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Clemson Women’s Track & Field To Compete At Illinois Invitational

Clemson Women’s Track & Field To Compete At Illinois Invitational

Feb. 4, 2004

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team will travel to Champaign, IL, to compete in the Illinois Invitational to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, on the campus of the University of Illinois. The Lady Tigers will travel 17 student-athletes to this weekend’s meet, including NCAA qualifiers Gisele Oliveira, Jessica Cousins and Silja Ulfarsdottir. As a team, the Lady Tigers are coming off a win at the Clemson Invitational held Jan. 24 at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field facility. Oliveira earned ACC Co-Performer of the Week honors following that meet, posting qualifying marks in the long jump and triple jump. Cousins also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships at the Clemson Invitational, winning the 200m. The week before, Ulfarsdottir earned ACC Performer of the Week honors after turning in two provisional qualifying marks (400m, 4x400m relay) at the Kentucky Invitational.

On the track, Cousins, Jelyn Quick, Shakirah Rutherford and Ulfarsdottir will compete in the 60m and 200m dashes, and Marquita Dortch will contest the 60m hurdles and 200m dash. Randi Hinton and Christina Smith will represent Clemson in the 60m, 200m and 400m dashes, and Sudati Masasu, Patrice McMillan and Casey Phillips will compete in the 800m and mile runs. The Lady Tigers will also field a 4x400m relay team.

In the field events, Gisele Oliveira will compete in the long and triple jumps, and Oliveira along with Katie Pickett will contest the high jump.