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Clemson Women’s Track And Field Opens 2003 Season At Father Diamond Open

Clemson Women’s Track And Field Opens 2003 Season At Father Diamond Open

Jan. 12, 2003

Fairfax, VA – The Clemson women’s track and field team opened its 2003 indoor season Saturday at the Father Diamond Open hosted by George Mason University. The Lady Tigers were led by junior Silja Ulfarsdottir, who posted top-five finishes in their respective events.

Murray placed fifth in the 200m, recording a time of 25.12, while sophomore Danielle Whaley finished 10th among collegiate competitors in 25.77. Danielle Whaley recorded a time of 1:01.38 to finish 23rd. In the one mile run, rookie Casey Phillips finished sixth with a time of 5:18.81, while teammates sophomore Laura Ann Rukat and freshman Jennifer Barton were ninth and 11th with times of 5:30.24 and 5:35.53, respectively. In the 500m run, sophomore Marquita Dortch placed 22nd with a time of 1:20.95. Freshman Jennifer Hooten placed sixth in the 3000m with a time of 10:47.97, while sophomore Shannon Day was 10th in 11:32.96. Dortch also competed in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles along with sophomore Gisele Oliveira. Dortch recorded a time of 9.21, while Oliveira posted a time of 9.25. The Lady Tigers’ 4x400m relay team recorded a time of 3:52.79 to finish eighth, and the 4x800m relay team placed fifth with a time of 9:46.34.

Pickett cleared 5’3″ in the high jump to place fifth, while freshman Angela Thomas recorded a mark of 17’1.5″ in the long jump to finish 17th. Newcomer Allison Bradshaw competed in the shot put and weight throw, placing eighth in the shot put with a mark of 39’11.25″. In the weight throw, Gosselin placed fourth (45’2.25″) and Bradshaw was 10th with a mark of 37’1.75″.

Clemson Results 200m Danielle Whaley (10) – 25.77; JaToya Moore (16) – 26.31 400m Silja Ulfarsdottir (4) – 55.97; Danielle Whaley (23) – 1:01.38 One mile Casey Phillips (6) – 5:18.81; Laura Ann Rukat (9) – 5:30.24; Jennifer Barton (11) – 5:35.53 500m Marquita Dortch (22) – 1:20.95 3000m Jennifer Hooten (6) – 10:47.97; Shannon Day (10) – 11:32.96 60m hurdles Marquita Dortch (p) – 9.21; Gisele Oliveira (p) – 9.25 4x400m Relay Clemson (8) – 3:52.79 4x800m Relay Clemosn (5) – 9:46.34 High JumpKatie Pickett (T5) – 5’3″/1.60m Long Jump Angela Thomas (17) – 17’1.5″/5.22m Shot Put AllisonBradshaw (8) – 39’11.25″/12.17m Weight Throw Allison Bradshaw (10) – 37’1.75″/11.32m