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Clemson Men Finishes Runner-Up at ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Clemson Men Finishes Runner-Up at ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Feb. 24, 2007

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Jacoby Ford’s spectacular effort in the 60m dash highlighted Clemson’s efforts at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday. The Tigers finished runner-up in the team standings for the fifth straight time, totaling 106.5 points. Five student-athletes from Clemson earned All-ACC honors Saturday, giving Clemson a total of eight this week.

Florida State won the team title with 128 points. N.C. State finished third with 70 points.

Ford’s unbelievable time of 6.52 seconds, which is tops in the NCAA this season, was by far the best time of the day in the 60m dash. He routed the field in the final, finishing ahead of Michael Ray Garvin and Greg Bolden of Florida State. C.J. Spiller (6.74) was eighth. All four Tigers posted NCAA qualifying marks in Saturday’s final.

Ford also earned All-ACC honors in the 200m dash. He improved on his personal best with a time of 21.43, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Brown was fourth overall with a time of 21.59 seconds.

The 4x400m relay team of Cowin Mills, Andrew Porter, Travis Swaggard, and Corey Brown finished second in the final section and third overall on Saturday. Porter gave the Tigers a push and put Clemson in first place heading into the final two legs. Maryland fought back and prevailed by inches down the stretch. Clemson’s time was 3:15.50.

Magidi led the first six laps of the mile run, but was unable to hold off a strong push from Tom Lancashire (Florida State) and Brad Wharton (Wake Forest). Magidi finished fourth in the event with a time of 4:06.54.

Matt Clark earned his second All-ACC honor of the weekend after a solid time in the 3000m run. He finished the 15-lap race in 8:19.42. He also earned All-Conference accolades in the 5000m on Friday. Bryce Iverson was 10th overall at 8:29.88.

Jason Bell earned his second indoor All-ACC honor after he hit a mark of 50’11.5″ on his final attempt of the afternoon. James Lemons of Georgia Tech won that event. Ryan Koontz (43’2.5″) finished 11th in the triple jump.

Mitch Greeley earned his third All-ACC honor in the indoor pole vault. The Rock Hill, SC native finished runner-up with a clearance of 17’5.5″. Freshman Chris Spear was fourth in his first-ever ACC Championships. He cleared a personal best 16’9.5″, which ranks fourth in school history.

Men’s Team Results (Final) 1. Florida State, 128 2. Clemson, 106.5 3. N.C. State, 70 4. Georgia Tech, 63 5. North Carolina, 56 6. Virginia Tech, 50.5 7. Virginia, 49 8. Wake Forest, 47 9. Maryland, 37 10. Miami, 29 11. Duke, 19 12. Boston College, 8

Clemson’s All-ACC PerformersJacoby Ford, 60m (1st)Jacoby Ford, 200m (3rd)Matt Clark, 3000m (3rd)Matt Clark, 5000m (3rd) Adam Linkenauger, High Jump (3rd)George Fields, Long Jump (1st) Jason Bell, Triple Jump (2nd)Mitch Greeley, Pole Vault (2nd)