June 25, 2001
Eugene, OR – Former Clemson men’s track and field standout Shawn Crawford won his first national championship at the GMC Envoy USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field this weekend. Crawford, the indoor world champion in the 200m, claimed his first American title in the 200m dash, and finished fifth in the 100m dash. With his finish in the 200m, he qualified for the World Championships to be held in Edmonton, Canada, on Aug. 3-12.
Crawford, who now runs for Mizuno, recorded a time of 20.31 in the preliminaries of the 200m to advance to the semifinals. He posted a time of 20.49 in the semifinals and ran a time of 20.54 to claim the title. In the 100m dash, Crawford recorded a time of 10.14 in the semifinals to advance to the finals in which he finished fifth in 10.09.
Clemson sprint and hurdles coach Charles Foster said, “I am really proud of Shawn. His results show that dedication can pay off. He is doing a pretty fair job of sticking to task. The next step is winning his second world championship, and he will be ready for that.”
As a Tiger, Crawford was the most decorated men’s track and field athlete in Clemson history. He was an 11-time All-American, a three time National Champion in the 200m dash and is the American indoor record holder in the 200m dash with a time of 20.26.
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