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Clemson Men’s Cross Country Team Takes Second Place At Winthrop Invitational

Clemson Men’s Cross Country Team Takes Second Place At Winthrop Invitational

Sept. 25, 2004

ROCK HILL, SC – The Clemson men’s cross country team finished second at the Winthrop Invitational held Saturday. This is the third top-two finish for the Tigers in their 2004 campaign. High Point won the garnet (university) division race with 37 points, while Clemson finished with 55 points. Appalachian State took third place with 80 points, Charlotte tallied 85 points for fourth place and UNC Asheville rounded out the top five with 153 points.

Clemson was led by sophomore Jim Wahl recorded a personal-record performance to place eighth. Wahl’s time of 25:21 is a 17-second improvement over his previous personal-best effort. Ryan Fenton clocked a 25:40 and Sean Reilly completed the race in 25:58.

Head Coach Bob Pollock said, “I am very pleased with the results, especially since we competed without a full team. The first three guys (Clark, Wyatt, Wahl) ran very well. We have three weeks off to prepare for the Pre-NCAA meet, which is an extremely important meet for us, as it will help us assess where we are in terms of our team goal of winning the regional and advancing as a team to the national championships.”

Clemson will return to the course on Saturday, Oct. 16 in Terre Haute, IN, for the Pre-NCAA Championships meet.

Team Results (Top five only) 1. High Point – 37 points 2. Clemson – 55 points 3. Appalachian State – 80 points 4. Charlotte – 85 points 5. UNC Asheville – 153 points Clemson Individual Results 1. Matt Clark – 24:36 2. Derrick Wyatt – 24:40 8. Jim Wahl – 25:21 17. Ryan Fenton – 25:40 27. Sean Reilly – 25:58

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