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Track and Field Update

April 29, 1998

ORLANDO, Fla.- For the second consecutive year Clemson has won the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Tigers compiled 194 points for the win.

The rest of the schools placed: UNC (2nd-178), N.C. State(3rd-123), FSU (4th-123), Georgia Tech (5th-82.33), Virginia (6th-51),Wake Forest (7th-44.33), Duke (8th-25), Maryland (9th-15).

The Lady Tigers finished the weekend with 148 points and in second place. The rest of the field and points are: UNC (1st-187), FSU (3rd-97.50), Georgia Tech (5th-59), Virginia (6th-54.50), Maryland (8th-53), Duke (9th-41).

Tiger Sprinters Pull in Win At ACC Championships

ORLANDO, Fla.- Sophomore Shawn Crawford was named Co-MVP of the championship meet after winning two individual titles and sharing the win in the 4x100m relay.

Clemson won six events over the weekend: the high jump, javelin, 100m dash, 200m dash, 4x100m relay, and the 110m hurdles.

Crawford claimed the 100m dash with a time of 10.18. He has already ran an NCAA automatic time of 10.15 earlier in the season that places him third in Clemson history. The Tigers also claimed the next two spots with Kenny Franklin placing second, 10.32, Carlton Chambers finished in third place, 10.35, and placing fifth was Charles Allen with a time of 10.53.

In the 200m dash three Tigers competed and placed first, third and fifth. Crawford was first with 20.31, Franklin was third, 20.97, and Chambers finished fifth with 21.35. This was Crawfords fastest time of the season and places him third in the school record books.

Those Tigers also made up the 4x100m relay team with Chambers leading off, Allen running second, Crawford was third, and Franklin was the anchor. They won the event with an NCAA provisional time of 39.65. Clemson has won the event the last seven of nine times.

The Tigers finished second and third in the 110m hurdles with senior Jeremichael Williams placing first with a time of 13.53, his fastest time this season and also an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Hurdling to a second place time was teammate and fellow senior Greg Hines who ran a time of 13.97.

Hines also competed in the 400m hurdles and finished second with an NCAA qualifying time of 50.42. In the 800m run , junior Davidson Gill finished second with a time of 1:50.53.

Clemson Field Events Finish Strong At ACC Championship

ORLANDO, Fla.-Clemson’s Jason Brewer won the high jump with a height of 6’113/4″, Tony Lloyd finished third with a jump of 6’8″. Rudy Currie placed fourth with a mark of 6’8″.

In the javelin first time ACC Champion Damian DiCola threw 203’6″. This is the 15th time that a Clemson athlete has won the event in the history of the ACC, the third time this decade. The Tigers Tom Hopkins finished third with a toss of 188’2″. Freshman WadeVan Sice also scord in the event when he finished seventh with a mark of 165′.

In the triple jump, Clemson finished second and third with Tony Lloyd jumping to a second place finish mark of 49’61/4″. This is the fifth best distance in school history. Bryan Williams took third with a jump of 4’101/4″.

Lady Tigers Finish Weekend With Four Wins

ORLANDO, Fla.- The Lady Tigers ended the weekend with four wins in the: 100m and 200m dashes, javelin, and shot put.

In the100m dash senior Simone Tomlinson ran a time of 11.21 for first place. This is a new school record and an NCAA automatic qualifying time as well. Teammate Terri Robinson finished fourth in the event with a time of 11.57.

Junior Nikkie Bouyer ran a new ACC time of 23.12 in the 200m dash for a first place finish. This time is the third best in school history. Bouyer also broke the school record in the 100m hurdles when she ran a wind aided time of 13.21 to finish third. She replaces her own time of 13.34 that she ran in 1996.

Tomlinson and freshman Lashonda Cutchin also competed in the 200m and finished second and fifth with times of 23.24 and 23.92, respectively.

Sophomore Kammie Blount won her first ACC Champion title in the javelin when she threw 50’1 3/4″. The distance is also a personal best for Blount.

Freshman Jamine Moton captures her first ACC Champion title as well when she threw a mark of 50’1 3/4″ in the shot put. This is the seventh shot put title by Clemson since the event was started in the ACC in 1983. Moton’s mark was the third best in school history and an NCAA provisional qualifying distance.

