13 Jackets Finish in Top 5 at Clemson Opener

Dec. 1, 2007

Complete Results

CLEMSON, S.C. – James Lemons II won the men’s triple jump to lead 13 Georgia Tech track and field athletes to top-five finishes on the second day of the Clemson Opener at the Rock Norman Track & Field Complex in Clemson, S.C.

Lemons earned his second top performance of the weekend with a winning and career-best mark of 52 feet, 4 ¾ inches in the triple jump. Alphonso Jordan placed second with a career-best jump of 51 feet, 5 ¾ inches.

Andy Powlen also picked up a victory on Saturday, tossing the shot put 57 feet. Steve Marcelle finished third in the shot put event with a throw of 55 feet, 7 ¾ inches.

In the men’s high jump, Jerome Miller placed first at the season-opening meet with a best jump of 6 feet, 10 ¼ inches.

Dave Ford led the men in running events. Ford finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.16. Jordan placed seventh in the finals with a time of 8.23.

Tim Guglielmo crossed the line second with a time of 4:29.82 in the one mile race.

The women’s squad was led by freshman Erica Penk, who won the pole vault in her first collegiate meet. Penk finished with a mark of 11 feet, 11 ¾ inches. Another freshman, Joanna Wright, also finished with a mark of 11 feet, 11 ¾ inches but took home second place when Penk only needed one attempt to clear her third height and Wright needed two.

Freshman Megan Manning had a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 41 feet, 6 inches at her first meet as a member of Tech’s women’s track & field team.

Tiffany Grant crossed the line second with a time 56.67 in the women’s 400-meter. Freshman Leslie Njoku placed seventh in the 400m race with a time of 57.76.

In the women’s mile, Ashley Keck finished third overall with a time of 5:26.43. Lindsey Pickens followed Keck across the finish-line for a fourth-place finish and a time of 5:26.69.

The Jackets will have a month off to prepare for the Kentucky Invitational on Jan. 11-12 in Lexington, Ky.

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