Tye Hill, Airese Currie Qualify For East Region Championships

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ATLANTA, GA - The Clemson men's track and field completed competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday at the George C. Griffin Track. Tye Hill, Scott Kautz and the Tigers' 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams highlighted the second day of competition for Clemson. Hill recorded a season-best and regional qualifying time of 10.48 in the 100m dash, while Kautz placed third in the 400m hurdles with his season-best and regional qualifying time of 52.04. Clemson's 4x100m relay team of Larry Griffin, Otto Spain, Airese Currie and Tye Hill placed second in the event with a regional qualifying time of 40.05. The Tigers' 4x400m relay team of Michael Bolling, Rashad Gardner, Roy Cheney and Otto Spain also qualified for the regional meet, winning the event in 3:07.23. Larry Griffin also posted a time of 10.48 in the 100m dash preliminaries, and Jacey Harper finished the 100m in 10.76. Harper led three Tigers in the 200m dash, with a third-place finish and time of 21.49. Ronald Richards posted a season-best 21.52 to place fourth, and Tye Hill was eighth in 21.63. Warren Eure competed in the 400m, finishing in 49.44. Itay Magidi tied for fourth with a season-best and regional qualifying time of 3:48.78 in the 1500m. Roy Cheney recorded a time of 18.26 in the 110m hurdles, and Marcus Hodge posted a time of 52.91 in the 400m hurdles. Ryan Fenton's time of 9:14.69 in the 3000m steeplechase was a personal-best performance. In the field events, Terrance McDaniel cleared 6'9.5" in the high jump to place third, and Ryan Lewis cleared 16'6.75" in the pole vault to tie his season-best regional qualifying mark. In the long jump, George Kitchens set the Clemson record with a leap of 25'10.75" to win the event, and Kai Maull placed fourth among collegiate competitors with his mark of 24'4.25". Derek Gilson and Matt Lombardi competed in the shot put, recording marks of 51'8.5" and 51'8.25", respectively.

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