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Cross Country Teams Compete in Clemson Opener

December 5, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – Defending NCAA Champion Shawn Crawford won two events to lead the Clemson men’s track team in the Clemson Opener. Tiger athletes won five of the 12 events in the 15-team meet, as Bob Pollock’s team began the indoor track season. The Tigers hope to improve on their number-three NCAA finish of last season.

Crawford, who won the NCAA indoor 200 meter championship last season, won the 60 meters and the 300 meters at the event held in Littlejohn Coliseum. His 6.72 time in the 60 was an NCAA provisional time. He was the only double winner for the meet.

Davidson Gill paced Clemson to a one-two finish in the 500 meters. His 1:02.14 winning time is second on the school’s all-time performers list. Freshman Ato Modibo, the indoor and outdoor high school national champion last year, finished second in the event with a time of 103.11, a time that is third on Clemson’s all-time performers list. Esteban Diaz captured the 3000 meters with a time of 8:25.70, his all-time best in the event.

Doug Ameigh led the field events competitors when he won the high jump with a leap of 6-9. That was just one inch off the personal best for the freshman.

Men’s Event Winners

Clemson Opener

High Jump--Doug Ameigh, Clemson,  6-9Long Jump--Lamin Drammah, NC State, 24-2 1/260 HH--Omari Francis,  Appalachian State, 8.0260 m--Shawn Crawford,  Clemson,  6.72Shotput--Keith Rzewuski, Unattached,  53-6 1/21600m--Jean Paul Niyongabo,  Morehouse College,  4:19.35500m--Davidson Gill, Clemson,  1:02.14300m--Shawn Crawford,  Clemson, 34.671000m--Raheem Payton, Morehouse College, 2:32.78Weight Throw--Phillip Johnson,  Western Carolina,   58-5 1/43000m--Esteban Diaz, Clemson,  8:25.704X400 Relay--SC State, 3:18.59

Bouyer Winner of Two Events, Sets Two School Records

CLEMSON, S.C. – All-American Nikkie Bouyer put on an All-America performance for the Clemson women’s track and field team at the Clemson Opener. Bouyer won two events and set a school record in the first meet of the year for Ron Garner’s Tigers.

Clemson set three school records and won six of the 13 events in the meet that included 15 schools.

Bouyer, a senior from East Lansing, MI, won the 60 high hurdles in a time of 8.68. She also captured the 300 meters in a time of 38.94. Bouyer finished second in the 500 meters, but established a school record with a time of 1:14.84.

Shekera Weston, a sophomore from Fort Campbell, KY, also had an outstanding day for Clemson. Like Bouyer a returning All-American for 1999, Weston won the 60 meter event in a time of 7.34, a figure that qualified her provisionally for the NCAA meet. Weston also finished third in the 500 meters.

Jamine Moton, another sophomore, set a school record in finishing second in the 20-pound weight throw with a 15.88 meter figure. The native of Glassboro, NJ also won the shotput with a 44-1 1/2 figure.

Clemson’s other winner was Erwin Nett. The freshman set a school record in the pole vault in her first career competition with a leap of 11-1 3/4. Clemson’s 4X400 meter relay team also finished first.

Women’s Event Winners

Clemson Opener

Pole Vault--Erin Nett, Clemson,  11-1 3/4Long Jump--Mary Grant,  Alabama,  19-8High Jump--Lynn Houston, Georgia Tech,  5-860 HH--Nikkie Bouyer, Clemson,  8.68Shotput--Jamine Moton,  Clemson,  44-1 1/260m--Shekera Weston,  Clemson,  7.341600m--Linda Lisska, Georgia Tech, 5:09.94Weight Throw--Kiana Peake, Alabama, 54-10 3/4500m--Tiffany Giles, Georgia Tech,  1:13.77300m--Nikkie Bouyer,  Clemson,  38.941000m--Hillary Stiefelmeyer,  Alabama,  3:02.843000M--Jenny Warfford,   Western Carolina,  10:51.224X400 relay--Clemson,   3:58.53