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New Era Begins at Clemson Opener
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New Era Begins at Clemson Opener

CLEMSON, S.C. (Dec. 7, 2023) – The Tim Hall Era for Gamecock Track & Field officially kicks off tomorrow as the Gamecocks travel to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the Clemson Opener for the third consecutive year.

Follow the Meet
Live results for the 2023 Clemson Opener can be found by clicking here. Fans who are wishing to watch the meet can also do so by tuning into the ACC Network Extra broadcast by clicking here. The live broadcast will begin at noon. Fans can also follow along with updates on Twitter by following @GamecockTrack.

Meet Information
The Clemson Opener will commence with field events beginning at 10 a.m. with the men’s pole vault, men’s high jump and men’s shot put to kick off the season. The final field event will take place around 4 p.m. with the men’s triple jump. The first track event for Carolina will be the men’s 600m at 12:35 p.m. with the last event on the oval being the men’s 4×400 meter relay at 5:40 p.m.

Clemson Opener History
The Gamecocks have had recent success at the Clemson Opener, winning seven events last season. The Gamecocks will be sending 25 student-athletes to compete at Clemson tomorrow, three of which captured podium finishes last season. Aalliyah Francis aims to defend her 300m crown when she clocked 36.83 a year ago. Meanwhile, Mia Joseph cleared 3.50m in the pole vault to win the Clemson Opener title as well. Jahnile Registre won the 800m race with a time of 2:13.03 last season but will now look to add the 300m trophy to her collection. Both Francis and Registre were on the 4x400m relay that won last season and will return to defend their titles in the relay event.

Newbies on the List
South Carolina will send a total of 14 fresh faces to make their Carolina debuts tomorrow at Clemson, with 11 returners looking to start off on the right track. Of the 14 male student-athletes traveling to Clemson, nine are new to Columbia and of those nine, four are true freshmen. Andrew Bond (Nebraska), Channing Ferguson (USC Upstate), Theo Mudzengerere (TCU), Conor Reilly (Lehigh) and Parker Samuelson (Tulane) make up the transfer newcomers that will make the trip for the Gamecocks.

On the women’s side, there will be 11 total student-athletes competing in Garnet & Black, with five newcomers making their Carolina debuts. All five of the newcomers competing tomorrow for the women are true freshmen: Zaya Akins, Hailey Duncan, JaMeesia Ford, Cynteria James and Hannah Togami.