CLEMSON, SC - Day one of the USA Junior and Senior Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, IA. Freshman distance runner Jack Andritsch headlined a solid all-around first day of action for past and present Tiger track & field athletes.
Andritsch ran to a time of 9:37.20 in hot conditions at Drake University on Thursday. He finished fourth place in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase. Fellow freshman Mimi Land was sixth in the junior high jump competition, with a clearance of 5'8.75". Also among current Tigers, sophomore Dezerea Bryant sprinted to a time of 11.61 in the 100 dash first round and qualified on time for the semifinals Friday. Reggie Lewis (10.66) and Brunson Miller (46.98) did not advance in the 100 and 400 dash, respectively.
One former Clemson standout was in action Thursday. Seven-time All-American April Sinkler took seventh place in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet even. She competed for Chula Vista Elite, a club based out of California.
Friday's action gets started with former Tiger standout Miller Moss in the decathlon at 11 AM ET. The world's No. 1 ranked 100 hurdler, Brianna Rollins, headlines Clemson's group slated for day two. ESPN2 will televise Friday's action from 8-10 PM ET.