Clemson University

Greeley finishes runner-up at NCAA champs

Rock Hill native Mitch Greeley placed second in the pole vault at last week's NCAA Indoor Championships, his best finish in the event and one that paced Clemson to a 12th-place team finish.

Greeley cleared 17'8.5 but was outdone by Binghamton's Rory Quiller, who vaulted 18'0.5. Greeley still earned indoor All-American honors for the second time in his career and was joined by sprinters Travis Padgett and C.J. Spiller.

Padgett couldn't duplicate his 60-meter dash title from last year and finished third. Spiller finished 10th in the 60m but was one of the top eight American runners, thus claiming an All-American certificate.

South Carolina's Jason Richardson also earned All-America honors, coming in second in the 60m hurdles by .003 seconds. He was edged by Florida State's Drew Brunson for the title.

• STRONG START: USC's George Bryan won his first career title over the weekend at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, helping guide the Gamecocks to a third-place finish.

Bryan, a sophomore, was in a six-way tie for first going into the final round. He was -4 in the first seven holes but bogeyed three of the next four before birdieing the 12th.

He made par on the next five holes and birdied the 18th to beat Alabama's Michael Thompson by a stroke.

Junior Patrick Cunning posted a career-best 13th-place finish and Mark Anderson finished 18th after leading the first round. Bryan was named SEC Golfer of the Week for his performance.

• ON THE DIAMOND: It was a rough week for the baseball teams from USC and Clemson.

The Gamecocks split six games, yet still managed to hold on to a No. 13 spot in the Baseball America poll. Clemson rallied to win two one-run games against UNC Greensboro but lost its second consecutive ACC series with two home losses to Boston College.

Each team has taken its lumps on the mound and USC fell down on defense this past weekend. Each was in action on Tuesday, USC traveling to College of Charleston and Clemson hosting Coastal Carolina.