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Clemson Women’s Track And Field Set To Compete At ACC Championships

April 20, 2005

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team will compete at the 2005 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Apr. 21-23 in Tallahassee, FL. The Lady Tigers will begin competition on Thursday, as the conference meet utilizes a three-day format for the first time in outdoor competition.

Thursday’s women’s events will include the javelin, heptathlon, hammer and 10,000m run. The meet will continue on Friday with the women’s pole vault, long jump and shot put, as well as the final three events of the heptathlon. The running events on day two will begin with the preliminaries of the 1500m, the trials of the 100m hurdles, 400m dash, 100m dash, 800m run, 400m hurdles and 200m trials. The only running event fi nal slated for Friday is the 3000m steeplechase. On Saturday, the discus, high jump and triple jump will wrap up the field events, and the finals of the running events will conclude this year’s championships. Those finals include, in order of completion, the 4x100m relay, 1500m run, 100m hurdles, 400m dash, 100m dash, 800m run, 400m hurdles, 200m dash, 5000m run and 4x400m relay. The awards presentation at 4:45 PM will conclude the 2005 ACC Outdoor Championships.

Lady Tigers At The 2005 ACC Championships The 2005 Lady Tigers will open competition at the ACC Outdoor Championships at the Mike Long Track and Field Complex on the campus of Florida State University on Thursday, Apr. 21. On day one, Krystal Woods will compete in the Lady Tigers’ first event, the javelin throw, at 10:00 AM. The heptathlon is slated to begin at 2:00 PM, and will feature Clemson’s Jessica Earp and Tia Perry. The women’s hammer throw will get underway at 7:00 PM, as Della Clark, Mikaela Patterson and Woods compete in that event.

On Friday, Della Clark will compete in the shot put. The running events will get underway at 2:00 PM with the preliminaries of the 1500m, in which Casey Phillips will represent the Lady Tigers. The 100m hurdles trials, slated for 2:30 PM, will include Clemson’s Renata Miyamoto and Silja Ulfarsdottir. Hardy will return to the track at 3:15 PM for the trials of the 400m dash, then Earp and Perry will complete the heptathlon, beginning at 3:30 PM. At 3:45 PM, Randi Hinton will compete in the trials of the 100m dash, followed by Patrice McMillan in the trials of the 800m at 4:15 PM. Hardy, Hill and Ulfarsdottir will compete in the trials of the 400m hurdles at 4:45 PM, then Hinton will compete in the trials of the 200m at 5:15 PM. Jennifer Barton will compete in the final event of the day, the 3000m steeplechase, at 5:45 PM.

Clemson will kick off the final day of competition at 10:00 AM with Krystal Woods in the discus throw. At 1:00 PM, the Lady Tigers’ 4x100m relay team of Renata Miyamoto will compete in the first running event final of the day. The finals of the 1500m are slated for 1:30 PM, followed by the 100m hurdles final at 1:50 PM. Anni Korhonen will make her ACC debut as she competes in the high jump at 2:00 PM. The 400m dash finals begin at 2:10 PM, and the 100m dash finals are scheduled for 2:25 PM. At 2:30 PM, Gisele Oliveira will defend her ACC crown in the triple jump, and will be joined by teammates Renata Miyamoto and Michelle Rogers. The 800m finals continue the running event schedule at 2:35 PM, followed by the 400m hurdles final and 200m dash finals at 2:55 PM and 3:15 PM, respectively. The Lady Tigers will conclude competition at 4:20 PM, as Tia Perry compete in the 4x400m relay.