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Clemson Track Athlete To Compete In IAAF World Junior Championships

Oct. 18, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. — Elton “Otto” Spain, a sophomore on the Tiger track team, will represent the United States in the Eighth Annual IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships Oct. 17-22 in Santiago, Chile. Clemson head coach Bob Pollock said, “We are excited for Otto to represent the United States and Clemson at the World Junior Championships. He did a tremendous job here as a freshman and he will do an outstanding job for Team USA.” A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Spain will compete in the 400m as a member of Team USA. As a freshman at Clemson, Spain was a member of the Tiger 4x400m relay team that finished second at the USA Indoor Championships and tenth in the NCAA Championships. His time of 47.03 in the 400m outdoors was sixth best in the ACC.