Feb. 19, 2000
BLACKSBURG, VA – The Clemson men’s indoor track and field team won the 2000 ACC Championship on Saturday in Blacksburg, VA. The Tigers won the meet with 163 points, a Clemson record for the event. North Carolina placed second at the meet with 89 points, and NC State was third with 86 points.
Senior Shawn Crawford (Van Wyck, SC) led the Tigers, claiming first place in the 60m and the 200m. 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. The previous ACC and American collegiate record of 20.56 was set by Milton Campbell of North Carolina in 1998. Crawford broke his previous best by .19 at the meet. In the 60m, Crawford posted an automatic qualifying time of 6.62.
Clemson took three of the top four spots in the 60m hurdles, claiming 24 points overall in the event. Tiger junior Sultan Tucker (Glassboro, NJ) won the event in 7.79, tying the ACC record for the event. Tiger senior Charles Allen (Ontario, Canada) was second with a provisional time of 7.85 to earn All-ACC honors, and sophomore Todd Matthews (Trenton, NJ) was fourth with a time of 7.94. Sophomore Ian Potter (Spartanburg, SC) placed eighth in 8.10.
The Tigers scored 26 points in the 60m dash. Crawford won the event, and freshman David Collins (Philadelphia, PA) earned All-ACC honors after placing second with a provisional time of 6.70. Sophomore Anthony Moorman (Roselle, IL) placed fifth with a time of 6.86, and freshman Jacey Harper (Edinburgh, Trinidad) was sixth at 6.88. Allen was eighth with a time of 6.97.
Clemson scored 25 points in the 200m. Crawford won the event, followed sophomore Ato Modibo (Beltsville, MD) in third with a time of 21.38. Allen placed fourth with a time of 21.54, and Moorman was fifth at 21.70.
In the 400m dash, Modibo finished second with a provisional time of 46.39, and freshman Otto Spain (Columbia, SC) was eighth with a time of 48.79. Sophomore Fred Sharpe (Woodbury, PA) won the ACC Championship in the 800m, recording a time of 1:51.79. Sophomore Mike Connelly (Winchester, VA) earned all-conference honors after placing third in the event with a time of 1:52.42.
Senior Bryan Williams (Columbia, SC) claimed second place in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 51’6 1/2″ to earn All-ACC honors. The jump was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Sophomore Kai Maull (Lewes, DE) was sixth with a mark of 48’9″, and junior Tony Lloyd (Mauldin, SC) was seventh with a jump of 47’11 3/4″.
Sophomore Doug Ameigh (Washingtonville, PA) placed second in the high jump with a provisional mark of 7’1″, his best performance of the season. Freshman Malcolm Reynolds (Lexington Park, MD) tied for fifth with a jump of 6’8″, and sophomore Mark Mirabito (Liverpool, NY) placed eighth after clearing the same height on a later jump. Lloyd finished 10th with a mark of 6’6″.
The Tigers’ 4x400m relay team of Spain, Moorman, Harper and Garrick Copes (Fort Belvoir, VA) placed fourth with a time of 3:14.29.
Ryan Lewis, a sophomore from Roswell, GA, placed fourth with a mark of 16’3 1/2″ in the pole vault. Junior Benjamin Hess (Clifton Park, NY) was fifth after clearing the same mark on a later jump, and junior Andy Giesler (Loveland, OH) placed eighth in the event with a vault of 15’9 3/4″.
Sophomore Ryan Demers (Shapleigh, ME) finished seventh with a time of 4:13.73 in the mile, and senior Steve Alexander (Pickens, SC) was 11th in the 3,000m with a time of 8:32.41. Freshman Scott Shaw (East Syracuse, NY) placed 15th with a time of 8:37.66.
Sophomore Keith Rzewuski (Edison, NJ) finished eighth in the weight throw with a mark of 50′ 1/2″, while freshman Brett Varner (Hixson, TN) was 12th in the event with a mark of 48’4 3/4″.
The top three individuals in each event earn All-ACC honors, and the top team in each relay event is awarded all-conference honors. Highlights from the meet can be seen on Fox SportSouth on Monday, February 28, at 7 p.m.
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