June 12, 2003
SACRAMENTO, CA – Gisele Oliveira led the Clemson women’s track and field team as it continued competition at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships at the A.G. Spanos Sports Complex on the campus of Sacramento State University on Thursday. Oliveira set a school-record mark of 44’4.75″ in the triple jump en route to an automatic berth in the finals of the event. The sophomore from Porto Alegre, Brazil, improved on her previous school-record mark of 43’11.75″ on her first attempt in the event on the second day of the national meet. Oliveira’s preliminary mark was the third-best of the day. She earned All-America honors in the event one year ago.
Joana Costa competed in the pole vault qualifying round, but did not advance to the finals. The senior from Sao Paolo, Brazil, cleared 12’3.5″ in windy conditions in her final competition for Clemson. She concludes her career second on the Lady Tigers’ all-time list in the pole vault.
On Friday, senior Lauren Nicholson will begin competition in the heptathlon, and Oliveira will compete in the finals of the long jump.
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