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Clemson Men’s Track And Field Team Wins Seven Events At Tiger Invitational

Clemson Men’s Track And Field Team Wins Seven Events At Tiger Invitational

Feb. 14, 2004


CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s track and field team won seven events at the Tiger Invitational held Saturday at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility. The Tigers were led by Lydell Perry who recorded a NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 60m hurdles. Thirteen Tigers turned in season-best performances en route to seven event titles in Clemson’s final meet before the ACC Championships. The Tigers return to action this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, as Clemson hosts the 2004 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

In Saturday’s running events, Lydell Perry time of 7.95 provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Championships and he was the top collegiate finisher in the 60m hurdles. In the 4x400m relay, Clemson’s team of Marquis Andrews, Rashad Gardner and Warren Eure ran a time of 3:17.01 to win the event.

Adam Linkenauger won the high jump with a season-best clearance of 6’11” and George Kitchens had a season-best mark of 24’8.5″ to win the event, and Nick Caramanico had a season-best mark of 49’10” to finish fifth. Danny Alge won the weight throw with a season-best mark of 56’3.25″. 60m Dash Former Tiger All-American Ronald Richards crossed the finish line in 6.88 to finish eighth. In the preliminaries, Clemson’s Robert Ibeh ran a 7.53. 60m Hurdles Former Tiger standout Lydell Perry was the top collegiate finisher, clocking a season-best and provisional qualifying time of 7.95. Florida International’s Gerald Waugh was third overall and second among collegiate competitors with a time of 7.98. Javonie Small of Morehouse was the third-place collegiate finisher in 8.17. In the preliminaries, Clemson’s Rashad Gardner ran an 8.37, Roy Cheney crossed the line in 8.43 and Scott Kautz recorded a time of 8.45. 200m Former Clemson All-American Ronald Richards of Clemson finished third overall with a season-best time of 21.73, and Rynelle Joseph was third among collegiate sprinters with a time of 21.97. Clemson’s Marquis Andrews ran a 22.37 to finish eighth, and Warren Eure crossed the line in 22.39 to place 10th. 400m Sean Campbell of Florida State captured the 400m dash with a time of 48.22, while Clemson’s Michael Bolling clocked a 48.40 to take second place. Milton Bolton of Western Carolina took third place with a time of 48.56. Clemson’s Rashad Gardner posted a time of 50.75, and Scott Kautz ran a 51.16. 800m Charlotte’s Riaan Lourens won the 800m with a time of 1:54.81, passing Clemson’s Ahmad Rutherford at the finish line. Rutherford finished in 1:55.30, followed by Ross McMillan of Morehouse who clocked a 1:57.86. The Tigers’ Mike Foley finished seventh with a time of 1:58.94. Mile Run Clay Pendleton finished 11th with a time of 4:28.00. 3000m Run Clemson runners captured first and second, as Ryan Fenton recorded a season-best time of 8:31.82 to win the event. The Tigers’ Sean Reilly finished second in 8:34.99, and Western Carolina’s Adam Puett clocked an 8:36.57 to place third. Clemson’s Eric Soder recorded a time of 8:41.59, and Greg Isaacs posted a season-best 8:56.20 to finish 13th overall. 4x400m Relay Clemson’s 4x400m relay team of Marquis Andrews, Rashad Gardner and Warren Eure won the event with a time of 3:17.01. Charlotte’s “A” team finished second in 3:17.20 and Morehouse took third place in 3:18.39. Distance Medley Relay Charlotte’s relay team of Alexander Stewart, Irvin Hunter, Riaan Lourens and Mark Weems claimed the first running event of the day with a time of 10:28.36. Charlotte “B” team took second place with a time of 10:39.32, and Samford University finished in third place with a time of 10:42.65. High Jump Clemson took the top two places in the high jump, as Adam Linkenauger claimed first place with a clearance of 6’11” and Terrance McDaniel was the runner-up with a mark of 6’9″. Doug Ameigh, a former Tiger All-American competing unattached placed third with a mark of 6’9″, and Pat Bullock from UNC Wilmington finished third among collegiate competitors with his mark of 6’9″. Pole VaultRyan Lewis, a former Tiger competing unattached, won the pole vault with a mark of 15’11”. Miami’s Jon Mark was the top collegiate finisher with a clearance of 15’5″, and Adam Klotzbach of Clemson finished second among collegiate competitors with the same mark. Chris Centrich of Clemson rounded out the top three collegiate finishers with a mark of 14’11”. Long Jump George Kitchens of Clemson won the long jump with a mark of 24’8.5″, tying his season-best effort. Albany State’s Eddie McDuffie took second place with a leap of 23’10.75″, and Western Carolina’s Justin Davis finished third with a mark of 23’9.5″. The Tigers’ Ryan Hunter posted a mark of 22’6.25″ for eighth place, Ryan Koontz recorded a mark of 19’10.75″ and Rick Hill jumped 19’3.5″. Triple Jump Cameron Dayne from Morehouse won the triple jump with a mark of 48’4″. Appalachian State’s Gerald Foreman finished second with a leap of 47’11.25″ and Eddie McDuffie took third with a mark of 47’8.5″. Shot Put Georgia Tech’s Zeb Sion threw 56’6.5″ to win the shot put, and Nick Caramanico posted a mark of 49’10”, Ryan Hunter threw 43’5″ and Ryan Koontz had a mark of 35’1.25″. Weight Throw Clemson’s Nick Caramanico finished seventh with his mark of 50’9.5″.

Clemson Results 60m Dash – Ronald Richards (8) – 6.88, (p) – 6.84; Robert Ibeh (p) – 7.53 60m Hurdles – Lydell Perry (p) – 8.00; Rashad Gardner (p) – 8.37; Roy Cheney (p) – 8.43; Scott Kautz (p) – 8.45 200m – Ronald Richards (2) – 21.73; Marquis Andrews (8) – 22.37; Warren Eure (10) – 22.39 400m – Michael Bolling (2) – 48.40; Rashad Gardner (16) – 50.75; Scott Kautz (18) – 51.16 800m – Ahmad Rutherford (2) – 1:55.30; Mike Foley (7) – 1:58.94 Mile – Clay Pendleton (11) – 4:28.00 3000m – Ryan Fenton (1) – 8:31.82; Sean Reilly (2) – 8:34.99: Eric Soder (5) – 8:41.59; Greg Isaacs (13) – 8:56.20 4x400m Relay – Andrews, Acker, Gardner, Eure (1) – 3:17.01 High Jump – Adam Linkenauger (1) – 6’11″/2.11m; Terrance McDaniel (2) – 6’9″/2.06m Long Jump – George Kitchens (1) – 24’8.5″/7.53m; Ryan Hunter (8) – 22’6.25″/6.86m; Ryan Koontz (30) – 19’10.75″/6.06m; Rick Hill (31) – 19’3.5″/5.88m Pole Vault – Adam Klotzbach (2) – 15’5″/4.70m Shot Put – Nick Caramanico (5) – 49’10″/15.19m; Ryan Hunter (10) – 43’5″/13.23m; Ryan Koontz (16) – 36’11″/11.25m Weight Throw – Nick Caramanico (7) – 50’9.5″/15.48m