April 27, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track & field team was the week’s biggest mover in the national rankings, climbing 14 spots to the No. 6 position on Tuesday. The rankings were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Last week, the women debuted in the outdoor calculations at No. 20. LSU is atop the latest national rankings, ahead of Texas A&M and Oregon.
The women’s team won the ACC championship on April 17, giving Clemson its first-ever indoor and outdoor conference sweep in the same season. It was Clemson’s first ACC outdoor championship in women’s track & field since 1999.
Several student-athletes rank among the top 20 nationally in their respective events. Currently, Liane Weber is the NCAA’s No. 2 ranked performer in the heptathlon. The native of Wangen, Germany won the ACC championship in the heptathlon two weeks ago with a conference record 5,928 points.
April Sinkler is listed in the top 20 nationally in three separate jumping events. Her highest ranking is No. 6 in the long jump (21’0.75″). She is also tied for 10th in the high jump (5’11.25″) and 13th in the triple jump (42’11”). Sinkler was named ACC Women’s MVP for field events for the third time in her career after taking home conference crowns in the high jump and long jump.
Patricia Mamona and Stormy Kendrick are ranked among the top 20 in a pair of individual events apiece. Kendrick is not only seventh in the 100m dash (11.25) and tied for 18th in the 200 (23.38), but she was also a part of the 4x100m relay with the nation’s No. 12 time (44.36) after winning the event at the ACC Championships on April 17. Mamona is fourth nationally in the triple jump (43’7.75″) and 15th in the heptathlon (5,247 points).
The women’s team returns to action this weekend to compete in Atlanta versus Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State in a scored meet.
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