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Lady Tigers In Fourth Place After Day Two Of ACC Outdoor Championships

Lady Tigers In Fourth Place After Day Two Of ACC Outdoor Championships

April 22, 2005


TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Clemson women’s track and field team stands in fourth place after day two of the ACC Outdoor Championships. The Lady Tigers have accumulated 24.50 points entering the final day of competition. Friday highlights included Gisele Oliveira’s title in the long jump and Sara Young’s runner-up finish in the pole vault.

Gisele Oliveira’s continued adding to her list of firsts, as she became the first Lady Tiger to win the ACC Championship in the long jump. The senior from Porto Alegre, Brazil, posted a season-best mark of 20’8.5″/6.31m to earn her first outdoor conference long jump title.

Sara Young’s earned her first All-ACC accolade, as the sophomore from Greenwood, SC, finished second in the pole vault. She cleared 12’5.5″/3.80m on her second attempt, edging Maryland’s Zhanna Barer who cleared the same height but had an earlier miss.

Senior Randi Hinton qualified for the finals of the 200m dash with a time of 24.41, but narrowly missed advancing to the finals of the 100m dash. The senior from Baton Rouge, LA, crossed the finish line in 11.91, but was edged by six-one-thousandths of one second for the final qualifying spot. Patrice McMillan competed in the 800m dash, crossing the finish line in a season and career-best time of 2:12.37.

In the 1500m run, Casey Phillips qualified for the finals to be contested on Saturday. The junior from Greenville, SC, crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 4:34.24.

Silja Ulfarsdottir finished in 14.02. Renata Miyamoto crossed the finish line in 14.28 and Sierra Hill completed the race in 14.65.

Silja Ulfarsdottir posted a season-best and regional qualifying time of 58.26 in the 400m hurdles en route to a spot in Saturday’s final. She will be joined by teammate Sierra Hill in the finals, after Hill clocked a season-best time of 1:00.23. Polly Hardy also competed in the intermediate hurdles, crossing the finish line in 1:03.96.

Jennifer Barton competed in the only running event final of the day, the 3000m steeplechase. The junior from Toledo, OH, finished the event in 11:12.75 to finish 11th.

Beth Jordan also competed for the Lady Tigers in the pole vault, scoring with a seventh-place finish. She cleared 11’9.75″/3.60m in a season-best effort.

Allison Bradshaw recorded a career-best mark of 46’2.75″/14.09m in the shot put to place seventh, while Della Clark posted a meet-best throw of 45’10.75″/13.99m to finish 10th.

In the heptathlon, Tia Perry and Jessica Earp finished in 10th and 11th place, respectively. Perry recorded a mark of 4,307 points, while Earp accumulated 2,908 points.

Clemson Individual Results 100m – Randi Hinton (p) – 11.91 200m – Randi Hinton (q) – 24.41 800m – Patrice McMillan (p) – 2:12.37 1500m – Casey Phillips – 4:34.24 100m Hurdles – Silja Ulfarsdottir (p) – 14.02; Renata Miyamoto (p) – 14.28; Sierra Hill (p) – 14.65 400m Hurdles – Silja Ulfarsdottir (q) – 58.26; Sierra Hill (q) – 1:00.23; Polly Hardy (p) -1:03.96 3000m Steeplechase – Jennifer Barton (11) – 11:12.75 Long Jump – Gisele Oliveira’s (1) – 20’8.5″/6.31m Pole Vault – Sara Young’s (2) – 12’5.5″/3.80m; Beth Jordan (7) – 11’9.75″/3.60m Shot Put – Allison Bradshaw (7) – 46’2.75″/14.09m; Della Clark (10) – 45’10.75″/13.99m Heptathlon – Tia Perry (10) – 4,307 points; Jessica Earp (11) – 2,908 points

Day Two Team Standings 1. Miami – 57 points 2. North Carolina – 49.50 points 3. Virginia Tech – 29.50 points 4. Clemson – 28.50 points 5. Virginia – 27 points 6. Duke – 26.50 points 7. Wake Forest – 26 points 8. Florida State – 21 points 9. NC State – 18 points 10. Maryland – 15 points 11. Georgia Tech – 14 points