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Clemson Men’s Track And Field Competes At Virginia Tech

Jan. 19, 2002

BLACKSBURG, VA — The Clemson men’s track and field team competed at the Kroger Invitational held this weekend at Virginia Tech. Red-shirt freshman Dwight Thomas posted two second-place finishes in the 60m and 200m, Terrance McDaniel won the high jump and Colt Hodge finished second in the weight throw to lead the Tigers.

Thomas posted a time of 6.76 in the 60m, while Jacey Harper finished fourth with a time of 6.84. Thomas also finished second in the 200m with a time of 21.37. Ato Modibo was the Tigers’ top finisher in the 400m, finishing fourth in 48.08. Todd Matthews and Ian Potter claimed third and fourth-place in the 60m hurdles with times of 8.16 and 8.20, respectively. Clemson’s distance medley relay team posted a fourth-place finish with a time of 10:20.03.

In the field events, George Kitchens finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 7.17m (23’6.25″). Matt Lombardi finished fifth in the shot put with a mark of 15.29m (50’2″). Colt Hodge finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 17.36m (56’11.5″), and Brett Varner finished fourth in the event (16.06m/52’8.25″). Hodge’s throw ranks him fifth on Clemson’s all-time list in the weight throw indoors.

The Tiger return to action on Jan. 25-26 at the North Carolina Invitational in Chapel Hill.

Complete Clemson Results

60m - Dwight Thomas (2) - 6.76, Jacey Harper (4) - 6.84, David Collins (9) - 6.87, Larry Griffin (11) - 6.91,George Kitchens (p) - 7.12.200m - Dwight Thomas (2) - 21.37, Jacey Harper (7) - 21.87, Otto Spain (12) - 22.18, Larry Griffin (16) - 22.45,George Kitchens (24) - 22.73, Warren Eure (25) - 22.76, Ian Potter (34) - 23.11.400m - Ronald Richards (23) - 50.36, Garrick Copes (25) - 50.46, Warren Eire (27) - 50.62.One mile - Scott Shaw (18) - 4:26.10, Mike Barton (23) - 4:32.59.800m - Marcus Hodge (15) - 1:53.76, Mike Barton (33) - 2:01.96.3000m - Matt Gunn (15) - 8:44.26.5000m - Matt Pimentel (8) - 15:23.31.60m hurdles - Todd Matthews (3) - 8.16, Ian Potter (4) - 8.24.4x400m Relay - Clemson B (11) - 3:18.76, Clemson A (13) - 3:19.67.Distance Medley Relay - Clemson (4) - 10:20.03.High jump - Terrance McDaniel (1) - 2.10m/6'10.75", Doug Ameigh (T2) - 2.05m/6'8.75".Pole vault - Andrew Kessler (T12) - 4.45m/14'7.25"Long jump - George Kitchens (5) - 7.17m/23'6.25", Kai Maull (7) - 7.12m/23'4.5".Triple jump - Terrance McDaniel (4) - 14.77m/48'5.5".Shot put - Matt Lombardi (5) - 15.29m/50'2".Weight throw - Colt Hodge (2) - 17.36m/56'11.5", Brett Varner (4) - 16.06m/52'8.25".

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