Kiara Grant, Oneka Wilson, Ockera Myrie score big points as Clemson Tigers finish third in ACC championship

By February 26, 2023
Grant, Myrie and Wilson scored more than half of the Tigers Women's points in Louisville. Grant, Myrie and Wilson scored more than half of the Tigers Women's points in Louisville.

Kiara Grant, Oneka Wilson and Ockera Myrie accounted for more than half of Clemson University Women's 68 points at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship that concluded in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday night.

Together, the three Jamaicans scored 36 points that went a long way to putting the Tigers' women into the top three schools in the conference.

Grant, a senior at Clemson, won the 60m dash in 7.19 in a blanket finish with FSU’s Dajaz Defrand. The two women crossed the line together but the Jamaica was deemed to have 0.005s faster.

Georgia’s Sheleah Harris was third in 7.35.

Myrie was fifth in 7.38.

The winning time was outside Grant’s conference record of 7.11 but earned 10 points for her school. Myrie’s fifth-place finish earned two points for Clemson that finished third in the women’s championship.

Grant would add an additional four points finishing fourth in the 200m in a personal best 23.43. Her placing meant Clemson picked up 14 points from the race won by Ockera Myrie.

Myrie clocked a personal best 23.08, which broke Savannah Sutherland’s facility record of 23.66 set earlier in the season.

Dafrand won her second silver medal running 23.10 for the runner-up spot.

Halle Bieber won the bronze medal in 23.31.

Oneka Wilson, meanwhile, a freshman at Clemson, won the 60m hurdles in 8.12, a personal best that broke the facilities record of 8.20 set by Michigan’s Aasia Laurencin earlier this season.

Her teammate Antoinette Van De Merwe made it a Tigers 1-2 finishing second in 8.23s, a personal best.

Alexandra Webster of Florida State University came in third in 8.26.

 

 

 

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