Tigers’ Terstappen wins pole vault at Penn Relays

— Philadelphia area native Lauren Terstappen won the women’s pole vault Thursday to begin Clemson’s three-day stint at the Penn Relays, the world’s oldest annual track & field competition. Terstappen is from Phoenixville, just a 45-minute drive from Franklin Field, site of the Penn Relays.

The redshirt graduate student was the only competitor to clear the bar at 13-5.25, and she did it on her first attempt to claim the championship. It was the second clearance of 13-5 or better this outdoor season for Clemson’s record-holder in the event.

Wofford’s Matt Milburn is one of 46 players named to the initial watch list for the Pitcher of the Year Award presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Milburn, a junior from Dallas, leads the SoCon with an 8-0 record. He leads the conference in innings pitched with 67.1 and also leads in ERA at 2.67. Milburn is also sixth in the league with 55 strikeouts and a .243 opponent’s batting average.

Others from the Palmetto State on the list are: Taylor Clarke (College of Charleston), Matthew Crownover (Clemson) and Austin Kerr (Coastal Carolina).