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Clemson Women Win ACC Championship

April 18, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – Sophomore Jamine Moton won the shot put and the discus events to lead the Clemson women’s team to the 1999 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Saturday afternoon in Clemson.

The win was only Clemson’s second ACC Championship in women’s outdoor track. The Tigers’ other championship came in 1991, when current head coach Ron Garner was an assistant for the Tigers. Clemson’s Championship ended North Carolina’s string of seven consecutive conference crowns.

The Tigers placed first with 142.5 points, followed by Florida State with 126.5. North Carolina finished third with 114 points.

On Saturday, Moton won the shot put for the second consecutive season, recording a provisional qualifying mark of 50’3 1/4″. She won the discus on Friday with a throw of 163’5″, defeating three-time champion Amy Brown of Virginia. Moton placed second in the hammer with a mark of 178’2″.

Freshman Erin Nett won the pole vault with a provisional mark and personal best of 12’1/2″, to set a new ACC record. Teammate Mandy McLane was second after clearing 11’3 3/4″.

The Tigers’ 4x100m relay team of Terri Robinson, Shekera Weston, Lashonda Cutchin and Nikkie Bouyer won the ACC title with a provisional time of 45.07. The same four runners combined for a time of 3:44.42 and second place in the 4x400m.

Also at the ACC meet, Weston placed second in the 200m (23.26) and fourth in the 400m (55.28). Bouyer was second in the 100m hurdles with a provisional time of 13.32 and fourth in the 200m (23.48). Cutchin placed fifth in the 400m dash with a time of 55.41.

In the distance events, senior Julianne Littmann finished second in the 5000m with a time of 17:18.51 and fourth in the 1500m at 4:34.60. Junior Beth Ahern placed fourth in the 5000m (17:27.22) and sixth in the 3000m (10:07.14). Junior Erika van Reenen placed fourth in the 10000m with a time of 36:34.26.

In other field event competition, Junior Kammie Blount placed third in the javelin with a throw of 141’9″. McLane finished fifth in the high jump with a height of 5’5 1/2″, and Dana Copeland placed seventh after clearing the same height on a later jump.

Robinson was fifth in the long jump with a mark of 19’11 1/2″, while freshman Sheri Smith placed seventh at 19’4″. Smith finished eighth with a triple jump of 39’7 3/4″.