May 25, 2005
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team is set to compete at the NCAA East Region Championships on May 27-28 in Randalls Island, NY. Ten Lady Tigers have posted regional qualifying marks during the 2005 outdoor season. Of those qualifiers, six have made previous appearances at the East Region Championships. Gisele Oliveira will lead the Lady Tigers, as she was the 2004 East Region champion in the triple jump. Other Lady Tigers who are making at least their second appearance at the region meet are Della Clark, Randi Hinton, Silja Ulfarsdottir, Sara Young and Krystal Woods.
Gisele Oliveira is one of the Lady Tigers’ top qualifiers, as she is the defending East Region Champion in the triple jump. Entering this year’s region meet, the senior from Porto Alegre, Brazil, owns the best mark in the region with her leap of 45’9″. Oliveira has qualified for the NCAA Championships at the last two region meets. A year ago, she was the champion in the triple jump as well as the runner-up in the long jump. In her first appearance at the East Region Championships in 2003, Oliveira earned runner-up honors in both the long jump and triple jump.
Randi Hinton, Silja Ulfarsdottir, Krystal Woods will compete in two events for the Lady Tigers. Hinton will make her first appearance in an individual event, as she vies for an automatic spot in the 200m. The senior from Baton Rouge, LA, will also compete on the Lady Tigers’ 4x400m relay team. Ulfarsdottir is making her third consecutive appearance at the East Region Championships in the intermediate hurdles. As a sophomore in 2003, the senior from Reyjkavic, Iceland, recorded a season-best time in the 400m hurdles. Last year, Ulfarsdottir finished fifth in the intermediate hurdles to automatically advance to the NCAA Championships and earn all-region honors. She will also compete on Clemson’s 4x400m relay team. Woods, a junior from Warminster, PA, is making her second appearance at the region meet and will compete in the discus and javelin throws. Last year, Woods competed in the discus throw at the region meet. Hill, a freshman from Palmetto, GA, is a regional qualifier in the 400m hurdles and as a member of the Lady Tigers’ 4x400m relay team.
Della Clark and Sara Young return to the East Region Championships for the second consecutive year. Clark, a sophomore from Acworth, GA, will compete in the hammer throw after advancing to this meet a year ago. Another sophomore, Young (Laurens, SC) enters her second consecutive region meet as a qualifier in the pole vault.
Two triple jumpers will make their first appearances at this year’s East Region Championships. A freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Miyamoto will compete in the triple jump, as will Michelle Rogers, a sophomore from Dacula, GA.
Clemson’s East Region Qualifiers Della Clark – hammer throwSierra Hill – 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay Randi Hinton – 200m, 4x400m relay Renata Miyamoto – triple jump Gisele Oliveira – triple jump Tia Perry – 4x400m relay Michelle Rogers – triple jump Silja Ulfarsdottir – 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay Krystal Woods – discus throw, javelin throw Sara Young – pole vault
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