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Clemson Men’s Track And Field In Fourth Place After Day One Of ACC Championships

April 19, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Clemson men’s track and field team is in fourth place with 34 points after the first day of the 2002 ACC Championships. The Tigers qualified 14 for Saturday’s final, while the Tigers tallied two second-place and two fourth-place finishes in finals on Friday.

In Friday’s finals, Andrew Kessler finished fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 4.95m/16’2.75″, tying his season-best. George Kitchens added another second-place finish for the Tigers in the long jump, with a personal-best mark of 7.51m/24’7.75″. Terrance McDaniel also scored for Clemson in the long jump with his mark of 7.29m/23’11”, a season-best. Colt Hodge took sixth in the discus throw with a season-best mark of 49.98m/164’0″, and Doug Ameigh placed seventh in the javelin throw with a mark of 55.74m/182’10”.

In the 100m, Airese Currie qualified with his season-best time of 10.43. Eugene Lee also qualified for Saturday’s finals with times of 10.51 and 10.52, respectively. Thomas also qualified in the 200m dash with a time of 20.90. Michael Bolling will also advance! to the finals of the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 52.42.

Rick Hill leads the decathlon after day on with 3675 points, while Matt Thompson is fourth with 3549 points. Ian Potter is in seventh with 3138 points going into day two of the decathlon.