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Tigers Finish Second At Clemson Invitational Track And Field Meet

Tigers Finish Second At Clemson Invitational Track And Field Meet

Jan. 24, 2004

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s track and field team finished second at the 2004 Clemson Invitational held Saturday at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility. The University of Georgia won the meet with 120 points, followed by the Tigers’ 105.5-point performance. The University of Oklahoma tallied 91 points for third place, and the University of North Carolina took fourth with 77 points. Georgia Tech finished fifth with 66 points, and Florida State was sixth (63 points). Charlotte accumulated 36.5 points for seventh place, while Wake Forest was eighth (18 points) and NC State was ninth (6 points). Five provisional qualifying marks were set during Saturday’s meet. Georgia Tech’s Michael Massey and Montrell Person, as well as Georgia’s John Newell and Bradford Williams, Wake Forest’s Mike Loyd and North Carolina’s Vikas Gowda posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put and weight throw.

Ronald Richards recorded a time of 6.90 in the preliminaries. In the 60m hurdles, Ronald Richards finished third with a time of 21.87, and Ronald Richards finished second in the event with a time of 3:15.54, while the Tigers’ “B” team of Lydell Perry, Ahmad Rutherford and Ahmad Rutherford and Mike Foley placed fourth in that race with a time of 10:16.10.

Adam Linkenauger scored for the Tigers with his mark of 6’8″. George Kitchens won the long jump with a mark of 24’8.5″, while Jason Bell scored for the Tigers in the triple jump, finishing fourth with a mark of 48’1.75″. Ryan Hunter took fifth place in the pole vault with a mark of 15’7″, while Derek Gilson placed fifth to lead the Tigers in the shot put with a mark of 55’7.75″, and Derek Gilson scored for the Tigers with a mark of 53’7″ to place seventh, and Danny Alge placed eighth with his mark of 53’4.5″.

Event Recaps 60m Dash – Charlotte’s Derrick Johnson posted a time of 6.77 to win the 60m dash, while two Clemson sprinters took second and third. The Tigers’ Airese Currie finished third in 6.834. 200m Dash – Derrick Johnson of Charlotte claimed the 200m dash with a time of 21.54, a provisional qualifying mark. DaBryan Blanton of Oklahoma was the runner-up in 21.67, and Clemson’s Ronald Richards posted a time of 21.87 to finish third. Michael Bolling also scored for the Tigers, recording a time of 21.95 to finish sixth. 400m Dash – Georgia took the top two spots in the 400m. The Bulldogs’ LaRon Bennett and David Dickens finished one-two with times of 48.66 and 48.81, respectively. Clemson’s Roy Cheney also scored for the Tigers, placing sixth with a time of 49.21. 800m Run – Oklahoma’s Aldwyn Sappleton won the 800m with a time of 1:51.21, followed by North Carolina’s Andrew Craycraft who clocked a time of 1:51.74. Brendon Mahoney of Georgia Tech finished in 1:52.45 to round out the top three. Mile Run – Pablo Durana of North Carolina won the mile with a time of 4:14.56. Oklahoma’s Salah Hussein finished second in the event with a time of 4:16.36, followed by Florida State’s Chris Nickinson who posted a time of 4:18.03. Matt Clark was a scorer for Clemson, finishing fourth with a time of 4:20.07. 3000m Run – Georgia Tech’s Kyle Rabbitt easily won the 3000m run with a time of 8:17.49. Oklahoma took the second and third-place finishes, as Joe McNair clocked an 8:25.85 and Silverus Kimeli finished in 8:33.09. Ryan Fenton scored for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish and time of 8:35.49. 4x400m Relay – The University of Georgia held off Clemson’s 1600m relay team to win the race in 3:14.46. The Tigers finished second in 3:15.54, and Florida State took third place with a time of 3:16.78. Distance Medley Relay – Florida State’s team overtook the University of Oklahoma in the last 50m of the race to claim the first track event of the day. The Seminoles broke the tape in 10:01.40, followed by the Sooners’ time of 10:01.94. The University of North Carolina took third place in 10:12.67, while Clemson was fourth with a time of 10:16.10. 60m Hurdles – Montrell Person of Georgia Tech recorded a provisional qualifying time of 7.76 en route to the event title. Wake Forest’s Mike Loyd was the runner-up with a provisional time of 7.90, and Esteban Guzman of Georgia was third with his time of 7.90. Roy Cheney placed fifth with a time of 8.00 and Lydell Perry finished in 8.01 to take sixth place. Brent Hobbs also scored for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish and time of 8.27. High Jump – Michael Massey of Georgia Tech won the high jump with a clearance of 7’1.5″, a provisional qualifying mark. Clemson’s Adam Linkenauger scored for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish and mark of 6’8″. Long Jump – George Kitchens of Clemson won the long jump with a mark of 24’8.5″. Georgia Tech’s I-Perfection Harris was the runner-up with a mark of 24’5.5″, and Georgia’s Antonio Saunders placed third with a leap of 24’4.25″. Terrance McDaniel also scored for the Tigers, placing seventh with a mark of 23’2.5″. Triple Jump – Georgia’s Antonio Saunders won the triple jump with a mark of 50’7.25″, while Daniel Harris of North Carolina posted a mark of 49’6.5″ to finish second. Jeremy Glaze of Georgia placed third with a leap of 48’6.75″, and Clemson’s Jason Bell scored for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish and mark of 48’1.75″. Pole Vault – Austin Landreth of Oklahoma cleared 17’0.75″ to win the event, while North Carolina’s Noah Cosby took second place with a clearance of 16’6.75″. Oklahoma’s Scott Martin cleared 16’0.75″ to finish third. Ryan Hunter led the Tigers in the event with a fifth-place finish and mark of 15’7″, while Adam Klotzbach scored for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish and mark of 15’1″. Shot Put – Georgia took the top two spots in the shot put, posting two provisional qualifying marks. Bradford Williams claimed the competition with his throw of 58’10.25″, while teammate John Newell posted a mark of 58’4.5″. North Carolina’s Vikas Gowda also provisionally qualified with his third-place mark of 57’0.75″. Clemson’s Derek Gilson and Matt Lombardi scored for the Tigers with fifth and seventh-place finishes. Gilson posted a mark of 55’7.75″ and Lombardi recorded a throw of 53’11.75″. Weight Throw – Georgia’s John Newell recorded a provisional qualifying mark of 64’6″ to win the event, while Nick Owens of North Carolina earned runner-up honors with a throw of 59’4.25″. NC State’s James Rowell took third place with a mark of 58’8″. Clemson’s Derek Gilson scored for the Tigers with a mark of 53’7″ and seventh-place finish, while the Tigers’ Danny Alge took eighth place with a mark of 53’4.5″.

