April 12, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – 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 Duke Invitational to receive his second automatic qualification to the meet, which will be held May 31 through June 3 at Duke University.
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.
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. 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.
The Tigers also had their best showing of the season in the 5,000-meter run. Jason Meany finished 14th in a time of 14:24.32 while teammate Ryan Demars was 19th in a time of 14:34.74. Clemson’s distance medley relay team finished 14th.
In the field events, 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. Tony Lloyd skipped 46-4 3/4 in the triple jump to finish 11th. Keith Rzewuski launched the hammer 163-5 (15th) and Andy Giesler threw the javelin 161-6 (29th).
ELDER PROVISIONALLY QUALIFIES IN 100-METER HURDLES
Clemson’s only provisional qualifier in women’s competition at Duke 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 women’s action, the 4×100-meter relay finished with a season-best time of 45.81. Kammie Blount finished fourth in the javelin with a heave of 138-2. 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.
WESTON NAMED NSCA ALL-AMERICAN
Shekera Weston was named a 2000 All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Weston is redshirting this season, but the senior sprinter from Ft. Campbell, KY is a six-time ACC champion and five-time All-American. She was nominated for the honor by Clemson Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Batson.
TIGERS TO COMPETE AT SEA RAY RELAYS
The Tigers will compete at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, TN, next weekend.
Clemson will use the weekend as a chance to prepare for the ACC Championship meet, which will be held in Durham April 21-22. The track will also be the site of the NCAA Outdoor Championships May 31-June 3.
110m High Hurdles
400m Intermediate Hurdles
Shuttle Hurdle Relay
Sprint Medley Relay
Distance Medley Relay
CU Relays-Clemson Relays (March 18) CU Invite-Clemson Invitational (Apr. 1) Duke-Duke Invitational (Apr. 8) a-NCAA Automatic Qualifier p-NCAA Provisional Qualifier
100m High Hurdles
400m Int. Hurdles
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