SAVANNAH, GA (March 6, 2022) – The Claflin University men’s track & field team got the outdoor season started in a big way when the team headed to Savannah, Georgia for the Savannah State Tiger Relays, Saturday. With some great efforts in both sprint and field events, the Panthers really made a name for themselves at the meet.

Several of the Panthers’ top performances came on the track. Sophomore Chandar Anderson set the tone for the team with a second place showing in the men’s 400m dash. He ran a 50.03 to lead all sprinters in the event. Freshman Darius Holmes also had a strong day when he finished second in the men’s 400m hurdles with a 58.09. Holmes also placed sixth in the men’s 110 hurdles with a 16.24. The Panthers’ 4x400m relay also had a great day when they placed second in the event with a 3:22.25.

The Panthers’ field events also had a strong day as well. Junior Michael Miller had a terrific performance when he placed sixth in the men’s discus throw with a 105’8″ (32.20m) throw. Miller followed up the effort with a seventh-place finish in the men’s shot put with a 38’6″ (1.73m) throw. Fellow junior Jamario James placed eighth with a   104’10” (31.85m) throw. Senior Matthew Rox placed eighth in the men’s javelin throw with a 135’8″ (41.35m) throw.

The Panthers will get a bit of a break before returning to action. The team will return to action on March 25th when the team takes part in the Weems Baskin hosted by the University of South Carolina. For more information on Panthers track & field, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletic Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.

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