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Clemson Men’s Track And Field Team To Open 2002-03 Season on Saturday

Clemson Men’s Track And Field Team To Open 2002-03 Season on Saturday

Dec. 6, 2002

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s track and field team will open its 2002-03 campaign on Saturday, Dec. 7, as the Tigers travel to Boone, NC, to compete in the Third Appalachian Indoor Meet. The meet is slated to begin at 11:00 AM with the field events, and the track events will begin at 11:30 AM. The remainder of the schedule will roll following those first events.

At 11:00 AM, George Kitchens, Robert Ibeh, Brent Hobbs and Ryan Hunter will compete in the long jump, followed by Matt Morgan, Hobbs and Chris Gross in the high jump. Andrew Kessler, Hunter, Adam Kloztbach, Derek Gilson will compete in the weight throw. At 3:00 PM, Gilson, Hill, Gross and Hunter will compete in the shot put.

The track events will beginwith the trials of the 55m hurdles, in which Roy Cheney, Hobbs, Rashad Gardner, Hill and Scott Kautz will compete. The 55m dash trials will follow the hurdles, and Clemson will be represented by Jacey Harper, Larry Griffin, Otto Spain, Grafton Ifill and Ibeh. Mike Barton will compete in the mile run, and Kitchens, Cheney, Gardner and Kautz will compete in the 400m. Marcus Hodge and Garrick Copes will compete in the 800m, and then three Tiger 4x400m relay teams will conclude Clemson’s competition at the meet.

The Tiger men’s track and field team is coming off a 2002 season in which Clemson finished seventh in the nation indoors and fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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