June 6, 1998
Buffalo, NY–Shawn Crawford finished third in the 200 meter finals and eighth in the 100 meter finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Buffalo, NY Saturday evening. As a team, Clemson finished tied for 11th with South Carolina.
The 11th place finish is the third best finish in school history. Clemson finished 10th in 1993 and 1995.
Clemson ended the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 10 All-Americans. The 10 All-Americans is a school record for most All-Americans by a Clemson team at the outdoor meet.
Shawn Crawford finished third in the 200 meter finals with a time of 20.74.
In the 110 meter high hurdle finals, Clemson’s Jeremichael Williams finished fourth with a time of 13.76, while teammate Greg Hines finished seventh with a time of 13.80.
Shawn Crawford finished eighth in the 100 meter dash finals with a time of 10.56.
“Our kids gave a good effort at the NCAA meet,” said Clemson head coach Bob Pollock.
“We learned valuable lessons at the NCAA Championships. We competed against the best, and it allowed our kids to gain experience and expertise for years to come. With Shawn Crawford hurt before the meet he survived all the rounds (100 meters, 200 meters, and 4×100 meter relay). He went to the well in all three events and showed a lot of character. I know he is disappointed . If he was at full tilt it would have been interesting to see how well he could have done.”
“It was a good year for us–winning two ACC titles (indoor and outdoor) and finishing third indoors and 11th outdoors, it was an outstanding year for us and I am proud of our team.”
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