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Women’s Track & Field Wins Five Events at Orange & Purple Classic

Women’s Track & Field Wins Five Events at Orange & Purple Classic

May 6, 2006


The Clemson women’s track & field team competed at the Orange & Purple Classic on Saturday at the Rock Norman Complex. Della Clark won the hammer throw with a regional-qualifying mark. Patrice McMillan also won the 800m on Saturday, her second win of the season in that event. In total, five Lady Tigers won events and two posted regional-qualifying efforts.

McMillan posted a time of 2:11.91 in her 800m win. Finishing fourth for the Lady Tigers in that event was Thea Dix, who had a time of 2:15.25. Candice Johnson was sixth with a time of 2:18.31. Jenny Barton won the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:21.49.

In the 100m hurdles, Tia Perry placed 11th overall with a time of 14.65.

Beth Jordan was second in the pole vault after matching her season-best with a clearance of 11’11.75″. Anni Korhonen won the high jump with a clearance of 5’7″, her personal best and fifth-best in Clemson outdoor history. Felicia Hawthorne tied for third with a clearance of 5’3″.

Allison Bradshaw finished runner-up in the shot put after recording a mark of 41’10”. Clark captured the hammer throw title after a toss of 184’1″. Rochelle Kokayko hit a mark of 179’6″ to finish second, while Catheryne Porter (142’9″) placed eighth.

Krystal Woods captured the javelin throw with a mark of 139’9″. She already has qualified for the East Region Championships in that event with a mark of 144’7″ earlier this season. Woods also was fifth in the discus at 136’5″, while Porter finished sixth (132’4″).

The Lady Tigers return to action next weekend to take part in the North Carolina A&T Invitational in Greensboro, NC.