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Barnett, Amsterdam Make Program History In NCAA Finale
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  03/11/2017

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Grace Barnett and Iana Amsterdam both made Clemson history on the final day of the NCAA Championships, marking the end of the indoor season. Barnett and Amsterdam each finished their 2017 campaign as Second-Team All-Americans.

Barnett was tripped up in a battle for position in the mile, resulting in a 10th place finish and a time of 4:38.27. The effort marks back-to-back seasons in which Barnett finished 10th at the indoor NCAA Championships, however, this year’s final was much faster as she clocked in at 4:48.55 a year ago.

With her performance, she becomes the only Tiger in program history to earn All-America status in the mile twice. Only Barnett and Tina Krebs in 1986 have been awarded the honor on the women’s side and Wybo Lelieveld is the lone All-American in the event for the men.

Amsterdam registered a leap measuring 42-10.25 to take 12th place to earn her second indoor All-America honor in the triple jump. The finish is an improvement from her NCAA Championship debut two years ago as she jumped 38-11 to take 16th place as a sophomore. She now joins Jasmine Brunson and April Sinkler as the only two-time indoor triple jump All-Americans in Clemson history.

Clemson now shifts its focus to the outdoor season as the Tigers are slated to compete in the Charlotte 49er Classic on March 17 and 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina.



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