June 21, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – Jamine Moton and Shekera Weston, members of the Clemson women’s track and field team, will compete at the GMC Envoy USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. The Championships will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR, the site of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in which the Lady Tigers finished seventh overall.
The USA Championships serve as the selection event for Team USA at the 2001 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, as well as for qualification for the World University Games. The top three athletes from each event who meet IAAF qualifying standards will be members of the 2001 U.S. team that will compete in the world Championships in Edmonton, Canada, Aug. 3-12. The top two eligible athletes from the USA Championships will represent the United States at the World University Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Those two athletes must be citizens of the USA, be between 17 and 27 years of age, be a currently enrolled student, or be a former student who graduated with a degree in 2000.
Moton, a junior from Glassboro, NJ, will compete in the shot put. She finished second in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 56’43/4″. Moton recorded a mark of 58’21/2″, her season-best mark, at the Orange and Purple Classic on May 13. She enters the USA Championships with the sixth-best mark.
Weston, a senior from Ft. Campbell, KY, will compete in the 200m and 400m dashes. She concluded her collegiate career at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a member of the Championship 4x400m relay team and with a fourth-place finish in the 200m dash. Weston recorded a season-best time of 23.09 in the 200m in the trials of the NCAA meet, and posted a season-best time of 52.81 in the 400m. She is ranked 17th in the 200m and 18th in the 400m.
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