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Former Tiger Falls Short In Bid For First Olympic Medal

Former Tiger Falls Short In Bid For First Olympic Medal

Aug. 23, 2004

ATHENS, GREECE – Former Clemson track and field standout Shawn Crawford fell short in his bid for an Olympic medal in the 100m on Sunday. Crawford finished fourth in the finals of the event, recording a time of 9.89 in the fastest 100m final in Olympic Games history. He will continue his quest for an Olympic medal on Tuesday, Aug. 24, as the qualifying rounds of the 200m dash begin.

Crawford was the US Olympic Trials Champion in the 200m and was the 2001 world indoor 200m champion. Crawford also won the 200m at the Goodwill Games in 2001 and tied for the world outdoor 200m bronze medal. As a Tiger, Crawford was the 1998 and 2000 NCAA Indoor 200m champion, as well as the 2000 NCAA Outdoor 200m champion. He set the American 200m indoor record at the NCAA Championships in his win in 2000. Crawford completed his career as a five-time All-American and 11-time ACC Champion. He was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team in 2003 and is Clemson’s all-time indoor 200m record holder while ranking second in the outdoor 200m.

Cydonie Mothersill, a former Lady Tiger NCAA Champion in the 200m, advanced to the second round of that event with a heat-winning time of 22.40. She will compete in the second round on Monday evening. While competing for Clemson, she was a four-time All-American and six-time ACC Champion. Mothersill is a member of the Clemson record-holding 4x100m and indoor and outdoor 4x400m relay teams. She also holds the school records in the 100m and 200m indoor and outdoor, and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team.