LUBBOCK, Texas — Kiara Grant’s 7.09 (7.11 altitude adjusted) 60 meter dash time in the finals at the Red Raider Open set a new standard in the ACC. Her mark obliterates Tonya Carter’s 7.15 record set in 2000 that lasted 23 years. Grant had set a personal best in every meet thus far this season, culminating in Friday’s extraordinary performance.
“We came to Lubbock to give our athletes an opportunity to compete in the same altitude conditions they will at Nationals in Albuquerque and they took advantage, remarked Program Director Mark Elliott. “Kiara set an ACC record which is absolutely huge. Victor and Gabriel both set huge PR’s, and both our men’s 4×400 relay teams are second best in the ACC which is a great place to be at this point in the season.”
Grant was not the only Tiger to put up impressive results at the Red Raider Open. Victor Ndiwa set a personal best in the 800 meter, running 1:50.75. He was trailed closely by Gabriel Ludwick with a 1:50.87.
While he did not set a personal best, Giano Roberts put on an extremely impressive performance in the 60 meter hurdles, running a 7.73. That mark was best at the meet.
At the Vanderbilt Invitational, Clemson’s weight throwers showed out. Reigning ACC Champion Daniel Cope set his season best with a 21.76 meter throw, just .01 meter off the top spot at the competition. Marie Forbes came in seventh place in a loaded field with a throw of 20.66 meters.
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