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Clemson Men’s Track and Field Team Finishes 20th At NCAA Championships

March 10, 2001

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Clemson men’s track and field team finished tied for 20th with 10 points at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. This is the eighth time the Tigers have finished in the top 20 in the 13 years that Bob Pollock has coached the team. LSU won this year’s championship with 34 points, narrowly edging Texas Christian, Arkansas and Alabama who finished with 33, 32, and 31 points respectively. Stanford rounded out the top five finishers with 28.50 points for the fifth place finish.

Todd Matthews was the only Tiger to compete for Clemson today. He posted an 11th place finish in the high jump, clearing 6’10 Ľ”.

Head coach Bob Pollock was very complimentary of the efforts of his athletes, especially Clemson’s two All-Americans, Sultan Tucker and Todd Matthews. He said, “Sultan and Todd, our 60m hurdlers, did a tremendous job finishing third and fifth respectively. This was a disappointing meet for Ato Modibo and Jacey Harper who worked extremely hard to get to the national championships and then not perform as well as they are capable. However, they will rebound and be contenders outdoors. This was also a learning experience for Malcolm Reynolds that hopefully he will carry with him on a daily basis. He must learn that to compete with the best he must train hard daily. Now it is time for this team to focus our attention on the outdoor season. Our goal is to repeat as ACC Champions outdoor and to head to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as title contenders.”

Final Top Ten Men’s Scores 1. LSU – 34 2. Texas Christian – 33 3. Arkansas – 32 4. Alabama – 31 5. Stanford – 28.50 6. SMU – 27 7. Florida – 26 8. Kansas – 20 9. Tennessee – 19 10. Mississippi – 18 T20.Clemson – 10

Clemson Men’s Final Results 60m Hurdles – Sultan Tucker (3) – 7.69, Todd Matthews (5) – 7.77 200m Dash – Jacey Harper (Prelim.) – 21.19 400m Dash – Ato Modibo (Prelim.) – 47.31 High Jump – Malcolm Reynolds (11) – 6’10 Ľ”