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Clemson Men’s Track And Field Tied For Seventh After Day One Of NCAA Championships

March 9, 2001

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Clemson men’s track and field team is tied for seventh with 10 points after the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Tigers were led by Sultan Tucker and Todd Matthews in the 60m hurdles.

Tucker finished third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.69, a personal best and the second-best time ever posted by a Tiger. Matthews placed fifth with a time of 7.77. Both Tucker and Matthews earned All-American honors for their efforts.

Head coach Bob Pollock and assistant coach Charles Foster were pleased with Tucker’s and Matthew’s results. Foster said, “To have two of the top five hurdlers in the country is quite a tribute to them and their commitment to Clemson track and field. We are very proud of them, but it doesn’t stop there.” Pollock also expressed his pleasure with their performance. He said, “I am very proud of Sultan and Todd and their third and fifth place rankings in the country as All-Americans.”

Ato Modibo competed for the Tigers in the 400m dash, finishing the preliminaries with a time of 47.31 while Jacey Harper recorded a time of 21.19 in the preliminaries of the 200m dash. Neither Modibo’s nor Harper’s times qualified them for the finals.

The 2001 NCAA indoor track and field championships will conclude Saturday in Fayetteville, AR.

Top Ten Men’s Scores After 6 Events 1. Alabama-21 2. Texas Christian-16 3. Stanford-15 4. Arkansas-14 5. George Mason-11 Tennessee-11 7. Mississippi-10 Georgia-10 Indiana State-10 Clemson-10

Clemson Men’s Day One 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