Clemson, S.C. – In the first meet of the new year, the Yellow Jackets came out strong.
Senior Avery Bartlett led the way, breaking a 31-year-old school record once held by current women’s track and field head coach, Alan Drosky.
Bartlett’s record came in the 1000m event where he finished with a time of 2:22.49, which placed him in first not only in today’s event but also the current best time in the NCAA.
“I was pleased with how the guys competed today. Avery Bartlett looked very good in his 1000m event win – breaking coach Drosky’s 31-year-old school record. Ben Jean had a very solid day as well. I look forward to seeing how we progress in the next couple of meets,” said men’s head coach Grover Hinsdale.
Other Jackets that stood out were senior Jeanine Williams, who finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8:16, Jean who finished second in the 600m event with a PR time of 1:18.83, and Dwayne Watkins who finished fourth in the 600m with a PR time of 1:21.26.
“We were excited to get back to competition after the winter break. Clemson provided a good opportunity to see where everyone is at. We had some promising performances, and we were able to identify some areas to work on. We will look to build on this and create some momentum for the season. Jeanine Williams continues to run strong and lead the way for us,” said Drosky.
The Yellow Jackets will be back at it again Jan. 18-19 in Nashville at the Vanderbilt Invitational.