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Mar 22, 2019

Voeks Wins Second Straight Title at UNF’s Spring Break Invitational

Results (PDF)

Jacksonville, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Clemson’s Grant Voeks achieved a personal best to secure an individual win at the UNF Spring Break Invitational. However, this year it was the shot put – not the discus throw – in which Voeks was victorious. The junior nearly surpassed the 18-meter mark with a best heave of 17.98m (59-0) on his sixth and final attempt of the day. Voeks, who PR’d at last weekend’s Yellow Jacket Invitational, now sits at No. 5 all-time in the event. The Great Falls, Virginia native surpassed his mark at last year’s meet by nearly two meters.

In addition to Voeks, the Tigers saw a flurry of record-setting performances Friday and Saturday at the Osprey’s Hodges Stadium, the site of the 2019 NCAA East Prelims (March 23-25).


• The Tiger men’s 4x100m relay team consisting of Marcus Parker, Fabian Hewitt, Alex Sands and Deonte Tolbert posted Clemson’s fastest time (39.77) since 2015. Clemson placed first overall.
• The women’s 4x100m relay, which featured Sarah Hill Rebekah Smith, Aliyah Mallard and Zeniyah Lawrence, also achieved their season best in the event. The group combined to run 44.32 seconds and was the top collegiate group.
• In her first individual event this outdoor season, Smith won the women’s 100m dash with a time of 11.47 seconds. Smith’s time is the fastest time so far this season.
• Ebony Williams registered Clemson’s fastest 100mH time since 2015 after the senior clocked 13.24. With Friday’s performance, Williams moves from No. 9 to No. 8 all-time in program history.
• Deonte Tolbert earned a second-place finish in the 400m dash after he ran a personal best, 46.92, which is also the team’s top 400m time this season.
• Half-milers Kamryn McIntosh and Andrea Foster achieved personal bests in the open 400m. Mcintosh placed fourth overall with a time of 54.72, while Foster clocked 56.02 in her first 400m in a Clemson uniform.
• Veronica Fraley continued her impressive freshman season, cracking the top-10 in the shot put. Fraley achieved a best heave of 14.66m (48-1.25), which is good for No. 6 all-time, to place second overall. Fraley now ranks in Clemson’s outdoor top-10 lists in the shot put, discus and hammer.
• Voeks also placed third in Saturday’s discus behind freshman Roje Stona, who earn runner-up status. Voeks achieved a distance of 48.95m (160-7), while Stona nearly PR’d at 57.42m (188-4).
• Thursday evening, Danielle Little cracked Clemson’s top-10 in the women’s hammer. Little achieved a best mark of 51.98m (170-6), which good for No. 9 all-time in program history. Little now sits inside Clemson’s top-10 lists in both the weight (No. 4) and hammer throws.

Head Coach Mark Elliott

“We definitely had a pretty good day,” said Clemson track & field head coach Mark Elliott. “I would say that was our best meet of the season – both indoors and outdoors. The weather was definitely better this week than it was last week, too. The hurdlers ran well. The half milers were in their off events in the 400m today and they’re coming along. The 4x100m had an excellent day and of course the throws had another big day, which they’ve been doing all year. We decided to pull out of the 4x400m because they fell a little behind schedule, but we’ll be sure to come prepared next weekend for the Florida Relays.”

Clemson Results

Men’s 100m (Friday)
3. Marcus Parker, 10.39 (+2.1w); top collegiate finisher
8. Alex Sands, 10.61
10. Fabian Hewitt, 10.64
14. DJ Ledell, 10.96 (10.951)
15. LaFranz Campbell, 10.96 (10.957)

Women’s 100m (Friday)
1. Rebekah Smith, 11.47
9. Sarah Hill, 12.09
11. Sidney Marshall, 12.14
17. Zeniyah Lawrence, 12.23
35. Harleigh White, 12.79
38. Kenya Livingston, 12.87

Women’s 200m (Friday)
6. Aliyah Mallard, 24.15
9. Ebony Williams, 24.32
24. Zeniyah Lawrence, 25.32

