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Clemson Women Take ACC Outdoor Track & Field Honors

April 27, 1999

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson’s Ron Garner was named ACC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year and Tiger freshman Erin Nett earned freshman of the year, as voted on by the nine ACC coaches after last weekend’s ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Garner received his first ACC Coach of the Year honor after leading the Tigers to the 1999 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Title. Clemson finished the meet with 91 points and snapped the North Carolina streak of seven consecutive championship titles. This was Clemson’s second women’s outdoor title, the last one won in 1991.

Clemson pole vaulter Erin Nett received ACC Outdoor Freshman of the Year honors after setting a new conference pole vault record with a personal-best vault of 12′ 1/2″. The vault qualified the Bel Air, MD, native provisionally for the NCAA Championships.

Tiger Ato Modibo received the inaugural ACC Outdoor Freshman of the Year honor after an impressive first place time of 45.51 in the 400 meter dash. Modibo also anchored the 4×400 meter relay which placed third and finished fourth overall with a time of 20.79 in the 200 meter dash. The Tiger freshman from Beltsville, MD, recorded two NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 200 meters and 400 meters.