March 16, 2008
Clemson sophomore C.J. Spiller was named indoor track & field All-American on Sunday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA). By virtue of his 10th place finish, he did not make the finals of the event on Saturday. However, he was one of the top eight American finishers and thus earned his first-ever indoor All-America certificate.
Spiller posted a time of 6.67 in the prelims Friday evening, but was beaten out by literally thousandths of a second for the final spot in the finals. He was also the ACC runner-up in the 60m dash this season and a scorer in the 200m dash as well.
Spiller’s All-America effort gave the Tiger program three honorees for the 2008 indoor season. Mitch Greeley was runner-up in the pole vault Friday, while Travis Padgett placed third in Saturday’s 60m final.
The men’s track & field team will host the Clemson Relays this weekend for the start of the 2008 outdoor season.
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