Clemson At Penn Relays-

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.– The men’s track and field team traveled to the five day Penn Relay meet this past weekend.

The shuttle hurdle relay team of Sultan Tucker, Aaron Haynes, Greg Hines, and Jeremichael William broke the 16 year old record of 55.40 by running a new time of 55.27. The previous time was held by the University of Tennesse, who held both the field and meet record.

Senior Hines was victorious in 400m intermediate hurdles by running a time of 50.57. Teammate and fellow senior Haynes also competed in the event and finished fifth with a time of 51.07.

In the 110m hurdles three Clemson athletes participated in the event and finished third, fourth and fifth. Hines was third with a time of 13.87, Tucker placed behind him with a time of 13.92 and Williams was fifth running a time of 14.08.

The 4x1500m relay team of Matt Tooman, Esteban Diaz, Jason Reckner, and Kevin Bulla ran a combined time of 17:05.14 for a 15th place finish.

Lady Tigers Compete at the Penn Relays-

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.– Freshman Jamine Moton, the ACC Champion in the shot put, competed in both the shot and the discus at the 104th Penn Relays.

She placed fourth in the shot put with a distance of 45’00.25″, while in the discus she finished seventh with a mark of 146’10”. Moton currently ranks third in the Clemson record books in the shot put with the mark that she threw at the ACC Championships.

In the distance events sophomore Beth Ahern ran to a eighth place finish in the 3,000m with a time of 9:55.98. This is a personal best time for Ahern. The 3,000m championship saw senior Megan Hartman running to a 14th place finish with a time of 9:47.27. This is a personal best time for Hartman.

Tigers Travel To Sea Rays

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- The third ranked Clemson track team was one of over 100 schools to participate in the 32nd annual Sea Ray Relays that were held on the University of Tennessee campus.

The Tigers won four of the eight relays and set a new school record. The 4x200m relay team replace the school record in the event by running a time of 1:22.09. The previous time of 1:23.19 was set in 1995 by Steve Alexander, Tony Wheeler, Enayat Oliver, and Shawn Thomas.

Allen, Crawford, and Franklin along with Scot McCray, who was the first runner, all ran in the 4x100m relay that finished first with an NCAA provisional time of 39.77.

Williams, who also ran on the third leg of the 4x110m shuttle hurdle relay, was joined by Sultan Tucker, Aaron Haynes, and anchor Greg Hines to win with a time of 56.76.

Haynes was the first runner on the 4x800m relay that took first with a time of 7:33.76. Running second was Shaun Murphy, third was Davidson Gill and anchoring was Esteban Diaz.

In the 400m hurdles senior Haynes won by hurdling an NCAA provisional time of 51.10. Teammate Hines placed third with a time of 51.71. Haynes currently ranks second in the school record books with a time of 50.06, while Hines is in fourth, 50.34.

Senior Damian DiCola won the javelin with a mark of 198′. He currently ranks fifth on the all-time performers list with a throw of 211’6″.

Clemson Women’s Track Competes At Sea Rays

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– The 4x100m relay team of Terri Robinson, Simone Tomlinson, Shekera Weston, and Nikkie Bouyer set a new Sea Ray Relays record with a time of 43.97.

The relay team had already broken the six year old Clemson record of 44.39, earlier this season at the Florida Relays when they ran 43.91. Both this time and the previous one qualifies them for the NCAA championships. THey also have the fastest time in the ACC in the event.

The 4x400m relay team is also on top of the ACC and finished second this weekend with an NCAA provisional time of 3:33.79.

Junior Nikkie Bouyer won her event the 100m hurdles with an NCAA provisional time of 13.51. Bouyer currently ranks first in the school record in the hurdles with a time of 13.34 that she ran in 1996.

Freshman Jamine Moton threw 46’01.25″ for a fifth place finish in the shot put.

National Ranking

The Tigers are currently ranked fourth in the Trackwire 25 poll. They received 35 votes. Sitting atop the leader is Arkansas with 59 points.

