May 14, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson All-American Shawn Crawford claimed victory in the 100m and 200m and helped guide the Tigers’ 4x100m relay team to victory highlighting competition at the Orange & Purple Classic hosted at Clemson’s Rock Norman Track Complex on Sunday. Crawford ran 10.22 in the 100m and sprinted to victory in the 200m in a time of 20.36 as Clemson claimed four of the top nine places in the event. Charles Allen finished fourth (21.09), Jacey Harper was seventh (21.46) and Anthony Moorman was ninth (21.54), all running season bests.
In the 1600m relay, Crawford ran the second leg taking the baton from Harper and handing off to Allen. Moorman crossed the finished line to better the Tigers’ season time in the event at 39.50. Clemson had automatically qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in March with a 39.67.
Ben Hess was the only other out-right winner Sunday for the Tigers. He claimed the win in the pole vault having cleared a height of 16-6 3/4. Clemson’s Ryan Lewis was second with an identical clearance, but at a later attempt.
Four other Tigers finished as the top collegiate competitors in their respective races despite not finishing first. Mike Connelly finished second in the 800m with a time of 1:50.96. Tom Azinga, competing unattached won the event in a time of 1:50.60. Sultan Tucker finished second in the 110m high hurdles, but was the top collegian behind Uweau McReynolds, who was competing for Bronx International. He won the race in a time of 13.83 seconds. Fred Sharpe finished third in the 400m intermediate hurdles, but was behind Aaron Haynes (50.09) and Ken Garrett (50.40), both non-collegians. Malcolm Reynolds was the top collegiate finisher in the high jump. He cleared 7-0 1/2 to finish second behind Abderahmane Hammad of the Algerian national time who cleared 7-2 1/2. Doug Ameigh also cleared 7-0 1/2 as both Tigers top the Clemson best marks list in the event.
Ato Modibo turned in the best time by a Tiger this season in the 400m. He finished third in the event in a time of 46.42. The only other Tiger to post a season best by Clemson was Rob VanWageninge who launched 179-8 in the javelin in a third-place effort. He was the second collegian behind Alan Sosi of Wake Forest (182-11). Paulo Fretig won the event with a heave of 221-11.
Clemson will next compete at the Reebok Invitational at Georgia Tech May 19-20 in Atlanta, GA. It will be the last opportunity for Tiger athletes to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships May 31-June 3 at Duke .
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