Jan. 27, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson track & field program will split up its rosters this weekend, with the majority of student-athletes competing at home for the JRF Combined Events Invitational. A small group of men’s and women’s competitors will take part in the Penn State National Invitational as well. Both meets will be held Friday and Saturday.
Four men’s athletes and 10 representatives from the fourth-ranked women’s team will travel to State College, PA for the national meet. The event will be held at Penn State’s Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, a 200m surface with banked turns.
On Friday, Clemson will compete athletes in the men’s and women’s 60m dash, 60m hurdles and long jump. Among those in action are sophomore Joe Craig, Warren Fraser and Justin Murdock are entered in the men’s 60 on Friday.
Sinkler will compete in the high jump Saturday morning as well. Clemson will debut some of its top athletes in the sprints later that afternoon. Jordan Rispress is entered in the men’s quarter mile. Stormy Kendrick, national leader in the 60m dash, will compete in her first 200m event of the 2011 season. Saturday’s action concludes with the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays, beginning at 5:10 PM.
Back in Clemson, the Tiger teams will play host to several schools from the Southeast region at the JRF Combined Events Invitational. The meet was named years ago to honor the memory of former men’s assistant Jarrett Ryan Foster, who coached 12 All-Americans during his time at Clemson.
Miller Moss of the men’s team will take part in the multi-event competition. Moss is a two-time winner of the heptathlon at the JRF Combined Events Invitational, taking home the top honor in 2008 and 2010. Moss is the school record-holder with 5,699 points, achieved in a runner-up ACC finish a year ago. The action gets underway on Friday with the running of the 60m hurdles at 12:00 PM. The 60m dash, the first event of the heptathlon, will be held shortly after the women’s hurdles race (12 PM). The heptathlon will finish on Saturday, beginning with the hurdles at noon.
The home meet will not only feature combined events, but also regular track & field events as well. Several Tiger standouts will be in action this weekend at the school’s indoor facility. On Friday, All-American Spencer Adams will run the 60m hurdles for the men’s team. Clemson will also have a large group of competitors entered in the 800m run, including men’s seniors Chris Slate and Jasen Turnbull and women’s leaders Alyssa Kulik and Kim Ruck.
On Saturday, Alex Padgett and Brittney Waller are entered in the 35-pound and 20-pound weight throws, respectively. The women’s competition will begin at noon, followed by the men. Also on Saturday, freshmen Christy Gasparino and Lauren Terstappen will compete in the women’s pole vault.
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