May 25, 2006
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Clemson women’s track & field will begin competition at the 2006 East Region Championships on Friday, May 26 at the Irwin Belk Track Facility on the campus of North Carolina A&T.
The Lady Tigers will begin competition on Friday in the javelin throw at 11:00 AM. Krystal Woods has qualified in that event for the first time in her career. At 5:20, Renata Miyamoto will compete in the prelims of the 100m high hurdles in hopes to make it to Saturday’s final at 5:40 PM. Sierra Hill will run the prelims of the 400m hurdles at 7:20 PM to conclude Clemson’s action on the first day.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers get underway at 11:00 AM with two competitors in the hammer throw. Renata Miyamoto and Michelle Rogers will compete in the triple jump. The 4x400m relay team will run at 8:30 PM on Saturday in the final women’s event of the regional.
Lady Tigers in the Outdoor Record Books Clemson’s 2006 women’s track & field team has several performers ranked in some capacity among the all-time leaders in outdoor events.
Both Renata Miyamoto moved into the top five all-time in school history in the 100m high hurdles this season. Hardy ran a 13.71, while Miyamoto posted a 13.72, in the prelims of the Solid Orange Classic The two times rank 4-5 in Clemson history.
In the 3000m steeplechase, Jenny Barton topped her school record with a time of 10:59.98, which she accomplished this spring at the ACC Championships in Winston-Salem, NC. Ashley Robinson, a freshman on this year’s team, ranks second in school history in that event.
Beth Jordan is listed fifth all-time in school history in the pole vault. She cleared 11’11.75″ in 2005 and did so again April 15 en route to winning the event at the Solid Orange Classic.
Krystal Woods ranks in the top five all-time in three events for Clemson. Her best ranking is second overall in the javelin throw, as she tossed 144’7″ this year to move into that position. She ranks fourth in school history in both the discus throw and hammer throw. Her top discus mark of 155’3″ was set in 2005, while her 173’9″ hammer throw came at the Clemson Invitational.
Della Clark ranks second all-time in Clemson history in the hammer throw. She had a toss of 194’2″ two weekends ago. Rochelle Kokayko’s mark of 183’8″ earlier this year ranks third-best in school history and best ever by a freshman.
Clemson’s NCAA East Region History The Lady Tigers have had good success since the regional format began being used in the 2003 season. That year, Gisele Oliveira advanced from the East Region Championships to the NCAA Championships in both the long jump and triple jump after finishing second in both events.
In 2004, Oliveira again advanced to the NCAAs by virtue of her win in the triple jump when the event was held at the University of Florida. Also joining her that year was Silja Ulfarsdottir, who recorded a fifth-place finish in the 400m intermediate hurdles. The duo again qualified for nationals at the 2005 regional, as Oliveira repeated as champion in the triple jump and Ulfarsdottir was fourth in the hurdles.
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