Men’s 400m (Friday)
2. Deonte Tolbert, 46.92;
11. Malik Epps, 48.67
18. Oliver Lloyd, 49.16
25. John Lewis, 49.71
34. Travis Hugg, 50.42

Women’s 400m (Friday)
3. Kendra Clarke, 54.54
4. Kamryn McIntosh, 54.72
6. Andrea Foster, 56.02

Men’s 800m (Friday)
6. Daniel Shaughnessy, 1:54.13
DNS. Oliver Lloyd

Men’s 1500m Invite (Friday)
Colt Griffith, sec. 1/2
John Ward, sec. 1/2

Women’s 1500m (Friday)
1. Liz Sauder, 4:47.93
3. Amelia Jones, 4:54.21

Women’s 1500m Invite (Friday)
13. Erin McLaughlin, 4:38.20
17. Elizabeth Dawson, 4:43.02

Men’s 5000m (Friday)
18. John Ward, 3:59.53
21. Colt Griffith, 4:00.75

Women’s 5000m (Friday)
4. Erin McLaughlin, 17:37.74
5. Elizabeth Dawson, 17:37.78
6. Mikie Haris, 17:43.77
DNF. Mikie Harris
DNS. Liz Sauder
DNS. Amelia Jones

Women’s 100mH (Friday)
1. Ebony Williams, 13.24; No. 8 all-time
4. Sidney Marshall, 13.52

Men’s 110mH (Friday)
2. LaFranz Campbell, 14.14
8. Juwan Augustine-Mayers, 14.82

Women’s 400mH (Friday)
2. Lakeisha Warner, 1:00.37
11. Courtashia Felton, 1:02.98
19. Olivia Cooney, 1:05.27
20. Markeeta Thomas, 1:05.27
21. Anna Brewer, 1:05.55

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase (Friday)
DNS. Morgan Wittrock
DNS. Mikie Harris

Men’s 4x100m Relay (Friday)
1. Marcus Parker, Fabian Hewitt, Alex Sands, Deonte Tolbert, 39.77; best time since 2015

Women’s 4x100m Relay (Friday)
2. Sarah Hill, Rebekah Smith, Aliyah Mallard, Zeniyah Lawrence, 44.32

Men’s High Jump (Friday)
7. Anthony Hamilton, 2.02m (6-7.5)

Women’s High Jump (Friday)
NH. Kenya Livingston

Women’s Pole Vault (Thursday)
4. Jessica Brewer, 3.50m (11-5.75)

Men’s Long Jump (Friday)
9. DJ Ledell, 6.78m (22-3)
23. Anthony Hamilton, 6.22m (20-5)

Women’s Long Jump (Friday)
6. Harleigh White, 5.37m (17-7.5)

Women’s Triple Jump (Friday)
5. Maya Hanks, 11.70m (38-4.75) (+3.3w)

Men’s Shot Put (Friday)
1. Grant Voeks, 17.98m (59-0); No. 5 all-time
13. Zico Campbell, 13.65m (44-9.5)

Women’s Shot Put (Friday)
2. Veronica Fraley, 14.66m (48-1.25); No. 6 all-time
3. Janell Fullerton, 14.63m (48-0)
DNS. Grayce French

Men’s Discus (Friday)
2. Roje Stona, 57.42m (188-4)
3. Grant Voeks, 48.95m (160-7)
11. Zico Campbell, 43.27m (141-11)

Women’s Discus (Friday)
2. Veronica Fraley, 50.38m (165-3); No. 3 all-time
3. Grayce French, 45.08m (147-10)
N/A. Janell Fullerton, fouled out

Men’s Hammer (Thursday)
6. Joe Cline, 48.20m (158-1)

Women’s Hammer (Thursday)
6. Danielle Little, 51.98m (170-6); No. 9 all-time
17. Veronica Fraley, 44.61m (146-4)

Men’s Javelin (Thursday)
DNS. Dylan Ahrens

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