Track & Field ACCtion: Saturday, January 9

Jan. 9, 2010

Tigers Finalize Competition at Clemson Invitational on Saturday
The Tiger track & field program added 12 event titles on Saturday, the second and final day of competition at the Clemson Invitational. In total, Clemson student-athletes won 20 events, men and women combined, over the two-day meet.

Warren Fraser of Clemson won the men's 300m, clocking a time of 34.75 in the opening heat to edge teammate Justin Murdock (35.33). Kristine Scott won the women's 300m dash, holding off teammates Jasmine Edgerson and Michaylin Golladay. Scott's time was 39.41, followed by Edgerson (39.80) and Golladay (39.94).

Brianna Rollins won the women's 500m with a time of 1:14.47, holding off fellow freshman Sonni Austin (1:14.70). Rollins' time is the fourth-fastest 500m in school history. Brittany Pringley (1:17.02) was third overall. Jordan Rispress was runner-up in the men's 500, turning out a time of 1:05.22. Another newcomer, Marcus Maxey, was fourth overall (1:07.65). 

Georgia Tech Finishes off Solid Weekend at Clemson Invitational
Senior Tiffany Grant won the women's 400 meter dash to lead the Georgia Tech Track & Field team on the final day of the Clemson Invitational on Saturday.

Grant won the 400 meters with a time of 56.98 in the finals. With the win, Grant became the fourth Georgia Tech athlete to win an event on the weekend, as Mary Kate DuBard (5000 meter run), Alphonso Jordan (triple jump) and Jhanelle McLeod (triple jump) were victorious in yesterday's action.

Also in the women's 400 meter dash, Kellie Christian finished third with a time of 58.75. In the men's 5000 meter run, D.J. McMillan was Tech's best finisher in fifth place with a time of 16:17.20.