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Alfaro Picks Up Win at the Clemson Tiger Qualifier

Freshman Travis Alfaro won the 5000m run with his time of 16:08.65.

May 12, 2012


CLEMSON, S.C. - A select group of members of the Western Carolina University Track & Field team competed at the first day of the Clemson Tiger Qualifier held at the Rock Norman Complex on the campus of Clemson University Friday. All four competitors who participated Friday finished in the top six of their respective events.

In the men's 5000-meter run, freshman Travis Alfaro placed first with his time of 16:08.65. Alfaro's best time this season in the event came back in March at the 49er Classic when he ran a time of 15:25.54.

Senior Jamie Van Pelt picked up a second place finish in the discus with his best throw of 47.98m. On the women's side, freshman Alisha Bradshaw placed fourth with her throw of 44.36m. Bradshaw broke her own school record in the discus last week in Clemson when she threw a 47.17m. She also leads the Southern Conference in the discus.

Burlington, N.C., native, Bob McNeil, jumped 6.92m in the long jump to place sixth in the event. It is his second-longest jump of the outdoor season.

Tomorrow, members of the WCU Track & Field team will be competing in Day Two of the Clemson Tiger Qualifier with other members taking part in the Georgia Tech Invitational. A complete wrap up of the day's events can be found at