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Lady Tiger Women’s Track And Field Team Wins Clemson Invitational

Lady Tiger Women’s Track And Field Team Wins Clemson Invitational

Jan. 24, 2004

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team won the 2004 Clemson Invitational contested Saturday at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility. The Lady Tigers tallied 93 points, while Georgia Tech took second place with 91.3333 points. The University of North Carolina finished third with 85.5 points and the University of Oklahoma accumulated 56.5 points for fourth place. The University of Georgia was fifth with 48 points and the University of Alabama placed sixth with 48 points. Florida State University finished seventh (43 points), Wake Forest was eighth (39 points) and Coastal Carolina had 29.3333 points for ninth place. NC State took 10th place with 27 points, and Charlotte rounded out the field with 21.3333 points. Eighteen NCAA provisional or automatic qualifying marks were set in 12 events during the meet.

Gisele Oliveira paced the Lady Tigers, winning the long jump and the triple jump. Oliveira won the long jump with a provisional qualifying mark of 20’8.5″, then won her second event of the day with a mark of 43’9.75″ in the triple jump, a NCAA automatic qualifying mark. Jessica Cousins was also an event winner and provisional qualifier for the Lady Tigers, capturing the 200m with a time of 24.17.

Jessica Cousins won the race with a provisional qualifying time of 24.17. Jessica Cousins recorded a time of 4:00.10 to finish ninth. The Clemson women’s distance medley relay team of Randi Hinton, Sudati Masasu and Casey Phillips posted a time of 11:56.45 to take fifth in that event.

Della Clark was the top finisher for Clemson in the shot put, recording a mark of 38’4″. In the weight throw, Della Clark took 11th place with her throw of 52’5.5″.

