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Former, Current Tigers to Compete at Canadian Track & Field Trials

Former, Current Tigers to Compete at Canadian Track & Field Trials

July 1, 2008

Clemson, SC – Former Clemson athlete Charles Allen and current freshman Matt Bruce will be battling for spots on the Canadian Olympic team this week at the country’s track & field trials in Windsor, Ontario. The trials are being held Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6.

Allen competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece for the Canadian team, running both the 110m hurdles and with the 4x100m relay team. Allen was a five-time NCAA All-American at Clemson in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays and lettered from 1997-2000. He was a member of the Tigers’ NCAA indoor champion 4x400m relay team in 1999.

Allen will be competing in the 110m hurdles this week at the trials. He is scheduled for the semifinals Friday, July 4 at 7:20 PM. Should he advance to the final, it will be held Saturday at 4:20 PM. Allen owns a season-best time of 13.71 and was sixth place in the event at the 2004 Olympics.

Bruce recently completed his first season with the Tiger track & field program. The native of Oshawa, Ontario improved tremendously on his personal best in the 5K since the NCAA outdoor season concluded for Clemson. Bruce owns a personal best 14:26.20 and will run Thursday at 8:25 PM. He has international racing experience, having competed last summer at the Pan American Junior Championships in the 5000m.