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Men’s Track and Field Athletes Finish Season Atop the ACC

March 11, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s track and field team, 1999 ACC Indoor Champions, concluded the season with several athletes ranked among the leaders in the ACC. Freshman Ato Modibo, the 400m national champion, led the league with a time of 46.00 in the 400m and ranked third with a time of 21.25 in the 200m. The 4x400m relay team, also national champions, posted the fastest time in the league at 3:07.80.

Junior Shawn Crawford led the conference with a time of 6.71 in the 60m and was first in the 200m with a time of 20.80. Three other Tigers were among the top seven in the 200m. Kenny Franklin and Anthony Moorman finished the season tied for fourth (21.31), and Charles Allen is seventh at 21.51. Allen also ranked third in the 60m at 6.80. In the 60m hurdles, sophomore Sultan Tucker led the league at 7.75, followed by freshman Todd Matthews with a time of 7.89.

Senior Davidson Gill concluded the season in second place in the ACC in the 800m with a time of 1:49.99, while senior Esteban Diaz ranked second in the mile with a time of 4:08.63. Senior Joe Gibson finished the season in sixth in the 5000m run with a time of 14:26.14. The Clemson distance medley relay team is fifth in the conference at 10:06.99.

In the field events, freshman Doug Ameigh of Washingtonville, PA, led the league with a mark of 7’1 1/2″ in the high jump. Junior Bryan Williams ranked fifth at 6’10 3/4,” and freshman Mark Mirabito of Liverpool, NY is eighth at 6’8 3/4.” In the long jump, Maull has the fifth-longest mark in the conference (24’7″).

Williams concluded the season as the conference leader in the triple jump at 52’5 1/4″, and sophomore Tony Lloyd ranked third (50’3/4″). Tony Washington was ninth at 48’1 1/4.” Sophomores Ben Hess and Bobby Latham finished the season tied for sixth among ACC athletes in the pole vault at 15’9.”

In the throwing events, freshman Keith Rzewuski of Edison, NJ, was fourth in the shot put (53’7″) and eighth in the 35 lb. weight throw (50’5 1/2″). Senior Tom Hopkins was seventh in the shot put (49’10 1/2″).