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Crawford Automatically Qualifies for NCAAs in 100 Meters

April 9, 2000

RALEIGH, NC – Shawn Crawford, who had already qualified for this year’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 200-meter dash, ran 10.18 in the 100-meter dash Saturday at the General Motors/Duke Invitational to receive his second automatic qualification to the meet.

Crawford advanced to the finals after coasting with a 10.45 clocking in the preliminaries. He finished fourth in the finals but was the top collegian, recording a 10.18 behind Kenny Brokenburr, Tony McCall and Tim Montgomery, all competing unattached. Fellow Tiger David Collins was eighth in heat one of the preliminaries with a season-best 11.08. Collins also finished eighth in the 200-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 22.02.

Todd Matthews was the second collegiate finisher in the 110-meter high hurdles. He finished fifth in the event in a time of 14.02. The only collegian finishing ahead of him was Syracuse’s Adrian Woodley, who turned in a 13.82. Matthews qualified for the finals after winning heat two with a provisionally qualifying 13.87 though he has two better times this season. Ian Potter and Charles Allen were also in the heat, running 14.53 and 14.64, respectively. Sultan Tucker ran 14.11 to finish sixth in heat one.

Clemson’s only other provisional qualifier was Keke Elder in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished sixth just .01 seconds off her season best time of 13.59 after qualifying with a 13.70 in a fourth-place finish in heat one.

In other men’s action, Ato Modibo was 14th in the 400-meter dash with an effort of 47.45. Fred Sharpe was 10th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.98. Tony Washington was 24th in a time of 53.65. Malcolm Reynolds and Doug Ameigh both cleared 6-7 in the high jump. Brian Williams had clearance of 6-3 1/4. Kai Maull leapt a wind-aided 24-0 1/4 in the long jump to finish sixth, while Mark Jellison had a legal leap of 23-0 3/4 to finish 14th. Andy Giesler was fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-11.

In women’s action, the 4×100-meter relay finished with a season-best time of 45.81. Elder was third in the 100-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 12.03 but did not advance to finals. Marcia Smith finished fourth in heat two of the 200-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 24.36, which was a season best. Beth Ahern finished 10th in the 3,000-meter run with a season-best time of 9:48.

Next up for the Tiger men and women are the Sea Ray Relays April 14-15 in Knoxville, TN.