June 1, 2002
BATON ROUGE, LA – The Clemson women’s track and field team finished tied for 20th at the 2002 NCAA Track and Field Championships. The Lady Tigers scored 12 points to post their sixth top-25 finish in school history. It is also the third time in school history that Clemson has posted consecutive top-25 finishes, as the Lady Tigers were 7th at the 2001 NCAA Championships.
On the final day of competition, freshman Gisele Oliveira picked up two more points for the Lady Tigers as she placed seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 43’0.5″/13.12m. The All-American concludes her rookie season tied with senior Sheri Smith for the school record. Smith also competed in the triple jump on Saturday, recording a mark of 42’7″/12.98m to finish ninth. Jamine Moton competed in the shot put, recording a mark of 51’11.75″/15.84.
Moton concludes her illustrious collegiate career with six All-America honors and as the 2002 NCAA Champion in the hammer throw. She was the 2002 runner-up in the weight throw, and also finished second in the shot put indoor and outdoor in 2001. In the ACC, Moton collected an all-time conference record 13 individual ACC titles, and was named the 2002 ACC Women’s Track and Field Performer of the Year.
Smith also completed her collegiate career at the NCAA Championships. She is tied with freshman Oliveira for the outdoor Clemson triple jump record, and is Clemson’s all-time leader in the triple jump indoor. She was the 2001 ACC Champion in the triple jump outdoor as earned All-America honors in the triple jump indoor in 2002. She was also a member of the All-ACC team in the triple jump indoor 2002 as well as outdoor 2002.
Complete Lady Tiger Results Hammer throw – Jamine Moton – 1st (220’6″) Shot Put – Jamine Moton – 15th (51’11.75″) Triple Jump – Gisele Oliveira – 7th (43’0.5″) Sheri Smith – 9th (42’7″)
NCAA Meet Results 1. South Carolina – 82 pts. 2. UCLA – 72 pts. 3. Southern California – 57 pts. 4. LSU – 43 pts. 5. Kansas State – 30 pts. T20. Clemson – 12 pts.
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