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Roberts, 4x400 Meter Relay Advance to Finals at NCAA Championships

June 8, 2023
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AUSTIN, Texas. — Clemson had six entries on the first day of competition at the NCAA Championship meet. The men’s 4×400 meter relay highlighted the evening, as the group of Wanya McCoy, Aman Thornton, D’Andre Anderson and Tarees Rhoden set the ACC record in the event with a time of 2:59.78. The conference-record time was enough to send Clemson to the finals, while the men’s 4×100 meter relay earned second team All-America honors.

Giano Roberts was the sole individual entry for Clemson to advance to finals, running a personal best 13.35 in the 110 meter hurdles. That time is good for No. 2 in school history. Ethan Cocco finished 21st in the javelin throw and Cameron Rose finished 17th in the 200 meter dash. Roberts, the NCAA indoor 60 meter hurdles champion, will compete for the National Championship on Friday at 9:42 p.m.

Action in the women’s meet will begin on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with the hammer throw. Marie Forbes will contest the hammer throw and Lashanna Graham will compete in the 400 meter hurdles semifinals at 10:30 p.m. All action will be televised and streamed on ESPN2.

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WEDNESDAY HIGHLIGHTS

The men’s 4×400 meter relay of Wanya McCoy, Aman Thornton, D’Andre Anderson and Tarees Rhoden closed the day out with a bang, setting the school and ACC record in the 4×400 meter relay. They will compete for the National Championship at 11:21 p.m.

Giano Roberts ran a personal best 13.35 in the 110 meter hurdles to advance to finals in the event. That time is No. 2 in school history, just .04 seconds off Duane Ross’s school record. He will compete for the National Championship at 9:42 p.m. on Friday.

The men’s 4×100 meter relay of Giano Roberts, Cameron Rose, Guinove Joanus and Wanya McCoy earned second team All-America honors by finishing 11th overall with a time of 38.72.

Ethan Cocco threw 65.49 meters in the javelin throw to finish 21st overall. He garnered honorable mention All-America honors.

Cameron Rose finished 17th overall with a time of 20.51 in the 200 meter dash. He is an honorable mention for All-America honors.

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