June 13, 2009
Fayetteville, AR – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2009 outdoor All-Americans on Saturday at the conclusion of the NCAA Championships. Clemson produced five All-Americans, most since the 2007 team had six.
Jacoby Ford earned All-America status in both the 100m dash and 4x100m relay. He finished ninth in the 100m, but pulled up midway through the race due to a hamstring injury. It is not believed to be serious. He recorded a season-best time of 10.01 in the prelims, the second-best time in the NCAA this season. It was Ford’s second straight All-America honor in the 100m dash.
In his career, Ford is now a five-time USTFCCCA All-American. Included among the honors was his national championship performance indoors in the 60m dash.
The relay group of C.J. Spiller, Trenton Guy, and Ford finished in third place Friday. It marked the third career All-America honor in track for Spiller, a standout on the football field for the Tigers. Spiller previously earned All-America status with the 4x100m relay team in 2007.
Murdock and Guy both earned their first-ever All-America honors. Both decorated high school sprinters, Murdock is only a freshman and Guy just a sophomore. Clemson finished the NCAA Championships in a tie for 40th place in the team standings on the men’s side.
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