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Clemson Women’s Track and Field Finishes Third At NCAA Championships

March 10, 2001

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Clemson women’s track and field team finished third with 30 points at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held Friday and Saturday. The Lady Tigers finished behind National Champion UCLA (46.50 points) and runner-up South Carolina (40 points). The third place finish is the highest national finish for any Clemson women’s track and field team and ties the highest finish ever by any Clemson women’s team. The only other team to finish third in the nation was the 1990 cross country team. Prior to this year, the highest the Lady Tigers had ever finished was in 1983 when Clemson finished tied for tenth.

Jamine Moton and the Lady Tiger’s 4x400m relay team competed for Clemson Saturday. Moton finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 66’11 *”. She finished the meet with two top three finishes and as a two-time All-American (shot put, weight throw). Moton is the first Lady Tiger to finish in the top three in two events at the same NCAA Championship meet. The 4x400m relay team of Michelle Burgher, Cydonie Mothersill, Marcia Smith and Shekera Weston recorded a time of 3:34.83 en route to a third place finish. That time is also a new school record, breaking the previous record time of 3:36.98 set by Burgher, LaShonda Cutchin, Weston and Mothersill at the Tyson Invitational earlier this season. Mothersill finished this meet as a National Champion (200m dash) and as a two-time All-American (200m, 4x400m relay). Burgher, Smith and Weston also received All-American honors for their finish in the 4x400m relay.

Head coach Marcia Fletcher Noad was very excited about the team’s finish. She said, “The athletes did a great job. The came out focused to make Clemson history and that is what they did. This has been a historical year so far and now we are ready to go after the outdoor season. We will get some athletes qualified again for the outdoor championships and see what we can do. Everyone was really excited coming into the championships. This has been a big transition year with the team getting used to a new coaching staff and the staff getting comfortable with the athletes. This (finishing in the top three) is one of the rewards that makes all the hard work and the challenges worth it.”

Final Top Ten Women’s Scores 1. UCLA – 46.50 2. South Carolina – 40 3. Clemson – 30 4. Arkansas – 24 5. Colorado – 22 6. Missouri – 21 Texas-El Paso – 21 8. North Carolina – 19.33 9. Arizona – 19 10. Texas – 18

Final Clemson Results 60m Dash – Cydonie Mothersill (Prelims) – 7.39 200m Dash – Cydonie Mothersill (1) – 22.89 Mile Run – Perry Fields (Prelims) – 5:00.70 4x400m Relay – Burgher, Mothersill, Smith, Weston (3) – 3:34.83 Shot Put – Jamine Moton (2) – 53’8 *” Weight Throw – Jamine Moton (3) – 66’11 *”