April 20, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Clemson men’s track and field team finished second at the 2002 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships held this weekend at the University of Virginia. Florida State won the meet with 201.5 points, while Clemson tallied 158 points. North Carolina finished third (118 points) and NC State was fourth with 103 points. Georgia Tech placed fifth (81 points), Virginia was sixth (67.5 points), Wake Forest was seventh (63 points), Maryland finished eighth (17 points) and Duke was ninth with 10 points.
Eugene Lee was fourth (10.56) and Airese Currie finished in sixth with a time of 10.60. Thomas recorded a time of 13.74 to win the 110m hurdles, and Todd Matthews was the runner-up with a time of 13.75. Thomas also won the 200m dash with a time of 20.73, while Otto Spain was eight (21.67) and Larry Griffin finished ninth (21.78). Ato Modibo finished second in the 400m dash with a provisional qualifying time of 45.81, while Otto Spain scored for the Tigers’ with a fifth-place finish in 46.42. Scott Shaw placed sixth in the 1500m run with a time of 3:49.01 to score for the Tigers. In the 800m finals, Marcus Hodge posted a time of 1:52.27 to finish ninth. Jason Meany finished fourth in the 5000m run with a time of 14:27.31.
The 4x100m relay team of Airese Currie won the event with a provisional and season-best time of 39.86. Clemson’s 4x400m relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:10.38.
Doug Ameigh placed third in the high jump, clearing 6’10.75″, while Terrance McDaniel placed fifth (6’10.75″) and Bryant Howe was eighth (6’10.75″). In the hammer throw, Brett Varner finished eighth with a mark of 176’9″. Rick Hill finished second in the decathlon with 7165 points and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships, while Matt Thompson was sixth (5738 points) and Ian Potter finished eighth (5464 points). In the triple jump, Clemson took second and third. Brit Barrow was the runner-up with his mark of 15.57m/51’1″ and Terrance McDaniel took third with a mark of 15.36m/50’4.75″.
The Clemson men’s track and field will compete at the 2002 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA, Apr. 26-27.
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