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Track and Field Athletes to Compete at NCAA Meet

May 28, 1999

Updated NCAA Championships Results

CLEMSON, S.C. – Nine members of the Clemson men’s track and field team and five members of the women’s team will compete at the 1999 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships in Boise, Idaho, June 2-5. The men’s team placed third nationally at the indoor meet and won national championships in two events. Freshman Ato Modibo won the 400m in 46.11, and the 4x400m relay team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Davidson Gill and Modibo won the title with a time of 3:07.80.

Entering the outdoor championships, Modibo is tied for the fifth-fastest time in the nation in the 400m after winning the event with an automatic qualifying time of 45.33 at the Clemson Invitational. Junior Shawn Crawford is tied for fourth nationally after winning the 200m and setting a new track record with an automatic qualifying time of 20.39 at the Orange & Purple Classic.

Two Tigers are ranked among the top 10 nationally in the 110m high hurdles. Sophomore Sultan Tucker ranks fifth after running a time of 13.73 in the event at Texas A&M. Freshman Todd Matthews is the second-best freshman nationally and ranks tenth overall after winning the Orange & Purple Classic with a time of 13.75 in the 110 hurdles.

Gill ranks fifth nationally after running an automatic qualifying time of 1:47.03, the second-fastest time in Clemson history, in the 800m at Texas A&M. Freshman Kai Maull is tied for 17th nationally with a long jump of 25’4, a personal-best that he recorded at Texas A&M.

The 4x400m relay team of Allen, Franklin, Gill and Modibo holds the fifth-best time in the nation at 3:03.67. The Clemson men’s 4x100m relay team of Allen, Franklin, Crawford and Modibo ranks ninth nationally after placing second with a provisional qualifying time of 39.44 at the Clemson Invitational. Freshman Anthony Moorman will be the alternate runner for both relay teams.

The Clemson women’s team won the 1999 ACC Outdoor Championship. Senior Nikkie Bouyer is sixth nationally after running 56.64 in the 400m intermediate hurdles at the Orange & Purple Classic. Junior Shekera Weston ranks 17th nationally after recording a time of 23.26 in the 200m at the ACC Championships.

The Clemson women’s 4x100m relay team of Terri Robinson, Weston, Shonda Cutchin and Bouyer is ranked tenth nationally after winning the event with a provisional time of 44.34 at the Georgia Tech Invitational last weekend. The Tigers’ 4x400m relay team ranks 14th in the nation after running the event in 3:36.25 at Georgia Tech. Sophomore Simone Brown will be the alternate runner for both relays.

CLEMSON SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Boise, Idaho – All times Mountain Time

Wednesday, June 2, 1999    5:00 p.m.   Women's 4x100m relay (Brown, Cutchin, Weston, Bouyer)   Semifinals    5:20 p.m.   Men's 4x100m relay (Allen, Franklin, Crawford, Modibo)  Semifinals    5:45 p.m.   Women's 400m Hurdles (Nikkie Bouyer)                    Semifinals    6:55 p.m.   Men's 800m (Davidson Gill)                              Semifinals    7:50 p.m.   Women's 200m (Shekera Weston)                           Preliminary    8:10 p.m.   Men's 200m (Shawn Crawford)                             Preliminary

Thursday, June 3, 1999 5:00 p.m. Men’s Long Jump (Kai Maull) Final 5:20 p.m. Men’s 110m Hurdles (Sultan Tucker, Todd Matthews) Preliminary 6:25 p.m. Men’s 400m (Ato Modibo) Semifinals 7:35 p.m. Women’s 4x400m relay (Cutchin, Bouyer, Brown, Weston) Semifinals 7:55 p.m. Men’s 4x400m relay (Allen, Franklin, Gill, Modibo) Semifinals

Friday, June 4, 1999 6:10 p.m. Women’s 4x100m relay (Brown, Cutchin, Weston, Bouyer) Final 6:20 p.m. Men’s 4x100m relay (Allen, Franklin, Crawford, Modibo) Final 6:30 p.m. Women’s 400m Hurdles (Nikkie Bouyer) Final 7:40 p.m. Men’s 800m (Davidson Gill) Final 8:05 p.m. Men’s 110m Hurdles (Sultan Tucker, Todd Matthews) Semifinals 8:35 p.m. Women’s 200m (Shekera Weston) Semifinals 8:45 p.m. Men’s 200m (Shawn Crawford) Semifinals

Saturday, June 5, 1999 6:40 p.m. Men’s 110m Hurdles (Sultan Tucker, Todd Matthews) Final 7:00 p.m. Men’s 400m (Ato Modibo) Final 8:00 p.m. Women’s 200m (Shekera Weston) Final 8:10 p.m. Men’s 200m (Shawn Crawford) Final 9:10 p.m. Women’s 4x400m Relay (Cutchin, Bouyer, Brown, Weston) Final 9:20 p.m. Men’s 4x400m Relay (Allen, Franklin, Gill, Modibo) Final

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