Clemson Men Win Clemson Invitational

CLEMSON, S.C.- The men’s track and field team took first in the Clemsn Invitational this weekend with a combined score of 180.50. Placing second was the University of Illinois with 165, third was Eastern Michigan with 128.50, Western Carolina took fourth with 96, fifth was Georgia Tech with 78, Applachian State placed sixth with 59, and Florida State finished seventh with 19.

All-American Shawn Crawford won the 100m dash with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 10.15. Not only did he run a personal best time but he now places fourth in the Clemson record books.

In the 200m dash senior Jeremichael Williams claimed first place by running 21.67. Also competing in the event was fellow senior Aaron Haynes who placed sixth with a time of 21.93, and senior Carlton Chambers who ran to a ninth place finish, 22.20.

Williams was also a participant in the 110m hurdles and finished second with an NCAA provisional time of 13.99. Coming in behind him with a time of 14.09 was freshman Sultan Tucker. Haynes and fellow frosh Tony Washington placed seventh and eighth with times of 14.79 and 14.93, respectively.

Fellow hurdler and senior Greg Hines ran to a second place finish with atime of 52.19 in the 400m intermediate hurdles, while Washington hurlded a time of 53.79.

The 4x100m relay team of Williams, Crawford, Chambers and Kenny Franklin took first with a time of 40.94. They ran against the International team of Donovan Bailey, Michael Green, Anthony Jones and Rod Tolbert that finished with a time of 40.36.

The 4x400m relay team placed second running 3:11.87. While the Clemson “B” and “C” teams finshed fifth and tenth with times of 3:19.35 and 3:34.90, respectively.

In the 3,000m steeplechase junior Joe Gibson placed third with a hand time of 9:21.3. Jason Brewer finished second with amark of 6’08.00″, while teammates Rudy Currie and Tony Lloyd also competed in the jump and both had marks of 6’06.00″ to tie for fourth.

In the javlein senior Damien DiCola claimed first place with a mark of 200′.05″. DiCola is currently in fifth in the school history books with a mark of 211’6″.

Lady Tigers Finish Second At Clemson Invitational

CLEMSON, S.C.- The Clemson women’s track and field team finished second at the Clemson Invitational this weekend with 154 points. Placing first was Georgia Tech with 194, third was Western Carolina with 123, Eastern Michigan was fourth, 76, Applachain State finished fifth with 79 and Florida State was sixth with 54.

Freshman Jamine Moton threw a personal best in the shot put and finished first with a mark of 47’10”. This also places her fourth in the school record books.

Senior Samantha Watt claimed first in the 400m run with a time of 56.11. Teammate Stephanie Hicks took fourth running a time of 59.22.

In the 3,000m run Shannon Schoppman grabbed first with a time of 10.31.6 (hand time).

The 4x400m relay team of Simone Brown, Lashonda Cutchin, Stephanie Hicks, and Watt ran a time of 3:55.04 for a first place finish. The Clemson “B” team ran 4:14.16 to finish sixth. On that team was Julie Stackhouse, Brantley Epps, Kim Horvath, and Emily Welsh.

World Record Holder To Run at Clemson Invitational

CLEMSON, S.C.- Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey will be running at the Clemson Invitational with the rest of the professional 4x100m relay team.

Bailey set the world record in the 100m dash at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games with a time of 9.84. He also ran on the Canadian 4x100m relay team that took gold by turning in a time of 38.23. Joining Bailey on that team was Clemson senior sprinter Carlton Chambers. Chambers is a five time All-American which ranks fifth in Clemson history. He is in fourth place in the school record books in the 100m dash with a time of 10.18w and also ran on the two relay teams, the 4x100m relay and sprint medley relay, that both hold the Clemson records.

Running on the professional relay team this weekend along with Bailey will be former Tiger athlete Michael Green. Green won two national championships in the 55m dash in back-to-back years of 1992 and 1993. He had a total of six All-American titles during his collegiate career and hold the school record in the 100m dash with a time of 10.01w.

With Green running the first leg, and Bailey on the second leg of the relay the third and fourth legs will be ran by Anthony Jones, who is an alum of the University of Illinois and is a Big Ten record holder in the 100m dash and Rod Tolbert, also a graduate of Illinois.

