March 9, 2001
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Clemson women’s track and field team is in second place after the first day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Lady Tigers were led by Cydonie Mothersill and Jamine Moton who turned in outstanding performances today.
Mothersill, a senior from the Cayman Islands, won the 200m dash with a record time of 22.89. The national champion set a track record, school record and personal best time of 22.84 in the preliminaries as she was also the top qualifier for the finals. Mothersill also competed in the 60m dash in which she recorded a time of 7.39, another personal best.
Head coach Marcia Fletcher Noad said, “We felt like there was no reason why Cydonie couldn’t win this race. She had this performance at the best possible time. She gave the team 10 points, had a personal best and won a national championship all at the same time – it was a great night for her.” Assistant coach Rana Reider was also excited for Mothersill as he stated, “Cydonie has waited a long time for this and we are very excited she got her national championship.”
Moton, a junior from Glassboro, NJ, finished second in the shot put. She was sixth heading into the final throw, but hit a school record and personal best mark of 53’8 ˝”. That mark was over a one-foot improvement on her previous season and personal best mark of 52’8″.
Noad said, “We are very proud of Jamine’s personal best throw. She pulled out the second place finish with the great final throw.” Assistant coach Cathrine Erickson was also excited about Moton’s performance. She said, “Jamine had awesome warmups before the preliminaries and the finals. I was a little worried about her getting into the finals because of the marks in the second heat but knew when she made it to the finals that she was talented and explosive enough to be in the hunt for the national championship. All she had to do was calm down, hit her positions and she would hit the mark she needed to hit.”
Perry Fields also competed for the Lady Tigers in the one mile run and recorded a time of 5:00.70.
Noad was pleased with the Lady Tiger’s performances today and is looking forward to seeing where Clemson will finish after Moton and the 4x400m relay team compete tomorrow. “We had a great first day finishing with 18 points and in second place. Both the coaching staff and athletes are very happy with today’s results,” said Noad. “We still have two events to compete in tomorrow. Moton will compete in the weight throw and the 4x400m relay team will wrap up the meet. Those athletes have the potential to finish in the top three in both events.”
The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will conclude Saturday in Fayetteville, AR.
Top Ten Women’s Scores After Seven Events 1. UCLA- 22.50 2. Clemson- 18 3. Houston- 16 4. Arizona- 13 5. South Carolina- 11 Colorado- 11 7. Ohio State- 10 Missouri- 10 Harvard- 10 10. North Carolina- 9.33
Clemson Women’s Day One Results 60m Dash – Cydonie Mothersill (Prelims) – 7.39
200m Dash – Cydonie Mothersill (1) – 22.89
Mile Run – Perry Fields (Prelims) – 5:00.70
Shot Put – Jamine Moton (2) – 53’8 ˝”
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