Event Recaps 60m Dash – NC State’s Felicia Fant won the 60m dash with a provisional qualifying time of 7.41, while Amandi Rhett of Georgia Tech took second with a time of 7.46. NC State’s Courtney Patterson was the third-place finisher in 7.57. Clemson’s Randi Hinton scored for the Lady Tigers with a time of 7.64. 60m Hurdles – The University of Alabama’s Tasha Pharr won the event with a time of 8.36, while Dana Rogers of Georgia Tech recorded a time of 8.37 was good for second place. The University of Alabama’s Beau Walker finished third in 8.41. The top three times were all NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Marquita Dortch scored for the Lady Tigers with an eighth place finish and time of 8.94. 200m Dash – Clemson took the three top finishes to dominate the 200m. Jessica Cousins clocked a provisional qualifying time of 24.17 to lead the Lady Tigers, while Randi Hinton crossed the finish line in 24.563, and Shakirah Rutherford also scored for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish and time of 24.93. 400m Dash – Ashlee Kidd of Georgia Tech won the event with a provisional qualifying time of 54.38, followed by three Clemson sprinters. Silja Ulfarsdottir was the runner-up with a time of 54.87, and fellow Lady Tiger Shakirah Rutherford crossed the finish line in 55.07. Christina Smith also scored for Clemson with a time of 55.68 to finish fourth. 800m Run – Wake Forest’s Nikeya Green won the 800m run with a time of 2:09.63, while Oklahoma’s Jessica Eldridge finished in second place in 2:12.42. Nicola Maye, also of Oklahoma, finished third with a time of 2:14.05. Clemson’s Patrice McMillan posted a time of 2:14.19 to finish in fifth place. Sudati Masasu also scored for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish and time of 2:17.98. Mile Run – Jessica Eldridge of Oklahoma won the mile run with a provisional qualifying time of 4:47.48, and North Carolina took second and third. Megan Kaltenbach crossed the finish line in 4:49.71 to finish second, while teammate Meghan Owen was third with a time of 5:04.56. 3000m Run – Coastal Carolina’s Anne Marie Moutsinga won the 3000m run with a time of 9:49.83, followed by Rachel Evjen of Florida State who crossed the line in 9:58.60. North Carolina’s Jessica Perry took third place with a time of 9:59.56. 4x400m Relay – The Clemson team of Randi Hinton, Silja Ulfarsdottir won the event with a time of 3:41.25, followed by Georgia Tech’s relay team with a time of 3:45.00. The University of Oklahoma finished third with a time of 3:51.66. Distance Medley Relay – The University of North Carolina claimed the women’s DMR, crossing the finish line in a provisional qualifying time of 11:37.23. Florida State was a close second with a time of 11:38.01, and Wake Forest was third in 11:46.25. The University of Oklahoma took fourth place (11:53.27), followed by Clemson who completed the race in 11:56.45. Long Jump – Clemson’s Gisele Oliveira recorded a provisional qualifying leap of 20’8.5″ to win the event, while Chaunte Howard of Georgia Tech placed second with a mark of 19’5.5″. Cassy Richards was the third-place finisher, posting a mark of 19’0.75″. Triple Jump – Clemson’s Gisele Oliveira claimed her second win of the day, posting an automatic qualifying leap of 43’9.75″. Shanta Smith of Georgia Tech was the runner-up with a mark of 42’6″, a provisional qualifying mark, and Sharonda Johnson finished third with a mark of 42’3.25″ to also provisionally qualify. High Jump – Chaunte Howard of Georgia Tech cleared 5’10” to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships and claim the event. Georgia’s Celly Martinez was the runner-up with a mark of 5’8″, and Adrienne Barnett of Charlotte was third, also clearing 5’8″. Clemson’s Katie Pickett took fourth place to score for the Lady Tigers with a mark of 5’6″. Pole Vault – Georgia’s Fanni Juhasz cleared 13’5.25″ to win the event and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships, and Oklahoma’s Leslie Dunlap placed second with a mark of 12’5.5″. Terri Matthews of North Carolina took third place with a clearance of 11’11.75″. Sara Young was a scorer for the Lady Tigers with a mark of 11’5.75″. Shot Put – North Carolina’s Laura Gerraughty claimed the shot put and posted an automatic qualifying mark in the event with a throw of 55’9.25″. Lindsay Neuberger of Wake Forest took second with a mark of 49’9.25″ and Beth Mallory (Alabama) finished in third place with her throw of 48’9.5″. Weight Throw – In the first event of the morning, Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell claimed the weight throw with a NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 69’11”. Jenny Dahlgren of Georgia finished second with another automatic qualifying mark of 67’6″ and North Carolina’s Laura Gerraughty posted a mark of 63’1.25″, a provisional qualifying mark, to round out the top three. Clemson’s Della Clark was 11th with her mark of 52’5.5″.

Clemson Results 60m Dash – Hinton (5) – 7.64, (p) – 7.61; Cousins (p) – 7.65 200m Dash – Cousins (1) – 24.17; Ulfarsdottir (2) – 24.56; Hinton (3) – 24.56; Rutherford (8) – 24.93 400m Dash – Ulfarsdottir (2) – 54.87; Rutherford (3) – 55.07; Smith (4) – 55.68 800m Run – McMillan (4) – 2:14.19; Masasu (8) – 2:17.98 Mile Run – Phillips (13) – 5:19.36 60m Hurdles – Dortch (8) – 8.94, (p) – 8.96; Quick (p) – 8.87 4x400m Relay – Hinton, Rutherford, Ulfarsdottir, Smith (1) – 3:41.25; Dortch, Quick, Moultrie, Cousins (9) – 4:00.10 Distance Medley Relay (5) – McMillan, Hinton, Masasu, Phillips – 11:56.45 High Jump – Pickett (4) – 5’6″/1.68m; Hawthorne (T9) – 5’2.25″/1.58m Long Jump – Oliveira (1) – 20’8.5″/6.31m; Moultrie (12) – 17’7.5″/5.37m Triple Jump – Oliveira (1) – 43’9.75″/13.35m Pole Vault – Young (8) – 11’5.75″; Jordan (11) – 10’11.75″ Shot Put – Clark (16) – 38’4″/11.68m Weight Throw – Woods (9) – 54’1.25″/16.49m; Clark (11) – 52’5.5″/15.59m

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