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Clemson Women’s Track & Field Concludes Competition At Pentathlon Championships

Clemson Women’s Track & Field Concludes Competition At Pentathlon Championships

Jan. 30, 2004

CLEMSON, SC – Georgia Tech’s Lauren Reimer won the inaugural pentathlon held at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility on Friday evening. The Lady Tigers were led by Michelle Rogers was seventh with 2,442 points and Christina Moore placed ninth with 2,212 points. Reimer accrued 3,535 points to claim the meet, while Georgia Southern’s Kellie Mitchell finished second (3,464 points) and Alex Van Heuven of Georgia Tech was third (3,002 points).

In the 60m hurdles, Jacksonville’s Andrea Pressley crossed the finish line in 8.79, and Tondra White of Appalachian State took second in the event with a time of 9.05. Georgia Tech’s Lauren Reimer rounded out the top three performances with her time of 9.35. Michelle Rogers led Clemson with her time of 10.21, Christina Moore finished in 10.46 for Clemson.

Pressley continued to hold the lead after event two, the high jump. Reimer and Georgia Southern’s Kellie Mitchell cleared 5’3.25″ to claim the event, while Michelle Rogers of Clemson finished third with her mark of 5’1″. Pressley cleared 4’11.75″ to tie for fourth in the event with White and Georgia Tech’s Alex Van Heuven. Clemson’s Nyenke cleared 4’10.5″, and Moore posted a mark of 4’4.75″.

Reimer jumped into the lead after the shot put, posting a throw of 41’5″ in the event. Appalachian State’s Kristie Boggan finished second in the event with her mark of 38’11”, and Mitchell moved into second place overall with a third-place finish and mark of 37’0.5″ in the event. Nyenke led the Lady Tigers with a mark of 25’4.75″, and Rogers posted a mark of 23’2.5″. Moore recorded a throw of 22’4.5″.

Mitchell won the long jump with a mark of 18’7″, followed by Tieszen’s leap of 16’9.75″. Reimer finished third in the event with her mark of 16’6″. Clemson’s Rogers posted a mark of 14’10.5″ while Moore recorded a mark of 13’9″. Nyenke finished with a mark of 13’5.5″.

In the final event of the day, Reimer easily won the 800m with a time of 2:30.93, followed by Western Carolina’s Christel Kirkpatrick in 2:40.57. Clemson’s Nyenke edged Tieszen at the finish line for third place, clocking a 2:40.93. Moore completed the race in 2:50.57 and Rogers crossed the finish line in 3:05.55.

Final Standings 1. Lauren Reimer, Georgia Tech, 3,535 pts. 2. Kellie Mitchell, Georgia Southern, 3,464 pts. 3. Alex Van Heuven, Georgia Tech, 3,002 pts. 4. Laura Tieszen, Western Carolina, 2,889 pts. 5. Kristie Boggan, Appalachian State, 2,796 pts. 6. Charlynda Nyenke, Clemson, 2,543 pts. 7. Michelle Rogers, Clemson, 2,442 pts. 8. Tondra White, Appalachian State, 2,318 pts. 9. Christina Moore, Clemson, 2,212 pts. 10. Christel Kirkpatrick, Western Carolina, 2,152 pts.