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Current And Former Tigers Shine At World Track And Field Championships

Current And Former Tigers Shine At World Track And Field Championships

Aug. 13, 2001

CLEMSON, SC – Several current and one former Clemson men’s track athletes competed at the 2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which concluded Sunday. Jacey Harper and Ato Modibo represented Trinidad and Tobago, while freshman Dwight Thomas ran for Jamaica. Former Tiger All-American Shawn Crawford represented the United States.

Crawford, Clemson’s most decorated men’s track and field athlete with 11 All-America honors and three National Championships, claimed bronze in the 200m dash. He recorded a time of 20.60 in the preliminaries to advance to the quarterfinals where he ran a time of 20.19. Crawford posted a time of 20.21 in the semifinals, and finished third in the finals with a time of 20.20. He won the indoor world championships in the 200m, and is the reigning 200m American title holder outdoor.

Harper, a junior from Edinburgh, Trinidad, competed in the 4x100m and the 100m dash. He ran the third leg on Trinidad and Tobago’s 400m relay team, claiming the bronze medal, as the team recorded a time of 38.58. Harper also competed in the 100m dash, advancing to the quarterfinals. He recorded a time of 10.48 in the preliminary round, then posted a time of 10.45 in the quarterfinals.

Modibo, a senior from Beltsville, MD, represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 400m dash. He recorded a time of 45.82 in the preliminaries, but did not advance to the quarterfinals.

Thomas, a freshman from Burtonsville, MD, competed in the 4x100m for Jamaica. The Jamaican team failed to advance beyond the preliminaries due to an exchange zone violation.