Men, Women’s Track & Field Ranked in Top 15 of USTFCCCA
CLEMSON, SC – Following an outstanding showing at last weekend’s ACC Outdoor Championships, the Clemson men and women were both ranked in the top 15 Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Following their eighth straight ACC track & field team championship, the Tiger women remained 11th in this week’s rankings, while the men entered the top 25 for the first time in five years at the No. 14 slot. Florida and Texas A&M are the top two ranked women’s teams, while the Aggies and Kansas are 1-2 in the women’s rankings.
The Clemson women’s team has been ranked in the top 25 by the USTFCCCA each of the last 34 outdoor polls, dating to the 2010 season. The men, coming off a third-place team finish at the ACC Championships last weekend in Raleigh, are ranked in the top 25 for the first time since a 21st-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Several members of the women’s track & field team are ranked in the top 20 of the national performance list in their respective events. Brianna Rollins and Keni Harrison are 1-2 nationally in the 100-meter hurdles, while Harrison is sixth in the 400 hurdles. The two helped the 4x100 relay to a season-best 43.59 last weekend in a fourth straight ACC gold medal performance, and the Tigers’ time is third-best in the NCAA this outdoor season for that event.
Other top-10 ranked performers from the women’s team are Rollins in the 200 dash (23.02), Jasmine Brunson in the triple jump (42’9”), and the 4x400 relay (3:33.10).
Spencer Adams is the highest ranked athlete in any men’s event. He currently boasts the nation’s second-best time in the 110-meter hurdles at 13.40. Senior classmate Marcus Maxey is 11th in the event (13.67). Brunson Miller is ninth in the 400 dash (45.93).
Several more student-athletes from the men’s team are in the top 15: Tevin Hester (10.22) and Warren Fraser (10.29) in the 100 dash, Ty McCormack in the 3000 steeplechase (8:50.81), Jameel Abdul-Mateen in the long jump (25’2”), and the 4x100 relay (39.84).