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Clemson Women’s Track And Field Completes Competition At Meyo Classic

Clemson Women’s Track And Field Completes Competition At Meyo Classic

Feb. 9, 2003

South Bend, IN – The Clemson women’s track and field team completed competition at the Meyo Classic hosted this weekend by the University of Notre Dame. The Lady Tigers set 19 season-best marks in eight events, including six in the 200m and five in the 400m.

Marquita Dortch set a season-best time of 8.84 in the 60m hurdles, placing fifth. In the 60m, Silja Ulfarsdottir clocked a time of 7.72 en route to an eighth-place finish, while JaToya Moore was ninth in 24.84. Shakirah Rutherford recorded a time of 25 .02 and placed 10th, while Danielle Whaley was 11th in 25.06. Denise Cruse and Angela Thomas also posted season-best times of 25 .64 and 26.16, respectively. In the 400m, Ulfarsdottir clocked a season-best 54.73 for a third-place finish, while Rutherford was 11th in 56.72. Cruse placed 12th (56.83), while Angela Thomas and Dortch recorded times of 57.83 and 59.14, respectively. In the 800m, Jennifer Barton recorded a season-best of 2:24.86, while Laura Ann Rukat’s time of 2:27.81 was also a season-best. Phillips posted a time of 3:07.30 to place ninth in the 1000m, and Barton placed 11th in 3:18.46. Phillips also competed in the mile run, clocking a time of 5:02.01 to place 11th. The Lady Tigers’ 4×440 yard relay team of Ulfarsdottir, Murray, Cruse and Moore placed sixth in 3:52.57, while Dortch, Rutherford, Whaley and Thomas finished eighth in 3:57.38.

In the pole vault, Angela Thomas placed 12th in the long jump with a mark of 17’0″, while Allison Bradshaw set a season-best in the shot put, recording a mark of 41’0″. In the weight throw, Mary Gosselin placed seventh (49’9″), and Bradshaw recorded a throw of 34’8″.

The Lady Tigers return to action Feb. 21-22 in Chapel Hill, NC, at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Clemson Results 60m Silja Ulfarsdottir (3) – 54.73; Shannon Murray (12) – 11.01. 60m hurdles Marquita Dortch (5) – 8.84. 200m Silja Ulfarsdottir (6) – 24.64; JaToya Moore (9) – 24.84; Shakirah Rutherford (10) – 25.02; Danielle Whaley (11) – 25.06; Denise Cruse (22) – 25.64; Angela Thomas (25) – 26.16. 400m Marquita Dortch (18) – 59.14. 800m Jennifer Barton (27) – 2:24.86; Laura Ann Rukat’s (29) – 2:27.81. 1000m Jennifer Barton (11) – 3:18.46. Mile Casey Phillips (11) – 5:02.01 4×440 yard relay Ulfarsdottir, Murray, Cruse, Moore (6) – 3:52.57; Dortch, Rutherford, Whaley, Thomas (8) – 3:57.38. Pole vaultJoana Costa (3) – 3.70m/12’0″. Long jump Angela Thomas (12) – 5.20m/17’0″ High jumpKatie Pickett (T6) – 1.62m/5’3.75″. Shot put Allison Bradshaw (9) – 12.50m/41’0″ Weight throw Allison Bradshaw (14) – 10.62m/34’8″.