Tigers Run at Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– The Tigers traveled to Gainesville, Fl. for the three day Florida Relays meet. Still feeling hot from their successful indoor finish the Tigers continue to dominate in the outdoor season.

The relay teams especially preformed well at the meet with two of the three finishing first and the other placing second.

The 4x100m relay team took first with a time of 39.31 which automatically qualifies them for the NCAA championships.

Running on the 4x200m relay team was Carlton Chambers, Charles Allen, Shawn Crawford and Kenny Franklin who claimed second place by setting a new Clemson school record with a time of 1:22.38. They replace the old time of 1:23.19 that was ran in 1995 by Gerard Alexander, Tony Wheeler, Enayat Oliver, and Shawn Thomas.

Also setting new records was the 4x110m shuttle hurdle relay team of Sultan Tucker, Jeremichael Williams, Tony Washington, and Greg Hines who ran a time of 56.17. This is a new Florida track record and just misses the Clemson school record by .09 seconds. But the school record time of 56.08 ran in 1997 by Greg Hines, Aaron Haynes, Marcus Phillips, and Jeremichael Williams is still the fastest colegiate time in the country.

The Tigers preformed well in the individual events with the hurdles being the most dominate area for theteam.

Clemson’s top hurdlers, seniors Jeremichael Williams, Greg Hines and Aaron Haynes all qualified for the NCAA championships. In the 110m invitational Williams took second place with a time of 13.79, which is an NCAA provisional time, while Hines also competed finished fourth hurdling a time of 13.95. He also provisionally qualified. Hines also competed in the 400m hurdle invitational claiming sixth with a time of provisional time of 50.81.

Haynes ran to a third place finish in the open section of the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.94, this is a provisional time. He also took part in the collegiate 400m hurdle finishing third with an NCAA qualifying time of 50.94. Haynes currently ranks second in school history in the hurdles with a time of 50.06 that he ran in 1997.

Hines, Tony Washington and Scot McCray all competed in the collegiate section of the 400m hurdles as well and placed ninth, 19th and 34th with times of 51.91, 53.89 and 57.24, respectively. Hines is also in the Clemson record books with a fourth place time of 50.34 which he ran in 1996.

In the sprints All-American Shawn Crawford, a sophomore from Van Wyck, SC., continued his hot streak by capturing the 200m dash invitational with an NCAA automatic time of 20.46. This is a new Florida track record and places him fifth in the school record books. Crawford also grabbed the 100m dash invitational by running 10.34, this is a provisional time.

Freshman Sultan Tucker finished tenth in the collegiate 100m dash with a time of 10.78. Fellow hurdler and All- American Jeremichael Williams placed 31st with a time of 11.12.

The Tiger distance runners saw some action as well. Junior Kevin Bulla ran to a second place finish in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:56.90. Sophomore Steve Alexander, from Pickens, SC, placed 11th in the same event running a time of 4:01.51.

Junior Esteban Diaz won his event the 1,500m invitational run with a time of 3:46.66.

Lady Tigers Set New Records At Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– The Clemson women’s track team came back from Florida with two new school records.

First in the relays the 4x100m team broke a six year old record when they placed first with a time of 43.91. The 1991 time of 44.39 was ran by Anita Henderson, Lisa Dillard, Angel Fleetwood and Kim Graham. The time this weekend is also an NCAA automatic qualifying time.

A new hammer record was set by junior Ann Marie McAuley threw 156’0″‘ (47.56) to replace teammates Julie Polovicks record of 146’0″ which she threw in 1997. McAuley finished 11th in the event.

The Lady Tigers aslo had great preformances in other events. Junior Nikkie Bouyer hurdled to an NCAA provisional time of 13.64 to claim third place in the 100m hurdle invitational. Bouyer currently holds the school record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.34, which she ran in 1996.

Clemson placed second and third in the 200m dash invitational when sophomore Shekera Weston took sceond by running a provisional time of 23.59, while senior Somine Tomlinson ran to third place with a time of 23.62. Weston currently ranks third in the school record books in the 200m dash with a time of 23.52 that she ran in 1997.

