April 17, 2003
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The Clemson men’s track and field team will compete at the ACC Championships this weekend in Raleigh, NC. The Tigers are in search of their 11th outdoor team title, and ninth outdoor championship under head coach Bob Pollock.
Since 1992, Clemson has been the most successful team in the ACC in terms of winning ACC Outdoor Track and Field Team titles. Under Pollock, Clemson has never finished lower than third (1994-1996), and has posted only three runner-up finishes (1992, 1999, 2002). Overall, Clemson has claimed 10 ACC outdoor championships, and is second only to Maryland in total ACC Championships won (26).
The Tigers hold an edge over the other ACC teams in individual or relay titles won since 1988, when Pollock took over the program. Clemson has won four of the last five 100m races contested at the ACC Championships, and has dominated the 200m titles, winning 10 of the last 15 races, and five of the last six years. The Tigers have won six consecutive titles in the 110m hurdles, and Clemson most recently won the 400m hurdles in 2000. Under Pollock, the Tigers have won four 400m and two 800m championships, five 1500m titles, three 5000m championships and four 10,000m titles. Clemson has also won two 3,000m steeplechase titles. Since 1988, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest are the only teams in the ACC to win the 4x100m relay. The Tigers have won the last three 400m relay events, and have won 10 titles under Pollock. In the 4x400m relay, Clemson has won four titles since 1988, with the most recent championship in 1996.
In the field events, Clemson has won the high jump three times, the long jump once, and has brought home three titles in the pole vault, four in the javelin, two in the decathlon and one in the shot put.
Under Pollock, Clemson has won at least one ACC title in 19 of the 21 events currently contested. The Tigers have won 82 event titles since 1988, 30 more than any other conference school. North Carolina has claimed 52 event titles, and NC State has won 50 event titles. Georgia Tech has won 34 titles in the last 15 years, while Florida State has won 32 titles and Wake Forest has won 26 titles. Virginia has claimed 24 event titles since 1988, and Maryland has four event titles with Duke holding two titles.
Clemson Head Coach Bob Pollock is second in ACC coaching history in championships won by coach with his eight team titles. Only Maryland’s Jim Kehoe has won more team titles, claiming 15 championships between 1954-1969.
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