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Crawford Posts Top Time In The World

Feb. 12, 2000

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Clemson All-American Shawn Crawford won the 200 meters with the fastest time in the world this year to highlight the Tigers performance at the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas.

Crawford broke the Clemson record with his 20.62 sprint. The previous Tiger best was a 20.66 by James Trapp when the won the national championship in that event in 1992. Crawford’s time was also an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA meet, which will be held at Arkansas in early March.

Clemson had a provisional NCAA qualifying run in the distance medley relay. The all sophomore team of Mike Connelly, Ato Modibo, Ryan Demers and Fred Sharpe, raced to a 9:44.44 time. Clemson has never had an All-America performance in this event. Clemson has already qualified in the 4X400 relay for the NCAAs.

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