Clemson junior Rollins sets NCAA track record

EUGENE, Ore. — Clemson’s Brianna Rollins earned her second collegiate record of the season in Thursday’s 100 hurdles semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The Miami native and red-shirt junior rolled to a time of 12.47 seconds, eclipsing Ginnie Powell’s record of 12.48 that had stood since 2006. Rollins was one of four Tigers to advance to national finals on Day 2.

Rollins will be joined in Saturday’s final by teammate Keni Harrison, who has qualified for finals in both hurdles. She will run for gold in the 400 hurdles today and in the 100 hurdles on Saturday. She and Rollins will also attempt to lead Clemson’s 4x100 relay to victory Saturday.

Charleston Southern’s Meme Jean finished 17th in 13.29

seconds in her 100-meter

hurdles debut.

On the men’s side, CSU’s

Lavon Allen wrapped up a

steller career by taking 20th in the long jump. Allen jumped 24-3 on his first jump and fouled on his final two to come up short of advancing to the finals.