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Women 6th, Men 9th at ACC Indoor Championships

Women 6th, Men 9th at ACC Indoor Championships

CLEMSON, S.C. — Torian Ware and Mimi Land collected all-conference medals in the men’s and women’s high jump, respectively, to lead Clemson track & field on Friday at the ACC Indoor Championships. The women are sixth with 19 points, trailing leader North Carolina (48.5) in the team race. The Tiger men are ninth (13), trailing Florida State (30.5). In all, Clemson qualified nine women and five men for Saturday running finals.

The 60 dash proved fruitful for the Tigers. Clemson qualified four of its five entries on the women’s side, led by Myasia Jacobs (7.38). The Tigers also got personal bests out of Sabria Hadley (7.46), Samantha Elliott (7.48) and Torie Robinson (7.48). The only men’s entry was Tevin Hester, who cruised to first in his prelim with a time of 6.65.

Hester followed suit in the 200, running 21.23, and was supported by fellow qualifiers for Saturday’s final in Elijah Britton (21.49) and Michael Cheeks (21.60). The women’s 200 also yielded multiple qualifiers in Hadley (24.02) and Deja Parrish (24.23).

Earlier in the day, Elliott qualified for Saturday’s final in the 60 hurdles. The Johnson C. Smith graduate clocked a personal best 8.27, moving up a spot to seventh in the Clemson record books. Britton (7.94) put together a new best in the men’s 60 hurdles to move onto the final round.

In the distance events, Natoya Goule advanced in the women’s 800 and Grace Barnett moved on in the women’s mile. Barnett, a redshirt freshman, won her section in a time of 4:49.29, and will compete for hardware Saturday at noon.

Land had an active day in the field events. The junior was sixth in the long jump with a mark of 19-4.75, and then performed well in the high jump. She cleared 5-8.75 on her first attempt, finishing runner-up for her fourth career indoor All-ACC honor.

Ware finished his indoor career in fine fashion, collecting runner-up honors with a high jump of 6-11 Friday. Ware’s honor is the third of his career.

The event concludes Saturday. The first running final is set for 12 p.m.

Men’s Scores (6 events)

1. Florida State, 30.5; 2. North Carolina, 30; 3. Duke, 25; 4. Virginia Tech, 24; 5. NC State, 23; 6. Virginia, 21; 7. Syracuse, 20; 8. Miami, 16.5; 9. Clemson, 13; 10. Pittsburgh, 12; 11. Louisville, 8; 12. Notre Dame, 6; 13. Wake Forest, 5.

Women’s Scores (7 events)

1. North Carolina, 48.5; 2. NC State, 41.5; 3. Florida State, 28; 4. Duke, 27.5; 5. Wake Forest, 19.5; 6. Clemson, 19; 7. Miami, 16; 8. Louisville, 15; 9. Notre Dame, 14; 10. Virginia Tech, 11.5; 11. Boston College, 9; 12. Syracuse, 8; 13. Virginia, 6.5; 14. Georgia Tech, 6; 15. Pittsburgh, 3.