HPU’s Faure Wins 400-meter Hurdles at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. — Junior Tristan Faure won the 400-meter hurdles and freshman Dennis Crawford took fourth in the 110-meter hurdles for the High Point University men’s track & field team at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational on Saturday in Clemson, S.C. They were the only two Panthers competing in the meet.

Rainy conditions forced schedule changes throughout the day.

“Dennis had an awesome run and looked really good, especially for the cold and rain,” said HPU assistant coach Amber Larsen. “Then the rain picked up a lot and they went to a rolling schedule after that. The 400-meter hurdles happened an hour ahead of schedule. All things considered, Tristan ran a really good time for the win. It points to him running a lot faster when he races again in good weather.”

Faure won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.51, well ahead of runner-up Wendell Forbes from Limestone, who finished in 55.11. Faure ran a career-best time of 53.28 in the 400-meter hurdles last week.

Crawford placed fourth in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.43 with a slight tailwind. He had finished ninth in the preliminaries in 14.69 with no wind. His career-best time with legal wind was 14.63 at the HPU VertKlasse Meeting on March 23. He also came back to place fifth in the 400-meter hurdles behind Faure.

High Point will have several men’s and women’s athletes competing in the Duke Twilight Meet to cap off the weekend on Sunday evening in Durham, N.C.