CLEMSON, S.C. - The Cougars had a strong finale on the second day of the Bob Pollock Invitational, putting the “track” in track & field with strong performances in the sprints and distance events.
Freshman Ellen Feringa and junior Carlee Cassidy made the biggest impressions at the meet by finishing first and second overall in the 3000m run. With a time of 10:18.04, Cassidy was less than a tenth of a second off her PR, but Feringa managed to clock in at 10:16.88, making her the fourth-fastest 3000m runner in CofC history.
The 4x400m relay squad consisting of Kennay Agnew, Deanna King, Jordan Gravelle and Alexia Neal finished eighth overall at the meet with a time of 4:00.17, putting them within striking distance of the school record time of 3:59.43 set two years ago.
Agnew, who's had a sensational start to her collegiate career, made yet another mark with a 13th place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 26.23, making her the third-fastest in CofC history. Timesha Moody (26.80) and Catherine Shanley (26.97) finished close behind, establishing PR times for both.
In the middle distance, Marissa Small-Towns finished tenth overall with a time of 2:21.82 in the 800m, which inches her up from fifth to fourth-fastest in school history. Finally, Aisha Maddox managed a fifth place finish in the 600m, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:43.20.
“We still have a lot of technical work to do, but I'm pleased to see how we're competing as a whole,” head coach Amy Seago said.
The Cougars will have the next week and a half to prepare before they ship off to High Point, N.C. for a mid-week meet on Thursday, Feb 11.
ECAC Qualifying Marks Cara Butcher – 5000m (17:24.56) Julissa Tindall – High Jump (1.83m) RoShani Glover – Triple Jump (12.10m)