GREENVILLE, S.C. – Micah Williams paced the Tigers once again in the Furman Classic, leading the men to a fifth place finish while Alexa Womack turned in a strong performance to lead the women to a fourth place effort.
“Today was the second half of yesterday’s workout,” said assistant coach Michael Porter. “We’re still working through these early season meets and aren’t worried about the overall team results yet. We’re focused on the individual efforts to keep getting better.”
“We asked a lot of everyone getting some work done yesterday afternoon and continuing that effort this morning. They stepped up ad got it done. Williams continues to be a consistent performer and Alexa Womack had a great bounce-back effort compared to last week when she wasn’t 100%.”
Womack clocked in at 22:08.71 to finish 11th with Morgan Wittrock (22:24.23), Erin McLaughlin (22:39.91) and Jenna Gearing (22:44.07) all finishing right behind her within 20 seconds of each other. Ersula Farrow was Clemson’s fifth finisher, crossing the finish line at 23:05.86. Each of Clemson’s top five harriers finished among the top 25 competitors in the 6k race.
Williams led the Tigers in his second-straight race, completing the 8k 15th overall. Not far behind was Mpho Makafane (25:53.10) in 19th place and Justin Lippert (25:56.04) in 21st. Clayton Wilson and Andrew Emery rounded out the top five, finishing the race with times of 26:36.97 and 26:43.28 respectively.
“We did not race at full strength today on both, the men and women’s side,” said head coach Mark Elliott. “Today also gave us a good idea about what kind of team we have leading into more competitive part of the season.”
Clemson’s next test is slated for Friday, September 23 in Charlottesville, Va., at the Panorama Farms Invitational.
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