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Paladins Compete In Final Day Of Clemson Indoor Meet

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Freshman Jack Klecker placed fifth in the mile with a time of 4:17.75 to lead Furman indoor track and field teams in the final day of the JRF Combined Events Invitational at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex.  Sophomore Wilkerson Given was tenth in the event with a personal-best time of 4:28.51, and freshman James Perez placed 13th after recording a time of 4:29.22.

Junior Chris Caldwell finished sixth with a personal-record time of 8:47.90 in the 3000m.  Freshmen Tyler Greathouse (9:23.90) and Quinn Lackey (9:55.31) placed 21st and 24th, respectively, in the event.  In the 200m, sophomore Raul Rodriquez was 22nd with a time of 23.74, and junior Michael Kelly took 27th after posting a personal-best time of 25.43.  

For the Furman women's team, senior Jenna Callahan placed ninth in the mile with a time of 5:16.17.  Sophomore Emily Wirzba and freshman Catherine Burton placed back-to-back in the event, with Wirzba (5:20.50) in 11th place, and Burton (5:20.58) in 12th place.

In the 3000m, junior Rebecca Shelton (10:53.35) placed 13th, followed by freshman Julia Means (10:55.70) in 14th.  Sophomore Haley Gray took 16th place in the event with a time of 11:07.23.  Senior Starr Belmont placed 32nd in the 200m after turning in a time of 28.25.

The Paladins' 4x400m relay team of Callahan, sophomore Misha Holmes, junior Erin Barker, and freshman Alexa Wilton placed tenth with a time of 4:13.05.

Furman will compete at East Tennessee State February 4-5.