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Clemson Men’s Track And Field To Compete At Georgia Tech Invitational

Clemson Men’s Track And Field To Compete At Georgia Tech Invitational

May 15, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s track and field team will compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational this Friday and Saturday in Atlanta, GA. The meet gets under way Friday with field events at 7:00 PM, as well as the 1500 meters, 3000-meter steeplechase and 5000 meters on the track beginning at 8 PM. Saturday’s field events begin at 11 AM with running events opening at 5 PM. This year’s field includes ACC rivals Georgia Tech, Florida State and North Carolina.

Eighteen Tigers have qualified for the Southeast Region meet, and Airese Currie has posted regional qualifying times in the 100m and 200m, and as a member of the Tigers’ 4x100m relay. Currie ranks eighth in the East Region in the 100m, and seventh in the region in the 200m. Ronald Richards and Tye Hill are also members of the Tigers’ qualifying 4x100m relay team. Itay Magidi currently ranks fourth in the East Region in the 3,000m steeplechase, and George Kitchens is second in the region in the long jump, and Ryan Hunter and Derek Gilson and Matt Lombardi are qualifiers in the shot put, and Hill’s 7,327 points in the decathlon provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Championships.

This weekend, Airese Currie, Ronald Richards will compete in the 200m, and the Tigers’ 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams will be in action this weekend.

Following this weekend’s meet, the Tigers will take next weekend off to prepare for the East Region Championships to be held on May 30-31 in Fairfax, VA.