May 1, 2004
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team qualified two student-athletes for the 2004 NCAA Region Championships at the NC-SC All-Star Meet held at the Rock Norman Track and Field Complex on Saturday. The Lady Tigers won seven event titles, including the 110m hurdles, pole vault, long jump, shot put, discus, hammer and javelin, and Clemson’s Sara Young posted NCAA East Region Championship qualifying marks. Team North Carolina (Brevard, Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, UNC Wilmington) won this year’s meet with 511 points, as Team South Carolina (Charleston Southern, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Morris) amassed 472 points.
In the 100m, Jelyn Quick and Marquita Dortch finished third and fourth with times of 12.51 and 12.69, respectively. Dortch also placed fourth in the 200m with a time of 25.73, and Quick scored for Team South Carolina with a sixth-place finish and time of 25.97. In the 110m hurdles, Quick won the event with her time of 14.09, and Dortch recorded a season-best performance of 14.36 to finish third.
Sara Young cleared a season-best and regional qualifying mark of 12’8.25″ to capture the pole vault, and Gisele Oliveira won the long jump with her mark of 19’2″. Felicia Hawthorne placed fifth in the high jump with a mark of 5’0.25″. Della Clark was another event winner for the Lady Tigers, claiming the shot put with her throw of 44’1.5″. Krystal Woods recorded a season-best effort of 144’2″ in the discus throw to claim that event title. In the hammer throw, Clark once again won the event, posting a season-best of 172’11”. Woods was the runner-up in the hammer (161’10”) and Allison Bradshaw placed fifth with a mark of 141’0″. Pickett also claimed the javelin throw with her mark of 112’4″ and Christina Moore placed third (95’5″).
The Lady Tiger track and field team returns to action on Saturday, May 8, as Clemson hosts the Orange & Purple Classic.
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