Track & Field Heads to Clemson
Jan. 30, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State track and field team will travel to Clemson, S.C. this weekend to take part in the Bob Pollock Classic. The Wolfpack will be one of 23 schools, including fellow ACC foe and host Clemson, competing in the event scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
NC State, which tallied eight first-place finishes and 25 top-five finishes in last week’s Hokie Invitational, has a number of athletes ranked among the top five in the ACC in their respective events.
Wolfpack redshirt junior Jule Rich ranks first in the ACC in the weight throw (19.63m) and third in the shot put (16.94m), while his counterpart on the women’s side, Tremanisha Taylor, ranks second in the ACC in the shot put (16.56m).
Continuing with the field events on the women’ side, Nicole Chavis sits at third in the ACC in the weight throw (19.61m) while SeQuoia Watkins comes in at ninth (17.73m) in the weight throw and 10th in the shot put (14.42m). Nathaniel Williams ranks seventh in the weight throw (17.80m) for the Wolfpack men.
Among those who compete in multiple events, Jonathan Addison ranks third in the ACC in the high jump (2.10m) and fifth in the long jump (7.28m) while Alexis Perry is third in the long jump (6.11m) and fourth (8.46m) in the 60m hurdles.
Elizabeth Shuman (1.80m) ranks fifth in ACC the high jump while Tyra Lea (24.48), Paisley Simmons (24.49) and Tiana Patillo (24.54) come in at fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively, in the ACC in the 200m.
The schedule for this weekend has unseeded running events set for Friday with the top sections reserved for Saturday. All field events will take place on Saturday.
TEAMS ATTENDING: Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Florida A&M, Charlotte, South Carolina State, Anderson, Queens, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina, UA - Huntsville, Brenau, NC State, Charleston Southern, Southern Wesleyan, Bethune Cookman, Greenville, Claflin, Shorter, Spartanburg, Emory, Emory-Riddle, Pittsburgh, Southern
NC State Student-Athletes Competing:
WOMEN: Amara Bell, Nicole Chavis, Alyssa Dunn, Shirlee Evans, Caitlynn Filla, Denae Ford, Tatyana Glasgow, Tyra Lea, Colleen McGuire, Tiana Patillo, Alexis Perry, Sharese Roberts, Elizabeth Shuman, Paisley Simmons, Tremanisha Taylor, SeQuoia Watkins