CLEMSON, S.C. — The sprint medley teams both posted top-five finishes Friday evening to highlight the second day of action for Clemson track & field at the prestigious Penn Relays. In addition, two individuals and both 4x400 relays qualified for championship finals Saturday at Philadelphia's Franklin Field.
The men's sprint medley took third place with a time of 3:18.74, thanks to the efforts of a team consisting of Michael Cheeks, Cordell Lamb, John Lewis and Mpho Makofane. The first three members of the group had combined with freshman Terrell Jackson earlier in the day to post a time of 3:08.02 to qualify for Saturday's 4x4 final.
The women's sprint medley was fifth place Friday, turning out a top-three time in program history at 3:49.36. In Thursday women's relay action, the 4x4 team of Olivia James, Ebony Williams, Ersula Farrow and Lakeisha Warner. Individually, Williams qualified for Saturday's final in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.63, while Torie Robinson did the same in the 100 (11.58).
Iana Amsterdam followed a B-section win Thursday in the long jump with a fourth-place effort in the championship section of the triple jump Friday. She produced a jump of 42-7. In men's long jump action, Chris McBride was third overall with a leap of 24-7.75.
The relays conclude Saturday. NBC Sports will carry action from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and live from 5:30 to 6:30.