April 5, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team placed second at the Clemson Invitational held Saturday at the Rock Norman Track Complex. Miami (OH) tallied 140 points to edge the Lady Tigers, who scored 139 points. Appalachian State placed third with 114 points, Iowa State was fourth with 88 points, Charlotte recorded 61.75 points and East Carolina finished with 41.25 points. Clemson’s Costa, Oliveira, Ulfarsdottir and 4x100m relay team qualified for the East Region Championships.
On the track, Danielle Whaley placed second in the 100m with a season-best time of 12.15, and Denise Cruse took fourth in 24.85 and Silja Ulfarsdottir won the 400m dash, leading three other Lady Tigers in the event. Silja Ulfarsdottir broke the tape in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 1:00.38 to win the event and qualify for the region meet, and Shakirah Rutherford finished the race in 1:03.23. Clemson’s 4x100m relay team won that event with a time of 45.94, another region qualifying time, while the Lady Tigers’ 4x400m relay team finished in 3:47.16 to claim that race.
Silja Ulfarsdottir posted a mark of 116’5″, and Keshia Haughton recorded a mark of 97’9″.
Clemson women’s track and field will return to action next weekend at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, TN, and NC-SC All-Star Challenge (Clemson, SC).
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