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Clemson Men’s Track And Field Set To Compete At ACC Championships

April 20, 2005

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s track and field team will compete at the 2005 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Apr. 21-23 in Tallahassee, FL. The Tigers will begin competition on Thursday, as the conference meet utilizes a three-day outdoor format for the first time.

Thursday’s men’s events will include the hammer, decathlon, javelin and 10,000m run. The meet will continue on Friday with the final five decathlon events, as well as the men’s discus, long jump and high jump. The running events will begin on day two, with the men’s 1500m run trials as the first event on the track. On Saturday, the men’s shot put, pole vault and triple jump will wrap up the field events, and the finals of the running events will conclude this year’s championships.

Tigers At The 2005 ACC Championships The Tigers will begin competition on Thursday in the 2005 ACC Outdoor Championships at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State University. On day one, Derek Gilson and Danny Alge will open competition for the Tigers in the hammer throw at 1:00 PM. The decathlon will feature Brent Hobbs, Ryan Koontz and Kyle Shaw. Those three Tigers will compete in the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m on day one. Matt Pimentel and Jason Bell, Robert Ibeh, George Kitchens and Mickey Sheats will contest the long jump, while the high jump competition also begins at 1:00 PM. Clemson’s Ryan Koontz will represent the Tigers in that event. At 1:30 PM, the final day of the decathlon begins with the 110m hurdles, followed by the discus, pole vault, javelin and concluding with the 1500m run. The preliminaries of the 1500m run will include Itay Magidi and Derrick Wyatt, and are slated to begin at 2:15 PM. Seven Tigers will compete in the 110m hurdles trials at 2:45 PM, including Brent Hobbs, Ryan Koontz and Lydell Perry. At 3:30 PM, Darius Acker and Robert Ibeh, George Kitchens, Ronald Richards and Mickey Sheats in the trials of the 100m dash at 4:00 PM. Clemson returns to the track at 5:00 PM for the trials of the 400m hurdles, featuring Roy Cheney, Rashad Gardner, Scott Kautz and Lydell Perry. In the men’s 200m trials scheduled for 5:30 PM, Clemson’s Acker, Bolling, Ibeh and Richards will represent the Tigers. Ryan Fenton, Magidi and Sean Reilly will conclude the second day of competition for the Tigers with the 3000m steeplechase at 6:20 PM. The final day of competition will begin with Gilson in the men’s shot put at 1:00 PM. The Tigers’ 4x100m relay team of Cheney, Hill, Richards and Kitchens will be featured in the first running event fi nal of the day at 1:15 PM. The meet continues for Clemson with the finals of the 1500m at 1:40 PM, followed by the finals of the 110m hurdles at 2:00 PM. At 2:15 PM, the finals of the 400m dash will begin, with the 100m finals at 2:30 PM. Also slated for 2:30 PM, Mitch Greeley will compete in the pole vault and Jason Bell, Robert Ibeh, George Kitchens and Mickey Sheats will represent Clemson in the triple jump. At 3:05, the finals of the 400m hurdles will begin, followed by the 200m finals at 3:20 PM. The final individual running event of the meet, the 5000m run, will begin at 3:55 PM and will feature Clemson’s Matt Pimentel, Sean Reilly and Derrick Wyatt. The 4x400m relay will conclude the meet’s event schedule, as the Tigers take to the track for the final event at 4:30 PM.