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Clemson Track & Field to Hold `Community Mile’ for Late Coach Bob Pollock on May 14

April 14, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson track & field program will hold a `community mile’ benefit in honor of former men’s head coach Bob Pollock, who died of lung cancer on Feb. 20, 2010. The benefit will be held at Rock Norman Track on Saturday, May 14 at approximately 1:20 PM during the Clemson Tiger Qualifier, just after the conclusion of the 4x100m relay. Entrants are asked to pay a $20 registration fee, either in advance or in person, to participate in the mile. Proceeds raised from the event will be donated to benefit cancer research. See the link below for more information on how to participate.

Bob Pollock Community Mile Participation Information

“We thought this would be a good way to honor Coach Pollock and all that he did for the Clemson track & field program,” said Lawrence Johnson, Clemson’s Director of Track & Field. “We want to do our small part by contributing in any way that we can to the fight against this dreaded disease.”

Pollock was the men’s track & field and cross country coach at Clemson from 1988-2008. He directed the program to 21 ACC Championships and was a 19-time ACC Coach of the Year selection. Both of those figures are athletic department records among Clemson coaches. He coached the men’s indoor track team to 11 top-20 finishes and the men’s outdoor program to 10 top-20 seasons. Seven of the indoor track national finishes were top 10s.