March 20, 2005
TUSCALOOSA, AL – The Clemson women’s track and field team opened its 2005 outdoor campaign this weekend at the Alabama Relays held at the Sam Bailey Track. The Lady Tigers brought home six top-five finishes in their first outdoor meet. Barton’s fifth-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase was particularly notable, as she re-set her Clemson record in the event. Her time of 11:18.17 at the Alabama Relays was a personal-best time by 40 seconds, as her previous personal-best and school record time was 11:58.95.
On the track, Renata Miyamoto competed in the 200m, posting times of 25.71 and 26.50, respectively. Patrice McMillan placed sixth in the 800m with her time of 2:17.35, and Casey Phillips finished sixth with her time of 4:42.79 in the 1500m. Hardy and Miyamoto also competed in the 100m hurdles, with Hardy crossing the finish line in 14.47 to place seventh. Miyamoto finished in 14.67 to place ninth in the event. The Lady Tigers’ 4x200m relay finished in 1:46.11 in that event, while Clemson’s 1600m sprint medley relay team crossed the finish line in 4:13.35 to place 10th.
Anni Korhonen tied for fifth in the high jump with a clearance of 5’5″, while Sara Young tied for second in the pole vault with a mark of 11’5.75″. Helen Kirkland and Kristin Thompson also competed in the pole vault, with both Lady Tigers clearing 10′. Della Clark placed third in the shot put with a meet-best mark of 46’2.5″, and Krystal Woods finished seventh in the discus throw with her mark of 142’6″. Allison Bradshaw finished 18th in the hammer throw with her mark of 137’11”. Woods earned a third-place finish in the javelin throw with her mark of 121’1″.
The Lady Tigers return to competition next weekend, as Clemson hosts the Clemson Relays on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 25-26. The meet will take place at the Rock Norman Track and Field Complex on Clemson’s campus.
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