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Mar 29, 2019

Voeks Wins Discus Title Friday at Florida Relays

The Lead

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the second straight meet in as many weeks, Clemson junior Grant Voeks registered his second straight victory – this time in the discus- on a career best toss of 55.73m (182-10.25) Friday at the Florida Relays. With Friday’s mark, Voeks remains at No. 5 all-time in program history and is one of just two Clemson throwers to rank in the program’s top-10 in multiple events.

In addition to Voeks, Clemson saw a number of standout performances on the track as well as freshman Veronica Fraley, who set the program’s No. 2 mark in the discus.

Head Coach Mark Elliott

“I think across the board, we’re really coming along nicely,” said Clemson track & field head coach Mark Elliott. “Our team – on both sides – is competing hard and it’s showing. We obviously had some big performances today – Veronica, Andrea, Deonte and Grant – along with so many others. We’ve got to keep this momentum going all the way through our championship season.”

Men's Highlights

  • Deonte Tolbert clocked his career best – 46.33 seconds – and Clemson’s top time this season in the 400m dash. Tolbert placed sixth overall and was also the top runner out of heat No. 6.
  • In the men’s 800m race, John Lewis clocked his season-best time between indoor and outdoor with a time of 1:48.86 to place 10th Right behind Lewis, was Malik Epps who achieved his outdoor personal best with a time of 1:50.19.
  • Marcus Parker (10.39) tied his team-leading season best in the 100m dash, but this time registered a legal wind reading of 0.8. Parker placed eighth overall and was the runner-up in heat No. 4.

Women's Highlights

  • Freshman Veronica Fraley surpassed her previous personal best in the discus in just her third collegiate outdoor meet. Fraley registered a mark of 51.61m (169-4) on her third attempt of the day, which elevates her from No. 3 to No. 2 all-time in program history, and is CU’s longest toss in the event since 2013.
  • In her first outdoor 800m race at Clemson, Andrea Foster posted the program’s No. 8 time of 2:06.69. Seven Tigers now rank in the Clemson top-10 in the event under the direction of Elliott, including current Tigers Foster and Kamryn McIntosh.
  • Lakeisha Warner (57.86) turned in Clemson’s best time of the season in the 400mH, while nearly matching her PR of 57.23. Warner placed fifth overall among a field of 53 competitors. Her time is also the Tigers’ fastest of 2019.
  • Sidney Marshall (13.48) achieved her personal best in a Clemson uniform in the 100mH for the second straight week. Marshall placed eighth overall among a field of 49 competitors.

Up Next

The Tigers return to action Saturday for day three of the Florida Relays, beginning with men’s discus and women’s hammer at 11 a.m. On the track, collegiate events start at noon with the women’s 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay.

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Friday's Results

Friday’s Results

Men’s 100m
8. Marcus Parker, 10.39; personal best at Clemson
38. Fabian Hewitt, 10.69 (-1.3w); season best

Women’s 100m
12. Rebekah Smith, 11.41 (2.3w); season best

Women’s 200m
5. Rebekah Smith, 23.79 (-1.2w); team-leading season best

Men’s 400m
6. Deonte Tolbert, 46.33; personal best … won heat No. 6

Women’s 400m
20. Kendra Clarke, 54.06; team-leading season best

Men’s 800m
10. John Lewis, 1:48.86; team-leading season best
24. Malik Epps, 1:50.19; outdoor personal best
36. Oliver Lloyd, 1:51.08; season best

Women’s 800m
11. Andrea Foster, 2:06.69; personal best … No. 8 in program history
24. Kamryn McIntosh, 2:09.00; season best

Men’s 1500m
36. Daniel Shaughnessy, 3:58.26
36. Colt Griffith, 3:58.26

Women’s 1500m
25. Mikie Harris, 4:38.47; personal best

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
23. Morgan Wittrock, 11:13.82; personal best

Men’s 4x400m Relay College (prelims; top-9 advance)
8. Deonte Tolbert, Fabian Hewitt, Marcus Parker, Malik Epps, 3:09.35 (q); season best

Women’s 4x400m Relay College (prelims; top-9 advance)
4. Markeeta Thomas, Lakeisha Warner, Andrea Foster, Courtashia Felton, 3:39.87 (q); season best

Women’s 100mH
8. Sidney Marshall, 13.48; PR at Clemson
19. Ebony Williams, 13.80

Men’s 110mH
9. LaFranz Campbell, 14.12 (-1.2w); season best
49. Juwan Augustine-Mayers, 15.41

Women’s 400mH
5. Lakeisha Warner, 57.86; team-leading season best
17. Markeeta Thomas, 1:00.48; season best
24. Courtashia Felton, 1:01.42; season best

Women’s High Jump
NH. Kenya Livingston

Men’s Long Jump
8. Chris McBride, 7.11m (23-4); season best

Men’s Discus
1. Grant Voeks, 55.73m (182-10.25); personal best … Remains at No. 5 all-time … Second straight victory in a throws event in as many meets

Women’s Discus
9. Veronica Fraley, 51.61m (169-4); personal best

Women’s Hammer
28. Danielle Little, 48.54m (159-3)

Thursday's Results

Women’s 5000m
6. Erin McLaughlin, 17:07.47; personal best
10. Elizabeth Dawson, 17:18.87; personal best

Men’s Hammer
20. Joe Cline, 48.34m (158-7)

Men’s Javelin
7. Dylan Ahrens, 62.13m (203-10); season best