Clemson had four athletes compete in the 100m dash with freshman Terri Robinson leading the way with a fourth place finish time of 11.97. Placing behind her was teammate and fellow frosh Simone Brown, who ran a time of 11.99. Another freshman Lashonda Cutchin ran to a 11th place finish with a time of 12.22, while junior Stephanie Hicks, from Ninety-Six, SC, placed 20th with a time of 12.67.

In the 1,50m run the Lady Tigers placed third, fifth and seventh with Julianne Littman finishing third, 4:35.54, then fresmen Shannon Schoppman, 4:38.47 and Jennifer Meador, 4:44.01.

The 4x1600m sprint medley relay ran a time of 3:50.56 for a first place finish, while the 4x400m invitational relay team had a time of 3:38.39. In the collegiate 4x100m relay run the Lady Tiger team had a time of 44.50 which provisionally qualifies them for the NCAA Championships.

Clemson Opens Outdoor Track and Field Season

CLEMSON, S.C.– The Tigers, who are the defending 1997 Outdoor ACC Champions, opened their outdoor season with the Clemson Relays at the Rock Norman Track Complex. The Tigers hosted 12 teams and unattached runners in the two day meet that was held on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st.

The Clemson track and field team, who competed without their sprinters and hurdlers, came out of the meet with only one victory and that was in the 4x200m relay. The relay team ran to a first place finish with a time of 1:27.98.

Freshman Sultan Tucker ran a time of 14.03 in the 110mhh to place first and teammate Tony Washington finished behind him with a time of 14.67.

Another frosh Ben Hess vaulted to a mark of 15’03-50″ in the pole vault for second place. Junior Tom Hopkins threw 184’00” to place second in the javelin.

Also in the field events, Greenville, SC native Tony Lloyd jumped a personal best of 23’4″ in the long jump and finished second.

Track Team Competes In Jamaica– The men’s sprinters and hurdlers ran in the Jamaican Relays over the weekend and brought back two NCAA qualifying times and three first place victories.

The 4x100m relay team of Carlton Chambers, Charles Allen, Shawn Crawford, and Kenny Franklin ran an NCAA provisional mark of 39.94.

The All-American Crawford also took first place in the 100m dash running a time of 10.35, which qualifies him for the NCAA Championships. Taking second and third was Allen and Chambers.

Senior Greg Hines placed first in the 110m high hurdles running a time of 14.04. Hines was just .01 seconds from hurdling an NCAA qualifying time. Also competing in the event was senior Jeremichael Williams, who placed second. Williams was an All-American in the outdoor season last year in the hurdles.

Lady Tigers Run NCAA Qualfying Times– The Lady Tigers, who placed second last outdoor season at the ACC Championships, ended the weekend with six first place victories, one NCAA automatic and two provisional times.

In the 100m dash senior Simone Tomlinson ran an NCAA automatic wind aided time of 11.28 to finish first. This is the fastest time in Clemson history and is a personal best for Tomlinson. She replaces All-American Treshell Mayo’s time of 11.34 that she set in 1996. Taking second and third in the event were teammates Terri Robinson and Shekera Weston. Robinson ran an NCAA qualifying time of 11.55 and Weston finished with a time of 11.72.

Junior Nikkie Bouyer placed first with a time of 13.52 in the 100m high hurdles, which provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships. Bouyer is the Clemson record holder in the hurdles with a time of 13.34.

The women also took first in four of the nine relays. In the 4x100m relay, 44.82, the 4x800m relay, 9:47.90, the 4x1500m relay, 19:16.17, and the distance medley relay, 12:26.33.

In it’s first year as a Clemson event freshman Mandy McLane jumped 8’00-50″ to a first place finish in the pole vault.

Freshman Jamine Moton placed first in the discus throwing 162’9″. She also becomes the Clemson record holder in the discus with her mark. She replaces Nancy Taliaferro’s old mark of 159’0″ which she threw in 1989.

Hammer thrower Julie Polovick placed second when she threw 144’05”, she is the Clemson record holder in the hammer with a mark of 146’0″. Teammate Ann Marie McAuley threw a personal best, 144’03” , to finish third.

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