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Apr 20, 2018

Track & Field Set for LSU Alumni Gold


CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson track & field team heads to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for its sixth outdoor meet of the season at LSU’s Alumni Gold meet. The meet takes place Saturday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium (5,680). Additionally, six Tiger distance competitors are at the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California, Thursday (April 19) and Friday (April 20).

“The way I look at LSU – they have great facilities. There’s going to be great competition there – just competing against LSU itself based on their national-caliber team,” said head coach Mark Elliot. “This is our third year in a row going and we always seem to get great performances there. Everybody knows the ties that Coach [Marvin] Gibson and I have there. We’re taking our team to a good track, good competition, and good atmosphere. It’s the last time before we get into the next relay phase of our season at the Penn Relays, where we focus more on the relays. Meaning, this is probably one of the last opportunities in some event areas in which we have a chance to get national-level performances on the board.”

Saturday’s weather forecast in Baton Rouge calls for a high of 76 degrees, mostly cloudy skies and a 20-percent chance of rain. Wind conditions could be a factor at if they reach the anticipated 11 mph.

At the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday evening, junior Elizabeth Dawson registered her PR in the women’s 10,000m race. Dawson crossed the finish line in 35:27.36, which is good for ninth all-time in program history. Joining Dawson in the Clemson record book, is sophomore Erin McLaughlin after her first career 10,000m race. McLaughlin recorded a time of 36:01.72, which is good for 10th in program history.

Friday’s action at the Mt. SAC Relays consists of Grace Barnett (1500m), James Quattlebaum (3000m steeplechase), Logan Morris (5000m) and Marketa Marcanikova (5000m).

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