Clemson, S.C. (EETV) - Freshman Anthony Schwartz broke the Auburn University freshman record for the 60m twice at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational. Schwartz broke the record first in the semifinal heat finish in 6.62, then went on to break it again running a 6.59. Schwartz is a dual-sport athlete, participating in football as well as track.
In just his second college track meet, Schwartz is already shining, equalling the best freshman time nationally. He finished third in the 60m dash, where he faced three of the the top nine times in 2019.
When asked about the record, Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said, “Anthony really lit it up…He’s still making that transition (from football) and has a lot of room for improvement.”
Schwartz was not the only Auburn athlete shining at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational, as 12 personal bests were set. Auburn also took home one event win and three third-place awards.
Another dual-sport athlete, Noah Igbinoghene, set a new PR in men’s long jump of 7.71m/25-3.5 and finished third.
Over the two-day meet, Auburn set 26 person bests, 15 coming from the distance team.
The Tigers will be in action again in the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., February 22-23.