Hengst and Lewis highlighted several strong performances for Tennessee on Friday as the Big Orange was represented at three meets. Notable action from the Tiger Paw Invitational at Clemson, Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt and David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University can be found below.
Tiger Paw Invitational – Clemson, S.C.
Tennessee’s sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers opened the weekend at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex, competing against a wealth of SEC, ACC and other Power Five competition at the Tiger Paw Invitational. UT was well represented in the 60-meter dashes and 60-meter hurdles competitions and put up some historic times in the 400-meter dash to highlight Friday’s performances at Clemson.
The Lady Vol senior sprinting trio of Jacious Sears, Dennisha Page and Joella Lloyd each showcased their speed throughout three rounds of the 60-meter dash on Friday. Sears had the top times of the day in qualifying and semifinals with marks of 7.14 and 7.13, respectively, while Page won both her preliminary races in 7.23 and a lifetime-best 7.18. Her time of 7.18 in the semifinal raised the Camden, New Jersey, native to No. 4 on the all-time Lady Vol charts and equaled the No. 4 performer in the NCAA this season. Lloyd had season-best marks of 7.27 in her last two races of the day, placing seventh in the semis before picking up the win in the final.
On the men’s side, sophomore T’Mars McCallum took third in the 60-meter final as he tied last week’s PR with a mark of 6.63 seconds – the No. 9 mark in school history. True freshman Davonte Howell had a career day himself, posting a personal-best 6.64 in the semis before placing seventh in the final with time of 6.66.
Junior transfer Layla Anderson continued her strong debut season for the Lady Vols in the 60-meter hurdles, posting impressive performances in the qualifying rounds before clocking in at 8.07 seconds in the final. Her mark was…