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Crawford Earns Two All-American Honors At NCAA Track Championships

June 3, 2000

DURHAM, N.C. – Shawn Crawford (SR, Van Wyck, SC) earned two All-American honors and became Clemson’s most decorated men’s track athlete at the NCAA Men’s Track and Field Championships at Durham, NC Friday evening.

Three different athletes earned four All-American honors in tonight’s action by either finishing in the top eight of the finals or qualifying for the finals of an event. Crawford became an All-American in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, while Todd Matthews became an All-American in the 110 meter hurdles. Fred Sharpe is now an All-American in the 400 meter hurdles.

Crawford qualified for the 100 and 200 meter finals and earned All-American honors in each event. He has won 11 All-America honors during his career. With the two All-America certificates he won tonight, he passed James Trapp’s previous school record of 10 All-American honors. Trapp was an all-star sprinter for the Tigers during the 1990-92 seasons.

In the 100 meters semifinals, Sean Crawford qualified for Saturday’s final with a time of 10.17, tied for the sixth fastest time today. The finals of the 100 meters will be Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Crawford qualified for the finals of the 200 meter dash with a time of 20.38 in the semifinals. The finals of the 200 meter dash will be 8:10 p.m. Saturday.

Crawford had the fourth fastest time in today’s semifinals.

Sophomore Todd Matthews earned All-American honors as he qualified for the finals of the 110 meter hurdles. Matthews finished the race with a time of 13.68, the fourth fastest time in today’s semifinals. The finals will be Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

Sophomore Fred Sharpe became an All-American as he finished seventh in the finals of the 400 Meter Hurdles with a time of 51.06.

In the decathlon, junior Andy Giesler is 14th overall with 3706 points after five events.

Summary of Clemson Athletes at the NCAA Track and Field Meet

Wednesday, May 31, 2000 4×100 Meter Relay Semifinals–Did Not Finish 400 Meter Hurdles Semifinals, Fred Sharpe 50.43, Qualified for the Finals 200 Meter Dash Trials-Shawn Crawford 20.29, Qualified for the Semifinals

Thursday, June 1, 2000 110 Meter Hurdles Trials, Todd Matthews, 13.90, Qualified for the Semifinals 100 Meter Dash Trials, Shawn Crawford, 10.26, Qualified for the Semifinals

Friday, June 2, 2000 100 Meter Dash Semifinals, Shawn Crawford, 10.17, Qualified for the Finals,All-American 200 Meter Dash Semifinals, Shawn Crawford, 20.38, Qualified for the Finals, All-American 110 Meter Hurdles, Semifinals, Todd Matthews, 13.68, Qualified for the Finals, All-American 400 Meter Hurdles, Finals, Fred Sharpe, 51.06, All-American Decathlon After five events, Andy Giesler 14th with 3706 points.

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