March 11, 2006
Fayetteville, AR – The Clemson men’s track & field team concluded competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday. Brent Hobbs finished 10th and Ryan Koontz was 14th in the heptathlon standings, while Adam Linkenauger was 14th in the high jump. By virtue of being one of the top eight American finishers, Hobbs became the first Tiger ever to receive All-America honors in the heptathlon. Along with Mitch Greeley in the pole vault, Clemson had two All-America honorees for the 2006 indoor season.
In the 60m hurdles of the heptathlon, Hobbs tied for sixth with a time of 8.14. Koontz finished eighth in that event with a time of 8.24. In the pole vault, Koontz placed 10th overall after clearing 14’9″. Hobbs cleared 14’1.25″ in that event. Koontz was fifth in the 1000m run after posting a career-best time of 2:47.32. Hobbs ran that event in 3:02.24. Hobbs finished with 5,361 points, while Koontz tallied 5,249.
Linkenauger had a disappointing afternoon with a top clearance of 6’11.75″, which was 14th best among the athletes competing in that event. It was his third straight NCAA appearance in the indoor high jump.
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