Former Evans track star Roy Cheney followed up his sensational freshman campaign at Clemson University with a solid second year.
The 6-1 hurdles specialist was one of the most highly decorated athletes in recent Evans history. As a senior he was the state champion in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles, while being ranked third nationally in the 400 meter hurdles. He was a three-time Evans track and field MVP, and following high school he chose to attend Clemson on a track scholarship.
Once on campus, he wasted little time making an impact for the Tigers. As a freshman, Cheney earned All-ACC honors in three separate individual events: 110 meter hurdles (outdoor), 60 meter hurdles (indoor), and the 400 meter hurdles (outdoor). He claimed the ACC championship in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.15 second. He was also a part of the Tigers' 4x400 meter relay team that finished seventh at the NCAA Championships.
This season Cheney had some great moments as well. He was part of Clemson's Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team that finished second at the prestigious Penn Relays. At that event, Cheney was also 13th in the 400 meter hurdles. At the ACC Championships he was the fastest qualifier in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 52.29 seconds.
Cheney went on to finish 4th in the conference in both the 400 meter and 110 meter hurdles. Also, at the NCAA East Regionals, Cheney was part of Clemson's 4x400 meter relay team that finished with a time of 3:09.63, good for eighth at the event.
That is an incredible list of accomplishments for someone with just two years under their belt. Cheney is known for his great work ethic, and the Clemson coaching staff is expecting big things from the former Knight next season.
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