CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson track & field team is set to travel to Auburn, Alabama, for its fifth outdoor meet of the season at Tiger Track Classic. The meet will take place Friday and Saturday at Auburn’s Hutsell-Rosen Track.
“Because of back-to-back weekends of traveling, our group that’s going this weekend is not our full group,” said head coach Mark Elliott. “These are student-athletes that need more opportunities to compete, especially with last week’s weather situation [at Crimson Tide Invitational], where we weren’t able to accomplish some of the things we wanted to. That’s just mother nature – you can’t control it. So, there are some people going this weekend who we think have a good chance to get on the board in terms of qualifying for the NCAA [east] regional meet.”
Joe Cline will get things started for the Tigers Friday in the men’s hammer throw at 3 p.m. (EST). On the track, Morgan Wittrock will represent Clemson in the women’s 5000m run at 8:45 p.m. (EST) Friday evening. On Saturday, Grayce French leads off for the Tigers in the women’s shot put at noon (EST), while Mikie Harris and Jackson Goodwin are set to open Saturday’s running events at 1:15 p.m. (EST) in the 1500m.
The Tigers are coming off an impressive outing at Alabama’s Crimson Tide Invitational, despite unfavorable cold and windy conditions, in which the Tigers set seven NCAA east regional qualifying marks if the meet were held today. Most notably of those qualifying marks is freshman Kamryn McIntosh, who won her first-ever open 800m outdoor race last Saturday. McIntosh turned in a time of 2:06.13 which put herself at No. 4 in program history. She also currently ranks 10th in the east region and 13th in the NCAA in the 800m, entering this weekend’s meet.