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Clemson Senior and Former Wrestler Win Silver Medals in Sydney

Oct. 5, 2000

CLEMSON, SC – A current and a former Clemson student-athlete claimed silver medals at the Olympic Games while six other Tigers competed for their respective countries.

Clemson senior track and field athlete Michelle Burgher and former Tigers wrestler Sam Henson won silver medals at the Olympic Games held in Sydney. Burgher was a member of the Jamaican 4x400m relay team that finished second behind the United States and edged Russia. Henson, currently the assistant wrestling coach at the University of Oklahoma, won a silver medal for the United States in the 54kg freestyle event. Henson was a two-time national champion (1993, 1994) while at Clemson.

Junior Kenny Roberts, a member of the swim team, competed in his second Olympic Games for Seychelles. Roberts finished 61st overall in the100 free event.

Ato Modibo, a junior on the men’s track and field team, competed for Trinidad and Tobago in the 400m and the 4x00m relay. Modibo finished sixth in the first round in the 400m, and his relay team was fifth in the first round of the 4x400m relay.

Sophomore Jacey Harper, another men’s track athlete, participated in the 4x100m relay for Trinidad and Tobago. His team finished third in the first round to advance to the semifinals where they were sixth in their heat.

Former Tiger track athlete Charles Allen competed for Guyana in the 110m hurdles, finishing fifth in the first round while assistant track coach Steve Brown advanced to the second round of the 110m hurdles where he finished eighth for Trinidad and Tobago.

Cydonie Mothersill, a senior on the women’s track and field team, competed in the 100m and 200m dashes for the Cayman Islands. Mothersill finished second in the first round of the 200m dash behind Marion Jones before withdrawing in the second round. She advanced to the second round in the 100m dash where she finished eighth.