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Track & Field Adds Five Signees

Track & Field Adds Five Signees

CLEMSON, S.C. — Head Coach Mark Elliott and his track & field staff signed five student-athletes to national letters of intent during the spring signing period. Three men and two women have joined the program, to go along with Clemson’s fall signees, Nate Huggins, Grayce French and Logan Morris.


Angelica Collins (Coffeyville Community College (Kan.) • Mt. Pleasant, S.C.)

• No. 1 ranked long jumper in the junior college ranks (20-1.75) currently

• 2016 NJCAA national champion, indoor long jump (19-8.25)

• 2015 NJCAA national champion, outdoor triple jump (40-6.75)

• Four-time junior college All-American

• Competed at Wando High School, where she was 2014 AAAA triple jump champion and long jump runner-up

Elliott’s take: “Angelica is another dual-threat athlete, as it relates to jumps and short sprints. She gives us a chance to maximize multiple events with one scholarship. We can cover two major event areas with someone like Angelica.”

Malik Epps (Byrnes HS • Duncan, S.C.)

• Earned first-place finishes at the Bob Jenkins Classic on Mar. 26, 2016 in the 800 and 1600

• 2014 AAAA Upper State champion, cross country

• 2014 Spartanburg Herald-Journal Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

Elliott’s take: “Malik’s parents are huge Clemson fans. He’s shown that he has talent, and with him it’s a matter of developing over time. He could surprise a lot of people, if it turns out the way we are hoping. We expect him to be successful in the future.”

Terrell Jackson (Memphis University HS • Memphis, Tenn.)

• Ranked sixth nationally in the indoor 800 as a senior in 2016

• Posted a personal indoor best 1:52.28 in a win at the Vanderbilt Invitational

Elliott’s take: “Terrell is a 400-800 guy, much like John Lewis who signed with us last season. He is one of the top high school kids this year, and is someone I know will be able to help build our strength in the middle distance area.”

Mpho Makofane (Monroe College (NY) • Secunda, South Africa)

• Five-time junior college All-American

• 2016 NJCAA runner-up, distance medley relay

• Placed fourth at 2016 NJCAA Indoor Championships in the 800 meters

• Placed sixth in the 1000 meters at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Championships and seventh in the 2016 meet

Elliott’s take: “To be competitive on the national level in the distance medley, like we were this year with our women’s team, you must have a competitive miler. Mpho, based on his background and his 800-meter time, is someone that can develop as a great mile runner in a short span.”

Breaisha Morton (Monroe College (NY) • Wayne, N.J.)

• Three-time All-American at the 2016 NJCAA Indoor Championships

• Junior college national champion in the high jump, while also finishing fourth in the 60 hurdles and fifth in the triple jump

• Owns personal best of 5-8.5 in the high jump

• Competed for Passaic County Technical Institute prior to junior college

Elliott’s take: “I went to the Junior College National Championships, and saw Breaisha involved in three events simultaneously. She was winning the high jump and was top three at the same time in the short hurdles and triple jump. She’s 5-foot-11, a tall athlete with a lot of talent.”