead of its two days of competition at the Florida Relays from April 2-3. This will serve as the third weekend of competition for Clemson during the outdoor campaign and will be the second time in eight years that the team competes in the meet. Clemson enters the Florida Relays after two strong weekends of competition, as the Tigers have already combined for 35 personal bests and eight top-10 marks in the program’s record book. 

The trio of Veronica Fraley, Danielle Sloley and Zico Campbell have been excellent in the shot put ring this season, as the three athletes have each recorded a top-10 mark on their respective all-time lists in each of the opening two meets of the season. Roje Stona returned to competition for the first time in nearly a month at the FSU Relays, winning the men’s discus competition and eclipsing the 58-meter mark on three of his six throws. Stona won the event with his toss of 60.87m (199-8).

After setting the No. 4 mark in program history for the women’s 1,500m, Laurie Barton is slated to contest the 400m this weekend in Gainesville. Kameron Jones, who ran the No. 4 all-time mark for the men’s 800m last weekend in Tallahassee, will contest the men’s 400m for the second time this season. Jones opened up his outdoor campaign by running 46.90 for the quarter-mile at Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic. 

Marcus Parker and Terryon Conwell will highlight Clemson’s entries for the men’s 200 meters on Friday, as both athletes have their names etched into the team’s indoor 200m top-10 list. When Conwell contests the event this weekend, it will signify his outdoor debut at 200m for the Tigers. Conwell recently earned first-team All-American status for the indoor 200m at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Clemson’s dominant sprint hurdle trios on the men’s and women’s side will return in full force as they contest the women’s 100m hurdles and men’s 110m hurdles on Saturday. Sidney Marshall, Kori Carter and Trishauna Hemmings will contest the prelims of the women’s hurdles to open the day’s action on the track. Giano Roberts, Devon Brooks and Lafranz Campbell will follow shortly after as they contest the prelims of the men’s hurdles. At various points in their respective careers, Hemmings, Brooks and Campbell have each collected All-American honors in the men’s and women’s indoor 60m hurdles.

Clemson’s men’s 4x100m relay will look to take advantage of competing against a quality field on Saturday as their event is set to go off at 2:05 p.m. At last weekend’s FSU Relays, the men’s 4x100m relay was canceled. The Tigers opened their season in the event by running 39.78 at the Tiger Track Classic. 

Clemson will be competing against student-athletes from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Southern California and Virginia Tech. 

Live results for all events can be accessed here, while specific information pertaining to Clemson’s participation in Gainesville can be found via our Meet Central.

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