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Track and Field
Tigers Earn Seven Wins Saturday at 49er Classic in Charlotte
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  03/22/2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Behind the strength of seven winning performances, Clemson track & field concluded its action at the 49er Classic at Charlotte's Irwin Belk Track on Saturday. In addition, the Tigers established five top-10 marks in the school's record books on the final day of the opening outdoor meet.

Marlena Wesh and Nia Fluker both earned victories as individuals and with the 4x400 relay Saturday. Fluker posted a time of 54.74 to win the 400, while Wesh ran 24.01 in the 200 final. The two then helped the 4x4 to a winning time of 3:37.28 to end the day. Nyjah Cousar and Olivia James rounded out Clemson's order in the relay.

Natalie Anthony capped a great opening weekend performance with a personal outdoor best in the 3000 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 9:41.22 - the seventh-best time in school history.

Shai Carpenter and Torian Ware claimed wins for Clemson's men in the field, Carpenter with a mark of 50-5.25 in the triple jump and Ware with a 7-1.75 effort in the high jump. Ware's jump was a personal outdoor best and tied for fifth in the Tiger record books.

The Tigers added 13 top-five performances Saturday, including six runner-up finishes. Marcus Brown made his return a successful one after sitting out the indoor season. The Gaithersburg, Md., product hit an outdoor best 57-1.5 in the shot put, No. 7 in school history. Another thrower, freshman James Plummer, took fourth in the men's discus with Clemson's No. 7 all-time throw of 166-9.

Also among Clemson's silver medalists Saturday was Lindsey Bellaran, who put together the eighth-best time in Clemson's history in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.74.

The Tigers resume outdoor season next weekend at the Raleigh (N.C.) Relays and Texas Relays.



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