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Clemson Men’s Track and Field Sweeps ACC Indoor Individual Honors

Feb. 22, 2001

Greensboro, N.C. – The Clemson Men’s Indoor Track and Field team won its fifth straight Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field title this past weekend in Blacksburg, Va. After their performances at the ACC Championships, Tiger head coach Bob Pollock and student-athletes Jacey Harper and Larry Griffin earned this season Atlantic Coast Conference Coach, Most Valuable Performer and Rookie of the Year honors, respectively. The above awards are voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.

Pollock, in his 13th season at the helm of the Clemson program, earned his fifth straight ACC Coach of the Year title and ninth overall. His team gathered a school-record 181 points this season. Pollock has won 10 ACC Indoor titles during his tenure at Clemson, and this season coached the league’s Most Valuable Performer and Rookie of the Year.

Harper, a sophomore from Edinburgh, Trinidad, was the ACC Champion in the 60 meter dash, the 200 meter dash and the 4×400 meter relay. In the 60 meter dash, he posted a time of 6.74, while in the 200 meter dash his time of 21.35 is the fastest this season in the league. The Clemson 4×400 meter relay posted a winning time of 3:14.08, in which Harper ran the second leg of the race.

Griffin, a Tiger rookie out of Greenville, S.C., was the recipient of the ACC Rookie of the Year after his second place performance in the 60 meter dash. His time of 6.89 was second only to teammate and champion Jacey Harper.

Clemson Men’s 2001 Indoor All-ACC Honorees Jacey Harper – 60m dash, 200m dash, 4x400m relay Larry Griffin – 60m dash Ato Modibo – 200m dash, 400m dash, 4x400m relay Otto Spain – 200m dash, 400m dash, 4x400m relay Todd Matthews – 60m hurdles Sultan Tucker – 60m hurdles Ian Potter – 60m hurdles Kai Maull – long jump, triple jump Doug Ameigh – high jump Malcolm Reynolds – high jump Garrick Copes – 4x400m relay