May 21, 2000
ATLANTA, GA – Senior Shawn Crawford and sophomore Todd Matthews improved their respective times in the 100m and 110m high hurdles at the Georgia Tech Invitational Friday and Saturday.
Crawford, who had the ninth-fastest time in the preliminaries, sprinted to a second-place finish in the 100m final in a time of 10.16. Tim Montgomery, competing for Sprint Capital, won the event in a time of 10.03 seconds. Crawford’s time bettered his previous season-best effort of 10.18, which was tied for 11th-best nationally. With this improvement, he now ranks among the top-10 collegians and will be seeded accordingly for the NCAA Championships May 31-June 3 at Duke University. Crawford was easily the winner in the 200m, finishing in a time of 20.30, just .01 seconds behind his fastest time this year. Montgomery was second in the 200m, crossing the line in 20.56.
Matthews improved his season-best time in the preliminaries of the 110m high hurdles. He finished 10th, but ran 13.80, besting his previous best by .01 seconds. He ran 10.81 at the Clemson Relays on March 18. In the finals, Matthews again finished 10th (14.01) just in front of teammate Sultan Tucker, who was 11th (14.04).
Ato Modibo finished ninth in the 400m, but his manual time of 45.9 seconds provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA meet. His previous best was 46.42 seconds, which he ran last week at the Orange & Purple Classic, hosted at Clemson.
Jason Meany won the 5,000m in a time of 14:57.65. He owns a better time this season. Meany provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships at Stanford on May 5 with a clocking of 14:06.39.
In other events, Doug Ameigh cleared 6-9 in the high jump to finish sixth, while Ben Hess posted the best mark by a Tiger this year in the pole vault. He cleared 16-8 3/4 in a seventh-place finish. Andy Giesler launched the javelin 191-6 to take eighth place, which was also the best seasonal mark at Clemson.
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