CLEMSON, S.C. — Jamaican Trishauna Hemmings proved to be the class of the field in the women’s 60-meter hurdles after producing another personal best to win at the 2021 Clemson Bob Pollock on Friday. Results (PDF)
Hemmings, who is the fourth fastest Jamaican this season in the event, moved into third place on the Clemson all-time performance list with her winning time of 8.12 seconds. It is also the fastest time by a Tiger since Keni Harrison’s 8.13 during the 2013 ACC Indoor Championships.
Entering Friday’s competition, Hemmings’ time of 8.12 ranks No. 4 in the NCAA.
Her time improved her previous personal best of 8.29, set on Jan. 9.
After finishing second to Destinee Rocker (8.13) in the heats with a time of 8.31, Hemmings returned to turn the tables on the American in the final.
“Trishauna is getting better each meet, and running 8.31 in the prelims shows that she’s learning how to run with the competition and compete when it matters in the finals,” said Mark Elliott, the Clemson Director of Track & Field and Cross Country.
“In talking with Coach Lennox [Graham], there’s still a lot more to come. She’s a consummate performer and continues to go in the right direction.”
Rocker finished second in the final in 8.15 seconds with another American, Tiara McMinn running 8.20 for third place, the same time as Jamaica’s Jeanine Williams.
Jamaica’s 2015 world 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams entered the final with the fastest time from heats after running 7.97 secs. However, the 28-year-old was disqualified in the title race.
In the men’s60-meter hurdles, Lafranz Campbell continued the Tigers’ success in the hurdles, after the Jamaica, opened his season with an impressive performance of 7.85. Campbell used a quick start and steady rhythm to glide over the hurdles and earn his first individual victory while at Clemson.
Natoya Goule was another Jamaican winner at the meet after she clocked 2:01.08 to secure first place in the women’s 800m. Sarah Hendrick of the USA ran a personal of 2:05.64 for second place with Andrea Foster of Guyana taking third in 2:06.15.