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Claflin University Honors Valentine-Parris with a Sendoff

29 Jul
Sendoff Group Photo

Bessie Byrd, Liz Zimmerman Keitt (Mayor Pro tem Orangeburg, S.C.), Dr. Henry N. Tisdale (President, Claflin University), Brandon Valentine-Parris, Lincoln London (Claflin University Head Cross-Country, Track & Field Coach), Dr. Jerome Fitch (Athletics Director, Claflin University) along with Claflin University alumni, athletic and university staff and student-athlete.

Orangeburg, S.C.–With just over a week away from the 2016 Olympics, Claflin University honored its first-ever Olympian, Brandon Valentine-Parris, with a sendoff, Thursday, July 28 in the President’s Boardroom.  In attendance at the sendoff was the President of the University, Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, the athletics director Dr. Jerome Fitch, Orangeburg, S.C. Mayor Pro Tem Liz Zimmerman Keitt and members of the athletic and university staff along with Claflin University alumni.  Also in attendance were members of the University’s track & field team.

President Tisdale along with Dr. Fitch and Mrs. Keitt provided congratulations and well wishes as Valentine-Parris departs today for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  Valentine-Parris will represent his home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the 400 meters.

The opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5 with the track and field portion getting underway on Continue reading

Vincentian Brandon Parris to Represent Claflin University in the 2016 Olympics in Rio!

14 Jul

Claflin University Track & Field standout Brandon Valentine-Parris. Valentine – Parris has qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio!

Brandon finished third in the 400 meters and will represent his home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Valentine-Parris Sets Meet Record in 200 Meters at Emory Crossplex Invitational

26 Jan

Source:Claflin University

Brandon Valentine-Parris

Brandon Valentine-Parris ran a 21.48 in the 200 meters en route to setting the meet record at the Emory Crossplex Invitational

Brandon Valentine-Parris ran a 21.48 in the 200 meters en route to setting the meet record Sunday (Jan. 24) at the Emory Crossplex Invitational. The Panthers finished 7th overall in the meet out of 19 teams.

Valentine-Parris’ time also sets a record for his home country of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines. He also finished just out of Continue reading