May 16, 1998
CLEMSON, SC–Former Olympic gold Medalists Gwen Torrence and Allen Johnson both won feature events to highlight competition at the Clemson Orange & Purple Track meet at the Rock Norman Track Complex Saturday. It was the final home meet of the season for the Clemson track program.
Torrence won the women’s 100 meters with a time of 11.40, defeating Clemson’s Simone Tomlinson, who had a time of 11.49 and finished second. Torrence won the Gold Medal at the 1992 Olympics in the 200 meters.
Johnson, the 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 110 hurdles, won that event Saturday with a time of 13.22 while running for the NIKE International team. Duane Ross, former Clemson NCAA Champion in the event, finished second with a 13.26 time.
Johnson and Ross joined Steve Brown and Tony Reese to run an unofficial world record time in the shuttle hurdle relay in the day’s first event. The foursome had a 53.62 time, beating the previous world mark of 53.88. Clemson’s team of Greg Hines, Aaron Haynes, Jeremichael Williams and Sultan Tucker finished second with a new school record time of 54.99.
Clemson’s top performers in the women’s meet were Tomlinson and Nikkie Bouyer. In addition to her second place finish in the 100 meters, Tomlinson was a member of Clemson’s winning 4X100 meter relay team. Bouyer was also a member of that team and finished second in the 200 meters and fourth in the 100 hurdles.
Samantha Watt finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 55.08, while Dana Copeland was third in the high jump. ACC Champion Jamine Moton was third in the discus and fourth in the shot.
In addition to its record showing in the shuttle hurdle relay, Clemson’s 4X100 relay team was also victorious with a time of 38.97, its top time this year and an NCAA automatic qualifying figure. Clemson’s team is composed of Carlton Chambers, Charles Allen, Shawn Crawford and Kenny Franklin.
Clemson’s 4X400 meter relay team finished second in the event to Georgia Tech, but did have an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:05.66. That relay team is composed of Charles Allen, Aaron Haynes, Shawn Crawford and Kenny Franklin.
Chambers, who won an Olympic Gold Medal for Canada in the 4X100 relay at the 1996 Summer Games, finished fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.39, but he was first among collegians. His time was just short of qualifying for the NCAA.s Tony McCall of Reebok won the event in a 10.24 time. Unattached runners Anthony Jones (10.30) and Andre Cason (10.34) finished second and third, respectively.
Event Winners--Clemson Orange & Purple ClassicWomen's Events100 Meters: Gwen Torrence, Unattached, 11.40200 meters: Tanya Lawrence, Florida International, 23.12400 meters: Charmaine Howell, South Carolina, 53.64800 meters: Shawnta Person, Western Carolina, 2:11.063000 meters: Letiwe Moarakurva, Savannah International, 10:22.7h5000 meters: Marta Valentic, West Georgia, 18:58.6h100 Hurdles: Melissa Morrison, Reebok, 12.71400 hurdles: Andria King, Georgia Tech, 58.194X100 Relay: Clemson, 44.334X400 Relay: Alabama, 3:48.01High Jump: Lynn Houston, Georgia Tech, 5' 5 3/4"Pole Vault: Melissa Mueller, Unattached, 13' 1 1/2"Long Jump: Sharon Couch, Goldwin TC, 20' 10"Triple Jump: Monica Cabbler, Georgia Foundation, 42' 11"Shotput: Crystal Brownlee, South Carolina, 54' 6"Discus: Amber Jones, North Carolina, 170' 9"Hammer: Lisa Misipeka, South Carolina, 199' 10"Javelin: Lynda Blutreich, Unattached, 187' 1"
Men’s Events 100 Meters: Tony McCall, Reebok, 10.24 200 Meters: Andrew Tymes, Tyson TC, 20.78 400 Meters: Angelo Taylor, Georgia Tech, 45.14 800 Meters: Zack Whitmarsh, East Tennessee State, 1:50.77 1500 Meters: Alexis Sharangabo, Savannah International, 3:46.69 5000 meters: Michael Sarwath, Savannah International, 14:13.90 110 hurdles: Allen Johnson, NIKE International, 13.22 400 hurdles: Kevin Young, Unattached, 48.73 4X100 relay: Clemson, 38.97 4X400 Relay: Georgia Tech, 3:05.23 High Jump: Eric Bishop, UNC, 6′ 9 3/4″ Long Jump: Roland McGee, Nike International, 26′ 6 1/2″ Triple Jump: Mai Volker, Unattached, 52′ 8 3/4″ Pole Vault: Dan Harrell, Wake Forest, 14′ 5 1/4″ Shot: Brad Snyder, South Carolina, 66′ 5″ Discus: Andy Bloom, Unattached, 201′ 7″ Hammer: John Stoikos, Unattached, 221′ 6″ Javelin: Tero Angeria, Georgia, 226′ 9″
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