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Apr 22, 2021

Track & Field Travels to Orlando for UCF Knights Invite

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson track and field program is set to compete at UCF’s Knights Invite from April 23-24 at the UCF Soccer and Track Complex in Orlando, Fla. Spectators will be allowed at the meet, but will be required to remain in the bleachers at the track and field stadium. Masks are also required at all times and everyone is encouraged to social distance.

Clemson will start its competition on Friday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. with the women’s 400-meter hurdles and will resume action at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday with the women’s 4x100m relay.

“It’s another opportunity for the team to get better,” said Mark Elliott, Clemson’s Director of Track & Field. “The way I look at it, we’re approaching championship season as it relates to conference and then regionals and nationals… Here goes another opportunity to take advantage of!”

Friday’s action is set to start in emphatic fashion as the women’s 400m hurdles will feature Lakeisha Warner, Nicolee Foster and Kori Carter. Warner and Foster currently hold two of the fastest times in program history for the event, as they enter the weekend with respective personal bests of 57.21 and 57.73. Olivia Cooney will represent Clemson in the second heat of the event and enters the weekend with heaps of momentum having already recorded a personal best at each meet this season.

The Tigers will be well represented in the distance events on Friday, as a total of 11 Clemson athletes are entered across the women’s and men’s 1,500m. Riley Coggin, Meredith Finley and Josie Wirtz will lead the way for the women in the metric mile, as all three have already dipped under 4:41 this season in the event. Coggin has the fastest PR out of the group after running 4:39.30 at the Florida Relays.

Saturday’s action will begin with the women’s 4x100m relay and will be followed closely by the heats of the women’s 100m hurdles. Sidney Marshall and Trishauna Hemmings will lead the way for the Tigers in the straight-away hurdles, with both ranking highly amongst ACC competitors this season. Hemmings ran into the Tigers’ record book at last weekend’s USC Open by recording the ninth-fastest mark in program history after winning the event in a wind-legal time of 13.29.

Clemson’s middle distance talent will be out in full force on Saturday as Kameron Jones and Laurie Barton are set to return to action. Jones will contest the men’s 400m at 1 p.m., while Barton will run her second outdoor 800m of the season and will look to lower her season’s best of 2:04.21 which ranks sixth all-time. Leah Disher will return to the women’s half-mile after winning the event last weekend in Columbia by crossing the finish line in 2:10.50.

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

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