Dec. 5, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team competed in the inaugural event of the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility on Friday. The Lady Tigers qualified six for Saturday’s finals in day one competition at the Clemson Opener. The Lady Tigers’ Gisele Oliveira claimed the long jump, and Erin Gilreath, competing unattached in the weight throw, set a new Clemson Indoor record.
60m Dash Amandi Rhett of Georgia Tech recorded a time of 7.49 in the trials of the 60m dash to finish as the top qualifier for Saturday’s finals. Valma Bass, running unattached, clocked a time of 7.59. Clemson’s Randi Hinton was the first of three Lady Tigers to qualify for the finals, posting a time of 7.61. Andriane Lapsley of Georgia Tech ran a time of 7.62 to advance, and Clemson’s Silja Ulfarsdottir crossed the line in 7.66. Charlotte’s Tempess Stark recorded a time of 7.71, and freshman Jessica Cousins of Clemson also advanced, completing the race in 7.72. Winthrop’s Octavia Goode was the final qualifier for the finals with a time of 7.73.
60m Hurdles Florida’s Andrea Bass was the top finisher in the 60m hurdles race, clocking a provisional qualifying time of 8.34. Clemson took three of the next four places, led by Jelyn Quick and Christina Smith advanced to the finals with time of 8.81 and 8.83, respectively. Florida State also advanced two to the finals, as LaKendra McColumn and Deanna Lane psoted times of 8.83 and 8.84, respectively. Andriane Lapsley of Georgia Tech was also a finals qualifier with her time of 8.85.
Long Jump Clemson’s Gisele Oliveira recorded a leap of 19’10.75″ in the long jump to win the event. Charlotte’s Adrienne Lunsford placed second with a mark of 19’0.75″ (5.81m), and Ronda White of Appalachian State rounded out the top three finishers in the event with a mark of 19’0″ (5.79m). Clemson’s Michelle Rogers posted a mark of 14’11.5″ (4.56m).
Weight Throw Erin Gilreath, competing unattached, set the new Clemson Indoor record in the weight throw with a mark of 75’4.5″ (22.97m) to win the inaugural event. Florida’s Kim Barrett was the top collegiate finisher with a NCAA automatic qualifying mark with 73’0.5″ (22.26m), while Gator teammates Jukina Dickerson and LaQuanda Cotton also automatically qualified with throws of 67’0.5″ (20.43m) and 65’10.5″ (20.08m), respectively, to round out the top three finishes. Clemson’s Della Clark posted a mark of 56’3″ (17.14m) to place eighth among collegiate competitors in her collegiate debut, and Lady Tiger teammate Allison Bradshaw threw 47’2.25″ (14.38m). Krystal Woods of Clemson recorded a mark of 44’8.25″ (13.62m).
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