April 26, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s track and field team will compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA, Friday and Saturday. The Tigers claimed their tenth Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field title last weekend in Orlando, FL. Clemson tallied 189 points in the Championship to edge Florida State who finished second with 183 points. The title was Clemson’s fourth in the last five years, and eighth under head coach Bob Pollock.
The Tigers will travel 13 student-athletes to compete in eight events this weekend. Sophomores Malcolm Reynolds and Doug Ameigh will compete in the high jump while junior Kai Maull will represent Clemson in the long jump. Senior Andy Giesler, the ACC’s decathlete champion, will compete in the discus throw. In the hurdles, senior Sultan Tucker and junior Todd Matthews will compete in the 110m high hurdles while senior Tony Washington will compete in the 400m intermediate hurdles. Clemson’s ACC champion 4x100m relay team of freshman Larry Griffin, junior Ato Modibo, sophomore Jacey Harper and sophomore Otto Spain will race this weekend. Clemson’s Harper, Spain, freshman Matt Thompson and Modibo will compete in the 4x400m relay. The Tigers’ shuttle hurdle relay team of Tucker, junior Ian Potter, freshman Shauntae Lovings and Matthews will also compete this weekend.
Ameigh (Washington, PA) finished second at the ACC Championships with a mark of 7’1″, a season best. He posted his second-best mark of the season at the Florida Relays Invitational, tying for fifth place as he cleared 6’10 3/4″.
Reynolds (Lexington Park, MD) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships, winning the high jump at the Florida Relays Invitational with a mark of 7’2 1/2″. He also met the provisional qualifying standard at the Clemson Relays as he won the event with a mark of 7’2 1/4″.
Maull (Lewes, DE) placed fourth at the ACC Championships with a mark of 24’5″, his season best. He finished fifth at the Charlotte Relays with a mark of 22’10 1/2″.
Giesler (Loveland, OH), the ACC champion in the decathlon, will compete in the discus throw this weekend. He recorded his season-best mark of 166’11” at the Florida Relays, and finished third at the Clemson Invitational with a mark of 152’2″. Giesler currently ranks fifth on Clemson’s all-time best list in the discus.
Tucker, an All-American from Glassboro, NJ, will compete in the 110m hurdles. He provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 13.76 at the Clemson Invitational. He most recently finished second at the ACC Championships with a time of 14.06 after recording a time of 14.01 in the preliminaries.
All-American and ACC Champion Matthews (Trenton, NJ) will also compete in the 110m hurdles. Matthews met the automatic qualifying standard at the Clemson Invitational, winning the event with a time of 13.65. He claimed the ACC title with a provisional time of 13.84.
Washington (Mt. Pleasant, SC) recorded his top times of the season at the ACC Championships last weekend. He recorded a time of 51.76 in the preliminaries and a mark of 51.77 en route to his fourth place finish in the ACC finals.
Griffin (Greenville, SC) will compete as a member of the 4x100m relay team. He recorded his season-best time of 10.59 in the preliminaries of the ACC meet. Griffin was a member of the Tigers’ relay team that won the conference meet with a time of 40.24.
Modibo (Beltsville, MD) will run on Clemson’s 4x100m relay team and 4x400m relay team. He has a season-best time of 21.06 in the 200m dash, set at the ACC Championships. Modibo is also the ACC Champion in the 400m dash, as he recorded an automatic and school-record time of 44.87. He ran a leg of the conference champion 4x100m relay team as well as the 4x400m relay that placed second at the ACCs.
Harper (Edinburgh, Trinidad) was the 100m and 200m ACC Champion with provisional times of 10.25 and 20.71, respectively. He was also a member of the Tigers’ top 4x100m and 4x400m teams and will compete on those teams for Clemson this weekend.
Spain (Columbia, SC) will compete on the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams this weekend. He recorded a season-best time of 46.40 in the 400m dash at the ACC Championships and ran on the Tigers’ 4x400m relay team that finished second at the conference meet.
Thompson (Gainesville, FL) will compete as a member of the 4x400m relay team. He recorded a season-best time of 47.56 at the ACC Championships and was a member of Clemson’s 4x400m relay team at the league championships.
Potter (Marietta, GA) will run a leg on the Tigers’ shuttle hurdle relay team. He recorded his season-best time of 14.24 in the 110m hurdles at the Charlotte Invitational. He ran on Clemson’s shuttle hurdle relay team that posted a season-nest time of 56.55 at the Clemson Relays.
Lovings (LaGrange, TX) will compete in the shuttle hurdle relay. He recorded his season-best time of 14.30 in the 110m hurdles at the preliminaries of the conference meet and was a member of the Tigers’ shuttle hurdle relay team at the Clemson Relays.
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