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Former Clemson Women’s Track and Field Athlete Claims Gold At World Championships

Former Clemson Women’s Track and Field Athlete Claims Gold At World Championships

Aug. 13, 2001

CLEMSON, SC – Two former Clemson Lady Tigers competed at the 2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships that concluded Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Former Lady Tigers Michelle Burgher and Cydonie Mothersill represented Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, respectively.

Burgher, a member of the Tigers’ 4x400m relay outdoor National Championship team, represented Jamaica in this year’s world championships, helping to lead the Jamaican team to gold. Burgher ran the lead-off leg of the 1600m relay team in the preliminaries and semifinals, in which the team recorded a time of 3:24.87 to qualify for the finals.

Two-time NCAA National Champion and former Lady Tiger Cydonie Mothersill also competed in the World Championships. Mothersill represented the Cayman Islands in the 200m, advancing to the finals where she placed fifth with a time of 22.88. She recorded a time of 22.54 in the preliminaries, and posted a time of 22.63 in the semifinals to advance to the finals.

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