Clemson Men’s Track and Field Wins Tenth ACC Outdoor Title

Clemson Men’s Track and Field Wins Tenth ACC Outdoor Title

April 21, 2001

ORLANDO, FL – The Clemson Tiger men’s track and field team won its tenth overall and second consecutive ACC title today at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. This is the eighth Championship under current head coach Bob Pollock and fourth in the last five years. Clemson claimed the title with 189 points while Florida State finished with 183 points. Virginia finished third with 108 points while North Carolina was fourth with 97.50. Wake Forest posted a fifth-place finish with 84.50 points and NC State was sixth with 78.50 points. Georgia Tech took seventh (44), Duke was eighth (22.50) and Maryland finished ninth with 12 points.

The Tigers swept the top four spots in the 100m dash. Jacey Harper won the event with a provisional qualifying time of 10.25 while Larry Griffin finished second with a time of 10.60. Sultan Tucker posted a third place finish in 10.61 and David Collins was fourth with a time of 10.68. Harper also won the 200m dash with another provisional time of 20.71. Ato Modibo finished third in 21.06 and Otto Spain finished fifth with a time of 21.30. Kai Maull finished eighth in the event with a time of 21.90. Modibo claimed the 400m dash with an automatic qualifying time of 44.87 while Otto Spain was third in 46.47. Matt Thompson posted an eighth place finish with a time of 48.14. Mike Connelly was fifth in the 800m run with a time of 1:51.37. Jason Meany was an ACC champion in the 5000m run with a time of 14:31.59 and Scott Shaw finished 24th in the event (15:37.56). Todd Matthews won the 110m hurdles with a provisional qualifying time of 13.84 while Sultan Tucker was second in 14.06. Shauntae Lovings claimed fourth place with a time of 14.41. Tony Washington placed fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.77. Clemson’s 4x100m relay team of Tucker, Modibo, Harper, and Griffin won the event with a time of 40.24. The Tigers’ 4x400m relay team of Harper, Spain, Thompson and Modibo finished second in the event with a time of 3:07.82.

Andy Giesler set a Clemson record in the decathlon, winning the event with 7619 points. Rick Hill also competed in the decathlon for the Tigers, finishing seventh overall with 5954 points. In the high jump, Doug Ameigh led the Tigers as he cleared 7’1″ to finish second. Malcolm Reynolds was fourth with a mark of 6’10 ” while Bryant Howe was fifth with a mark of 6’8 “. Tony Lloyd finished ninth (6’6 “) and Terrance McDaniel was 11th with a mark of 6’4 “. Kai Maull led the Tigers in the long jump with a mark of 24’5″ and Shauntae Lovings was 12th with a mark of 22’1 “. Brit Barrow posted a 14th place finish with a mark of 21’6″ and Lloyd finished 15th with a mark of 21’5 1″. Maull placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 49’3 ” while Lloyd was fourth (47’11 “). McDaniel finished fifth with a mark of 47’3 “, Barrow was seventh (46’8 “) and Matthews posted a mark of 45’3 ” to finish 11th. Matt Lombardi finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 50’10 1″ while Giesler was 13th (45’10”). David Schenek placed seventh in the hammer with a mark of 170’6″ and Brett Varner finished 12th (161’6″).