Panthers' 4x400m Relay Post Qualifying Time at Gamecock Opener


COLUMBIA, SC (January 15, 2024) – The Claflin University Panthers made a triumphant return to action at the 2024 Gamecock Opener. The Panthers had several terrific performances at the two-day meet.

The highlight of the day came on the track where the Claflin sprints and middle-distance performers had a great showing. Claflin sophomore Jonathan Flemister had a great day with an 11th place finish in the men’s 60m dash preliminaries with a 6.86. He also placed 6th in the men’s 300m dash with a 34.18. He finished the day as a member of the Panthers’ 4x400m relay team that ran an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 3:13.22 to finish fourth. Senior Zion Murry placed second in the men’s 600m with a 1:19.39. Sophomore Jakarriez Sanders added a pair of sixth place finishes in the men’s 800m run with a 1:57.62 and a 2:38.4 in the men’s 1000m run.

The Panthers will return to the University of South Carolina Indoor Track & Field Complex at the Carolina Challenge. For more information on Panthers track & field, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to