Dec. 1, 2000
Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson men’s cross country, track and field program has signed five new student-athletes, head coach Bob Pollock announced Friday. Larry Griffin (Greenville, SC), Matt Gunn (Idaho Falls, ID), Eugene Lee (Augusta, GA), Graham Lovett (Summerville, SC) and Terrance McDaniel (Gray Court, SC) will join the Tiger teams in the fall of 2001.
Griffin, a senior at Berea High School, was the South Carolina state track champion in the 100m dash and 4x100m relay. He was the state runnerup in the 200m dash and was a Junior Olympic All-American.
Gunn, the Idaho state cross country runnerup, will graduate from Idaho Falls High School. He is a two-time District 6 cross country runner of the year and was all-state in the 3200m and the 2000m steeplechase. He is also a National Honor Society member and is listed among Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
Lee, another Who’s Who Among High School Students honoree, is a senior at Augusta’s Butler High School. He was the USATF national champion in the 200m and was the runnerup in the 100m dash. Lee is a three-time Hershey 100m national champion and a two-time Hershey 200m national champion.
Lovett, a senior at Summerville High School, was named to the South Carolina All-State teams in cross country and in the 1600m and 3200m. He was all-state three times in cross country and the 1600m as well as being the state runnerup in the 1600m and 3200m. Lovett was invited to the Palmetto Boys’ State and is a three-time Academic Letter recipient.
McDaniel, a Laurens High School senior, was the South Carolina state track champion in the high jump and was all-state in the triple jump.
“Our coaching staff and team members are excited to have these young men as Clemson Tigers as they are proven winners in the classroom and on the track,” said Pollock. “They are first-class student athletes from great families who will bring quality and depth to our championship program.”
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