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Clemson’s Weber Earns Heptathlon Runner-Up Spot at ACC Championships

Clemson’s Weber Earns Heptathlon Runner-Up Spot at ACC Championships

April 20, 2007

College Park, MD – The women’s track & field team is sixth after two days of competition at the ACC Outdoor Championships, held at the Kehoe Complex at the University of Maryland. Clemson has 32.5 points after nine events have been completed. Miami leads the women’s standings with 54 points.

Liane Weber was runner-up in the heptathlon, earning her second All-ACC honor of the season. She was the indoor pentathlon champion. She broke a 12-year old school record in the seven-event competition. The German native totaled 5,337 points on her way to the silver medal, just 11 shy of champion Amy Seward of Miami. Her point total is a strong NCAA provisional qualifying effort, however.

Weber had the second-best effort in the long jump to begin the second day of the heptathlon. She jumped 18’7.25″, easily an outdoor season-best for the freshman. The sixth event overall and second of the day was the javelin, where she finished first among the field with a toss of 134’1″. In the 800m run, she won the event by over two seconds to secure the runner-up spot. She posted a time of 2:19.25. She began the day in fifth place, thus improving three spots in the final three events Friday.

Christy Brown, point guard on the women’s basketball team, ran a personal best 11.90 and was 12th in the 100m prelims. She was the high finisher in that event from Clemson. Ope Sobanjo was 12th in the 400m dash prelims with a time of 56.82.

Krystal Barringer and Polly Hardy, both scorers indoors in the 60m hurdles, qualified for Saturday’s final in the 100m high hurdles. Barringer ran a 13.69 in Friday’s prelims, her top time ever and tied for fourth-best in school history with Head Coach Marcia Noad (formerly Fletcher). Hardy also qualified with a regional-qualifying time of 13.83. Hardy scored in this event last season for Clemson.

Sierra Hill was ninth in the 400m hurdles after posting a time of 1:01.64. She will not participate in Saturday’s final.

Patricia Mamona scored for the Lady Tigers on Friday with a fifth-place showing in the long jump. She hit a mark of 19’3.5″, best effort by any Lady Tiger so far this outdoor season. Linda Buchholz and Krystal Barringer (18’7″) were 11th and 12th, respectively.

A pair of Lady Tigers scored for Beth Jordan cleared an outdoor personal best at 12’1.5″ to tie for sixth place Friday. She now ranks fifth on the school’s all-time outdoor list.

The meet concludes Saturday with the finals of the running events and the competition for the triple jump and shot put.