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Men’s Indoor Track And Field Teams Wins Invitational

Jan. 14, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Clemson Invitational on Friday at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson. The Tiger men won seven of 14 events at Saturday’s meet to take first place with 171.5 points. Auburn placed second (85 points), and Georgia was third (35 points) in the men’s competition. The Tiger women placed fourth out of 15 teams with 56 points.

Freshman David Collins won the 60m with a time of 6.66, and junior Charles Allen placed first in the 300m with a time of 33.95. Sophomore Ato Modibo, the reigning NCAA Indoor Champion in the 400m, won the 500m in 1:02.30.

Sophomore Ryan Demers led the Tiger distance runners, finishing first with a time of 4:13.93 in the mile. In the field events, senior Bryan Williams won the triple jump with a mark of 50’3 1/4″, and sophomore Ryan Lewis took first place in the pole vault at 15’9″.

In the women’s meet, South Carolina won the team competition with 137 points, followed by Georgia in second place (121.5 points) and Auburn in third place (69 points). Gamecock Dee Washington established a Littlejohn Track record of 1:30.73 in the 500m, and Georgia’s Tasha Mahone set a track record of 20’11 3/4″ in the long jump competition. Western Carolina’s Val Jalajas tied the Littlejohn track record of 11’11 3/4″ to win the pole vault.

The Tigers will compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational next weekend in Blacksburg, VA.

Clemson Invitational Individual Winners – Men

60mHH Robby Hughes (LIFE), 7.96
60m David Collins (CU), 6.66
300m Charles Allen (CU), 33.95
500m Ato Modibo (CU), 1:02.30
1,000m Moses Gathuka (AUB), 2:25.61
Mile Ryan Demers (CU), 4:13.93
3000m Drew Griffin (UGA), 8:26.35
4x400m Relay Clemson, 3:14.2h
Long Jump Rephel Martin (UNCC), 25’3 1/4″
Triple Jump Bryan Williams (CU), 50’3 1/4″
Shot Put Matt Rausch (UNCC), 52’4 3/4″
Pole Vault Ryan Lewis (CU), 15’9″
High Jump Jermichael Watts (NCA&T), 6’8 3/4″
Weight Throw Andros Haklits (UGA), 64’4 1/2″

Clemson Invitational Individual Winners – Women

60mHH Ellakisha Williamson (USC), 8.30
60m Vonette Dixon (AUB), 7.38
300m Miki Barber (USC), 37.99
500m Dee Washington (USC), 1:10.73**
1,000m Kelly Green (UGA), 2:58.18
Mile Leontine Tsiba (LIFE), 4:56.44
3000m Mary Jayne Harrelson (UNA), 9:40.02
4x400m Relay South Carolina, 3:44.08
Long Jump Tasha Mahone (UGA), 20’11 3/4″**
Triple Jump Elisa Funchess (SCST), 39’2 1/4″
Shot Put R. Hackett (UGA), 49’5″
Pole Vault Val Jalajas (WCU), 11’11 3/4″*
High Jump Nakeitra Jones (AUB), 5’10”
Weight Throw Katie McCoy (UGA), 54’1″
*-Tied Littlejohn Track Record
**-Littlejohn Track Record