May 1, 2004
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s track and field team qualified three student-athletes for the 2004 NCAA East Region Championships at the NC-SC All-Star Meet held at the Rock Norman Track and Field Complex on Saturday. The Tigers won nine event titles, including the 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus, hammer and javelin. Clemson’s Robert Ibeh, Marquis Andrews, Jason Bell, Derek Gilson and Matt Lombardi posted NCAA East Region Championship qualifying marks. Team North Carolina (Brevard, Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, UNC Wilmington) won this year’s meet with 511 points, as Team South Carolina (Charleston Southern, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Morris) amassed 472 points.
In the 100m, Robert Ibeh recorded a time of 10.84 to place third, and four Tigers recorded season-best times in the 200m. Robert Ibeh captured the event title with a season-best regional qualifying time of 21.20, as Marquis Andrews, Marquis Andrews was the runner-up with a time of 21.28, Warren Eure clocked a 12.38 and Warren Eure also had a season-best performance of 48.00 to place third. Rashad Gardner was the event winner in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.16. Ryan Fenton was the runner-up in the 1500m, crossing the finish line in 4:04.26.
Jason Bell recorded a season-best and regional qualifying mark of 49’6.5″ to finish as the top collegian in the triple jump. Derek Gilson tied his season-best and regional qualifying effort in the shot put with a mark of 57’4.75″ to win the event, and Derek Gilson captured the discus title with a mark of 159’4″, Ryan Hunter placed third with a mark of 136’7″. Brandon Holmes was a scorer for Team South Carolina with a mark of 101’10”. Danny Alge claimed the hammer throw with a mark of 180’4″, and Clayton Curtis won the javelin throw with a mark of 171’9″. Brandon Holmes was the runner-up in the javelin with a mark of 165’10”.
The Tiger track and field team returns to action on Saturday, May 8, as Clemson hosts the Orange & Purple Classic.
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