March 1, 2004
Two former men’s track and field standouts will compete at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships. Shawn Crawford and Duane Ross will travel as members of Team USA to the world championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary on March 5-7.
Crawford will compete in the 60m dash after winning the event title at the 2004 USA Indoor Championships with a time of 6.47. He was the 2001 200m gold medalist at the World Indoor Championships and was third in the event in 2000. Crawford was also a member of Team USA in 2003, competing in the 200m. During his collegiate career at Clemson, Crawford was the 1998 and 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m indoor, and the 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m outdoor. Crawford ranks among the Tigers’ all-time leaders, holding the second-fastest 200m time in Clemson history (20.09). The 1998 and 2000 ACC Outdoor Performer of the Year was also named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team. He won 11 ACC Championships during his career, and was named All-ACC 12 times.
Ross will represent Team USA in the 60m hurdles after finishing as the runner-up in the event at the 2004 USA Indoor Championships with a time of 7.59. He is currently ranked fourth in the world in the event. During his collegiate career at Clemson, Ross was a three-time All-American and two-time ACC Champion in the 55m hurdles. He won the United State Indoor title in the 60m hurdles in 1996. Ross is Clemson’s all-time leader in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.09 and he also ranks first in the 60m hurdles (7.60). Outdoors, Ross was the 1995 National Champion in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.32, a Clemson record. In 1995, Ross received the IPTAY Athlete of the Year Award for his accomplishments. He also earned All-America honors outdoor in the 110m hurddles in 1993 and 1994, and also as a member of the fifth-place 4x100m relay team in 1995. Ross was a member of a world-record shuttle hurdle relay team in 1998 as well as the bronze medalist at the World Championships in 1998 in the 110m hurdles.
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