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Nov 17, 2021

Track & Field/Cross Country Signs Nine New Athletes

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson’s track & field program has inked nine athletes since National Signing Day on Nov. 10, the team announced on Wednesday. The list includes three distance runners, two middle distance athletes, two long sprinters, a hurdler and a pole vaulter.

Alocius Kipngetich – 400m Hurdles

Kipngetich travels all the way from Kenya to Tigertown, and projects to make a quick impact to the hurdles group. He posts a 51.41 personal best in the 400m hurdles.

Lashanna Graham – Sprints/Hurdles

Graham is a native of Clarendon, Jamaica, and will be joining Clemson from Barton County Community College. She is the 2020-2021 NJCAA outdoor 400H champion and third place finisher in the 400m. Her personal bests are 57.26 in the 400H and 53.72 in the 400m. “Lashanna is a top recruit and a valued addition to our program,” said Coach Lennox Graham. “She has the potential to do very well for us going forward.”

D’Andre Anderson – Long Sprints

D’Andre Anderson will be joining the Tigers from Iowa Western Community College. The Jamican boasts a impress personal best of 46.73 in the 400m.

Kayan Green – Middle Distance

Like Graham, Green hails from Clarendon, Jamaica and will be arriving out of Barton County Community College. She boasts a 2:07 personal best in the 800m.

Jessica McLean – Middle Distance

From Mile Gully, Jamaica, McLean projects to make an impact on the team’s middle distance group. She holds a 2:08 personal best in the 800m and a 4:38 mark in the 1500m.

Madelyn Dinneen – Cross Country/Distance

Out of Norwood, N.Y., Dinneen will bring a jolt to Clemson’s cross country program that is looking to make a leap in the ACC next season. Cross Country Coach Vicky Pounds calls her, “A talented runner that will bring a lot of energy and excitement to the team.”

Nicole Pizzo – Cross Country/Distance

Pizzo is from Brookhaven, Ga. and will travel to South Carolina with the aspirations of contributing to the cross country program. “A solid runner who will bring some depth to our distance squad,” said Pounds.

Madison Roush – Cross Country/Distance

A native of Greenville S.C. and future graduate of Mann High School, Madison Roush will arrive at Clemson with goals of stepping right into a significant role. “It is always great to add an in-state athlete to the team,” said Pounds. “I feel that Madison has great potential to be a contributor on this team.”

Alex Teufel – Multi/Jumps (Pole Vault)

Hailing from Royersford, Pa., Teufel is a great addition to the squad in the pole vault event. He will look to make an immediate contribution to the team.

“I would say, overall, this is one of our best signing classes,” said Clemson Track and Field/Cross Country Director Mark Elliott. “All signees should have an immediate impact on all of our teams, cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. All the event groups were addressed with our midterm signees and fall ’22 signees. I am looking forward to their futures here at Clemson University.”

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