May 30, 2002
BATON ROUGE, LA – Jamine Moton, a member of the Clemson women’s track and field team, won her first National Championship on Wednesday night at the 2002 NCAA Track and Field Championships. The senior from Glassboro, NJ, set a NCAA, Collegiate, ACC, Clemson and Bernie Moore Stadium record with a mark of 220’6″. Moton earned her sixth All-America honor along with her NCAA Championship.
Moton entered the competition with a season-best mark of 65.52m/214’11”, then recorded her winning mark of 67.21m/220’6″ on her next attempt. Her mark broke the previous college-best mark of 67.08m/220’1″ set in 1998 by BYU’s Amy Palmer, as well as the NCAA meet-best mark of 66.85m/219’3″ set in 2001 by SMU’s Florence Ezeh. Moton also set a Clemson record, as well as the ACC record, breaking her own personal-bests.
With her national title, Moton becomes the first individual outdoor National Champion in Clemson women’s track and field history. The Lady Tigers’ 4x400m relay team that won the 2001 NCAA Championship was Clemson women’s track and field first National Champion in any event. Moton is also the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first National Champion in a throwing event.
Moton will compete on Sat., June 1, at 4:45 p.m. in the trials and finals of the shot put. She was the NCAA runner-up in that event in 2001. Two other members of the Clemson women’s track and field team, Gisele Oliveira and Sheri Smith, will compete in the trials and finals of the triple jump on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
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