Clemson Results 60m Dash – Griffin (2) – 6.830, (p) – 6.89; Currie (3) – 6.834, (p) – 6.92; Richards (p) – 6.90 200m Dash – Richards (3) – 21.87; Bolling (6) – 21.95; Acker (13) – 22.25 400m Dash – Bolling (3) – 48.97; Cheney (6) – 49.21; Eure (10) – 49.81; Acker (21) – 52.12 800m Run – Clark (12) – 1:58.70; Foley (14) – 1:59.46; Rutherford (17) – 2:00.27 Mile Run – Clark (5) – 4:20.07; Smith (10) – 4:24.70; Soder (13) – 4:29.15 3000m Run – Fenton (5) – 8:35.49; Pimentel (9) – 8:37.61; Reilly (11) – 8:39.07; Wyatt (16) – 8:41.88 4x400m Relay – Bolling, Cheney, Eure, Richards (2) – 3:15.54; Perry, Acker, Rutherford, Kautz (7) – 3:21.28 Distance Medley Relay – Wyatt, Kautz, Rutherford, Foley (4) – 10:35.74 60m Hurdles – Cheney (5) – 8.00, (p) – 8.03; Perry (6) – 8.01, (p) – 8.11; Hobbs (8) – 8.27, (p) – 8.26; R. Hill (p) – 8.73 High Jump – McDaniel (2) – 6’11.75″/2.13m; Linkenauger (6) – 6’8″/2.03m; Daniels (10) – 6’4″/1.93m Long Jump – Kitchens (1) – 24’8.5″/7.53m; McDaniel (7) – 23’2.5″/7.07m Triple Jump – Bell (4) – 48’1.75″/14.67m Pole Vault – Hunter (5) – 15’7″/4.75m; Klotzbach (T7) – 15’1″/4.60m; Hobbs (T10)14’7.25″/4.45m Shot Put – Gilson (5) – 55’7.75″/16.96m; Lombardi (7) – 53’11.75″/16.45m; R Hill (11) – 45’3.75″/13.81m Weight Throw – Gilson (7) – 53’7″/16.33m; Alge (8) – 53’4.5″/16.27m; Lombardi (9) – 51’9.75″/15.79m; Caramanico (10) -51’2.25″/15.60m

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