Spencer Adams also qualified for the finals in the high hurdles. The Tiger senior and ACC Champion in the 110 hurdles composed a time of 13.64, by far tops in the qualifying round. He will run the final tomorrow afternoon.
Three Tigers moved on to Saturday finals in the 100-meter dash. Two members of the men's team - Tevin Hester (10.32) and Reggie Lewis (10.40) - qualified for the final while competing without sprints leader Warren Fraser, who earned his degree in Clemson on Friday. Dezerea Bryant (11.58) was the second-fastest qualifier in the women's prelims. Both finals for the 100 will take place Saturday afternoon.
Three field athletes scored top-10 finishes on Friday at Georgia Tech. Merritt Gantt hit a season-best in the javelin throw, finishing in eighth place. The newcomer connected on a throw of 177'11" in the preliminary round. Will Robinson, a senior competing in what could have been his final meet as a Tiger, hit a season-best 23'8" in the men's long jump to take eighth place. Mimi Land was ninth in the women's long jump, hitting a mark of 19'5.5".
Whitney Fountain was Clemson's lone competitor Friday at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville. The red-shirt sophomore ACC Champion in the heptathlon compiled a total of 3,139 points and is in second place through four of the seven events. She will conclude the event Saturday in the afternoon, and currently has a season-best 5,094 points. Several distance athletes will join her in action Saturday at UVA's Lannigan Field.