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Clemson Men’s Track And Field Completes Competition At Kentucky Invitational

Clemson Men’s Track And Field Completes Competition At Kentucky Invitational

Jan. 18, 2004

Results

LEXINGTON, KY – The Clemson men’s track and field team concluded competition at the Kentucky Invitational contested this weekend at Nutter Fieldhouse with nine top-five finishes. The Tigers posted those top finishes in seven different events. George Kitchens won the long jump with a leap of 24’5″, and Jason Bell was third in the triple jump with his mark of 48’9.5″. Adam Linkenauger cleared 6’8.25″ in the high jump to also place fourth. Derek Gilson took third and fifth in the shot put with marks of 56’11.25″ and 56’3″, respectively. On the track, Michael Bolling finished fourth in the 400m in 47.81, and both of the Tigers’ 4x400m relay teams finished in the top five. Clemson “A” won the event in 3:13.49, and Clemson “C” was fourth with a time of 3:17.89.

Derek Gilson recorded a season-best mark of 53’9″ in the weight throw to lead the Tigers in that event, and Nick Caramanico, Ryan Hunter each posted season-bests in the shot put. Lydell Perry paced Clemson in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.1, while Ronald Richards clocked a 21.83 in the 200m. Clay Pendleton’s time of 4:23.40 in the event was another season-best. In the 800m, Ahmad Rutherford posted a season-best time of 1:56.74, while Ryan Fenton clocked an 8:35.04 in the 3000m. Matt Pimentel each improved on their previous season-bests with times of 8:40.18 and 8:41.22, respectively.

The Tigers return to action this weekend as they host the Clemson Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 24, in a One Clemson…Solid Orange event.

Clemson Results 60m Preliminaries George Kitchens – 6.96; Robert Ibeh – 7.25 60m Hurdles Preliminaries Ryan Hunter – 8.5; Scott Kautz – 8.5; Ryan Koontz – 8.6 200m Lydell Perry (13) – 22.33; Larry Griffin (18) – 22.57 400m Michael Bolling (4) – 47.81; Robert Ibeh (13) – 49.62; Scott Kautz (T14) – 49.90 800m Ryan Hunter (36) – 2:17.82; Brent Hobbs (37) – 2:21.77 Mile Clay Pendleton’s (18) – 4:23.40; Mike Foley (21) – 4:25.81; Eric Soder (23) – 4:26.50 3000m Ryan Fenton (10) – 8:35.40; Matt Pimentel (15) – 8:41.22 4x400m Relay Clemson “A” (1) – 3:13.49; Clemson “C” (4) – 3:17.89 High Jump Adam Linkenauger (4) – 6’8.25″ Long Jump George Kitchens (1) – 24’5″; Ryan Hunter (14) – 19’11”; Ryan Koontz (17) – 18’8″ Triple Jump Jason Bell (3) – 48’9.5″; Brit Barrow (7) – 46’9″ Pole VaultAdam Klotzbach (4) – 15’5.75″ Shot Put Derek Gilson (5) – 56’3″; Nick Caramanico (12) – 49’9.75″; Ryan Hunter (20) – 42’8″; Brent Hobbs (23) – 40’9.75″; Ryan Koontz (26) – 40’2″ Weight Throw Derek Gilson (9) – 53’9″; Nick Caramanico (17) – 44’11”

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