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Six Lady Tigers Place In Top Three In Five Events At Minnesota Classic

Six Lady Tigers Place In Top Three In Five Events At Minnesota Classic

Jan. 26, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Clemson women’s track and field team earned six top-three finishes at the Minnesota Classic held Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse. JaToya Moore, Danielle Whaley, Casey Phillips, Keshia Haughton, Katie Pickett and the distance medley relay team led the Lady Tigers in Minneapolis.

In the 60m dash, Whaley led the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in 7.83, while Moore paced Clemson in the 200m with a second-place finish and a time of 25.56. Whaley placed third in the 200m with a time of 25.67. In the mile run, Phillips posted a season-best time of 5:02.98 to finish second. Keshia Haughton recorded a second-place finish in the 60m hurdles in a season-best and personal-best 8.67, and Marquita Dortch was fourth in the hurdles with a time of 8.90. Haughton’s time ranks fifth on Clemson’s all-time list. Clemson’s distance medley relay team of Phillips, Laura Ann Rukat, Shakirah Rutherford and Angela Thomas finished second with a time of 12:55.24.

In the shot put, Allison Bradshaw recorded a season-best mark of 40’9.5″ to place fourth, while Katie Pickett cleared 5’4.25″ in the high jump to place third. Lauren Nicholson was fifth in the high jump with a mark of 5’2.25″.

The Lady Tigers will travel to State College, PA, to compete in the Penn State Invitational next weekend, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Clemson Results 60m – JaToya Moore (6) – 7.86; Kaprice Williams (8) – 8.00. 200m – JaToya Moore (2) – 25.56; Danielle Whaley (3) – 25.67; Kaprice Williams (8) – 26.51. 400m – Marquita Dortch (8) – 59.27. 600m – Angela Thomas (8) – 1:38.79. 800m – Keshia Haughton (11) – 3:08.47. Mile – Casey Phillips (2) – 5:02.98; Laura Ann Rukat (8) – 5:27.78. 60m Hurdles – Keshia Haughton (2) – 8.67; Marquita Dortch (4) – 8.90; Angela Thomas (p) – 11.32. Distance Medley Relay – Phillips, Rukat, Rutherford, Thomas (2) – 12:55.24. High Jump – Angela Thomas (8) – 4’8.25″. Pole Vault – Joana Costa (T8) – 10’6″ Weight Throw – Allison Bradshaw (9) – 40’8.25″. Shot Put – Allison Bradshaw (4) – 40’9.5″.

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