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Crawford Advances To Semifinals Of 200m; Three Former Tiger Hurdlers Advance

Aug. 24, 2004

ATHENS, GREECE – Former Clemson track and field standout Shawn Crawford advanced to the semifinals of the 200m dash, recording the fastest time in the second round on Tuesday in Athens. Three former Tiger hurdlers advanced in that event, as Todd Matthews, Charles Allen and Duane Ross will compete in second round action also on Wednesday.

In the 200m, Crawford posted a time of 19.95 in his second-round performance, only one-tenth of one second of his personal-best time of 19.85. His time was the fastest recorded in the second round. Crawford crossed the finish line in 20.55 in the first round, winning his heat with the eighth-fastest time of the round.

In the 110m hurdles, Todd Matthews, Charles Allen and Duane Ross qualified for the second round to be held on Wednesday. Allen, who is representing Canada, turned in the fifth-fastest time in the field on Tuesday, clocking a 13.35 in his second appearance at the Olympic Games. Ross, who is making his first appearance at the Olympic Games and representing Team USA, crossed the finish line in 13.39 to finish second in his heat and advance to the next round. Matthews, competing for Sudan, took fourth place in his heat and qualified for the second round with a time of 13.47. A fourth former 110m hurdler for the Tigers, Sultan Tucker, also competed in the first round. Tucker narrowly missed making the second round field after finishing fifth in his heat with a time of 13.76.

Former Lady Tiger All-American Cydonie Mothersill competed in the semifinals of the 200m on Tuesday, recording a time of 22.76. Mothersill’s time was seven-hundredths of one second from qualifying her for the finals of the event.