March 7, 2000
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson indoor track athlete Shawn Crawford was chosen the Southeast Region Athlete of the Year, as announced today by the United States Track Coaches Association. Crawford, a senior from Van Wyck, SC, was chosen the ACC Indoor Track & Field MVP after winning the 60m and 200m at the ACC Championships. His time in the 200m, 20.43, set a new American collegiate record, plus a Clemson and ACC record and is the fastest time in the world this year.
Crawford, a seven-time All-American, won the national championship in the 200m as a sophomore in 1998. He will compete in the 60m and 200m at the NCAA Championships on Friday and Saturday in Fayetteville, AR. He currently holds the fastest time in the nation this year in both events.
Clemson men’s track and field head coach Bob Pollock was honored as the Southeast Region Coach of the Year. Now in his 12th season at Clemson, Pollock recently led the team to its fourth-straight ACC Indoor Championship. During his tenure, the Tigers have brought home an incredible 136 All-America certificates and have added nine indoor conference titles, six outdoor conference titles, a cross country conference title, and 16 top-20 national rankings, including eight top-10 finishes to the Clemson history books. Pollock has been awarded 16 Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors in only 11 years at Clemson, more than any other coach in Clemson history.
The Tigers finished third nationally at last year’s indoor meet, behind the national championships of Ato Modibo in the 400m and the 4x400m relay team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Davidson Gill and Modibo.
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