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Clemson Women’s Track And Field Team In Fourth Place After Day One of the ACC Indoor Championships

Clemson Women’s Track And Field Team In Fourth Place After Day One of the ACC Indoor Championships

Feb. 20, 2004


CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s track and field team is in fourth place after the first day of competition at the 2004 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships held Friday at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility. Georgia Tech leads the field with 38 points, followed by Florida State’s 31-point effort. North Carolina stands in third place with 30 points, and the Lady Tigers are in fourth place with 28 points. Maryland tallied 25 points and Virginia is in sixth place with 23.5 points. Wake Forest ranks seventh with 23 points, NC State has 21 points and Duke rounds out the field with 14.5 points. The ACC Championships will continue on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM and conclude with the awards ceremony at 4:30 PM.

Senior Christina Moore finished 11th and 12th with scores of 2,961 and 1,955, respectively. Nicholson jumped out to the early lead with a time of 8.62 in the 60m hurdles, winning the event. Christina Moore finished in 10.10 in the hurdles. Nicholson cleared 5’5.25″ in the high jump to lead the Lady Tigers, and Nyenke recorded a mark of 5’1.75″ and Moore cleared 4’5.5″. In the shot put, Nicholson posted a mark of 36’11.75″, Nyenke threw 25’10” and Moore recorded a mark of 25’4″. Nicholson led Clemson in the long jump with her mark of 17’3.5″, while Nyenke jumped 15’7.5″ and Moore recorded a mark of 14’6.5″. In the final event of the pentathlon, Nicholson ran a 2:35.00 in the 800m, while Nyenke crossed the line in 2:38.39.

Gisele Oliveira recorded a provisional qualifying mark in the long jump, leaping into second in the Clemson all-time list with her winning mark of 20’10.75″. Oliveira is the first Lady Tiger ACC long jump champion since 1994 when Tonya McKelvey won the event. Patrice McMillan, Randi Hinton, Sudati Masasu and Casey Phillips finished seventh with a time of 12:00.40.

Patrice McMillan advanced to the finals of the 800m with a season-best time of 2:13.43. In the preliminaries of the mile run, Clemson’s Casey Phillips narrowly missed qualifying for the finals with a time of 5:01.17, and Jennifer Barton crossed the finish line in 5:14.93. Jelyn Quick qualified for the finals of the 60m hurdles, recording a season-best time of 8.49. In the distance medley relay, Clemson finished seventh with a time of 12:00.40.

Clemson Results 60m – Randi Hinton (p) – 7.66 200m – Randi Hinton (p) – 24.84 400m – Randi Hinton (q) – 56.11; Christina Smith (p) – 56.32 800m – Patrice McMillan (q) – 2:13.43; Sudati Masasu (p) – 2:19.21 Mile – Phillips (p) – 5:01.17; Barton (p) – 5:14.93 60m Hurdles – Quick (q) – 8.49; Dortch (p) – 8.72; Nicholson (p) – 11.27 Distance Medley Relay – McMillan, Hinton, Masasu, Phillips (7) – 12:00.40 Long Jump – Gisele Oliveira (1) – 20’10.75″; Katrina Moultrie (7) -19’0.5″; Lauren Nicholson (14) – 17’8.25″ High Jump – Gisele Oliveira (13) – 5’2.5″; Michelle Rogers (14) – 5’0.5″ Shot Put – Della Clark (10) – 40’11.75″; Allison Bradshaw (p) – 40’9.75″ Pentathlon – Christina Moore (12) – 1,955 points