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Clemson To Host ACC Indoor Track And Field Championships

Clemson To Host ACC Indoor Track And Field Championships

Feb. 19, 2004

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The Clemson men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the 2004 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM on Friday with the pentathlon 60m hurdles and day one will conclude with the men’s distance medley relay at 6:50 PM. The ACC Championships will resume on Saturday morning at 11:00 AM with the men’s 35-pound weight throw and the meet will end after the women’s 4x400m relay slated for 4:15 PM. An awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 PM to announce the men’s and women’s team winners.

This will be the 18th annual ACC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. Clemson is in search of its second ACC indoor title, having won the conference championship in 1992. The Lady Tigers have finished as the runner-up nine times, most recently in 2001, the first year of head coach Jessica Cousins, Silja Ulfarsdottir and Gisele Oliveira have qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200m, 400m and long and triple jump, respectively. Cousins, a freshman, is third in the conference entering this weekend’s meet. Ulfarsdottir is an all-conference performer who ranks among the top four in the league in the 400m. Oliveira is the conference leader in the triple jump and is second in ACC standings in the long jump. Other Lady Tigers to keep an eye on include Randi Hinton in the 60m, 200m and 400m. Nicholson was an NCAA qualifier in the heptathlon last year, while Pickett earned all-conference honors in the high jump in 2003. Hinton ranks among the league leaders in the 60m, 200m and 400m. The Lady Tigers’ 4x400m relay team of Ulfarsdottir, Hinton, Shakirah Rutherford and Christina Smith are looking to better their season-best time of 3:36.80 at this weekend’s meet.

Clemson men’s head track and field coach Tye Hill leads the conference in the 60m dash, but he will be challenged by defending ACC 60m Champion and fellow teammate Michael Bolling will be a contender in the 400m dash, entering the meet with the second-fastest time in the conference. Clemson’s 4x400m relay team holds the fastest time in the league this season, a mark of 3:13.49. In the field events, George Kitchens ranks second in the league in the long jump, whle Derek Gilson has a season-best and provisional qualifying mark of 58’6.75″ in the shot put. Senior Rick Hill, an NCAA Qualifier in the decathlon in 2003, has already qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon with a league-best 5,431 points and leads three other Tigers in the event.

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