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Clemson’s Bell, Kitchens And Linkenauger Qualify For NCAA Championships At 2004 Clemson Opener

Clemson’s Bell, Kitchens And Linkenauger Qualify For NCAA Championships At 2004 Clemson Opener

Dec. 3, 2004

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson’s George Kitchens, Jason Bell and Adam Linkenauger kicked off their 2004-05 seasons with provisional qualifying performances in the long jump, triple jump and high jump, respectively, at the 2004 Clemson Opener held Friday afternoon. Overall, 26 student-athletes from 10 colleges and universities posted provisional or automatic qualifying performances at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility.

In the 60m dash, George Kitchens posted a time of 6.84 in the preliminaries, but did not compete in the finals due to time conflicts. In the 200m dash, Richards won the event with a time of 21.84, while Roy Cheney placed third in 22.08. Warren Eure was fourth overall with his time of 22.10. Eure was the 400m champion with a time of 49.08, and Scott Kautz and Rashad Gardner were third and fourth with times of 49.30 and 50.08, respectively. Clay Pendleton captured his first 3000m title of the year with a time of 8:49.79, while teammate Greg Isaacs placed third in 8:53.04. Brent Hobbs was Clemson’s leader in the 60m hurdles, finishing fifth in 7.96. Clemson’s “A” and “B” 4x400m relay teams took the top two spots in that race, crossing the finish line in 3:16.27 and 3:19.71, respectively.

In the field events, Clemson won three events, including the high jump, long jump and triple jump. George Kitchens won the long jump with a provisional qualifying leap of 24’7.75″, while Mickey Sheats finished fourth with a mark of 22’11”. Jason Bell captured the triple jump competition with a provisional qualifying mark of 50’11.5″, and Sheats placed third with his leap of 49’9.25″. Adam Linkenauger recorded a provisional qualifying clearance of 7’2.25″ in the high jump to win the event, while Arthur Hinton placed fourth with a mark of 6’5″. Mitch Greeley placed third in the pole vault, clearing 16’0.75″, in his first collegiate competition for the Tigers. In the shot put, Derek Gilson finished fifth with a throw of 55’6.5″ and Danny Alge was fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 53’0.75″.

The Tigers return to action Jan. 14-15, 2005, at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, KY.

Clemson Individual Results 60m Dash – George Kitchens (q) – 6.84; Corey Brown (6) – 6.86, (p) – 6.86; Robert Ibeh – 7.09; Brandon Holmes – 7.46 200m Dash – Ronald Richards (1)- 21.84; Roy Cheney (3)- 22.08; Warren Eure (4)- 22.10; Robert Ibeh (6)- 22.37; Darius Acker (7)- 22.39 400m Dash – Warren Eure (1)-49.08; Scott Kautz (3)-49.30; Rashad Gardner (4)-50.08; Darius Acker (7)-50.58; Cowin Mills (11)-51.79 800m Run – Ryan Koontz (13)- 2:05.37; Kyle Shaw (18)- 2:12.58; Brandon Holmes (20)- 2:20.57 3000m Run – Clay Pendleton (1)-8:48.79; Greg Isaacs (3) – 8:53.04 60m Hurdles – Roy Cheney (6) – 8.00, (p) – 8.11; Rashad Gardner (p) – 8.34; Arthur Hinton (p) – 8.42; Ryan Koontz (p) – 8.45 4x400m Relay – Clemson “A” (1) – 3:16.27; Clemson “B” (2) – 3:19.71 High Jump – Adam Likenauger (1) – 2.19/7’2.25″; Arthur Hinton (4)- 1.96/6’5″ Pole Vault – Mitch Greeley (3) – 4.90/16’0.75″; Brent Hobbs (7) – 4.45m/14’7.25″ Long Jump – George Kitchens (1) – 7.51/24’7.75″; Mickey Sheats (4) – 6.98/22’11”; Jason Bell (6) – 6.95/22’9.75″ Triple Jump – Jason Bell (1) – 15.53/50’11.5″; Mickey Sheats (3) – 15.17/49’9.25″ Shot Put – Brent Hobbs (15) – 11.99/39’4″ Weight Throw – Danny Alge (5)- 16.17/53’0.75″

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