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Men’s Track And Field To Open Indoor Season This Weekend

Dec. 4, 2003

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The Clemson men’s track and field team will open its 2003-04 indoor season this weekend, as the Tigers host the Clemson Opener on Friday and Saturday. This weekend’s meet will serve as the inaugural event in the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Facility, completed earlier this fall. Sixteen men’s teams will be present at the Clemson Opener, including Appalachian State, Charlotte, The Citadel, East Tennessee State, Florida State, Gardner-Webb, Georgia Tech, Morehouse, NC Central, Radford, Savannah State, South Carolina State, Tennessee, Western Carolina and Winthrop.

Thirty-eight Tigers will compete in 15 events this weekend. Michael Bolling, Ryan Hunter, Brent Hobbs, Robert Ibeh, George Kitchens, Ryan Koontz and Ronald Richards will represent Clemson in the 60m dash, and Hill, Hunter, Hobbs, Koontz and Ibeh will double in the 60m hurdles. Roy Cheney, Rashad Gardner, Scott Kautz and Lydell Perry will also compete in the hurdles. Warren Eure, Perry and Richards will contest the 300m, and Marquis Andrews, Cheney, Gardner and Kautz will represent Clemson in the 500m. The Tigers’ 800m runners will include Hill, Hobbs, Hunter, Koontz and Ahmad Rutherford. Greg Isaacs, Matt Pimentel and Mike Foley, John Palumbo, Clay Pendleton, Sean Reilly and Eric Soder will compete in the mile run, and the Tigers will field teams in the distance medley relay and 4x400m relay races.

In the field events, Ryan Hunter and George Kitchens, Koontz and McDaniel will compete in the long jump. Bell and Barrow will also compete in the triple jump for Clemson, In the throws, Danny Alge, Nick Caramanico, Derek Gilson, Matt Lombardi will compete for the Tigers in the weight throw, and Caramanico, Gilson, Hill, Hunter and Lombardi will also contest the shot put.

The schedule for men’s events is listed below:

Friday, Dec. 5 5:30 PM 60m Hurdles Trials 6:00 PM Long Jump 6:30 PM 60m Dash Trials 7:00 PM 35 lb Weight Throw 7:30 PM Distance Medley Relay

Saturday, Dec. 6 10:30 AM 3,000m Run (unseeded) 11:00 AM Shot Put 11:30 AM 60m Hurdles Final High Jump 11:55 AM 1 Mile Run 12:55 PM 60m Dash Final 1:20 PM 500m Dash 1:30 PM Triple Jump Pole Vault 2:20 PM 800m Run 3:05 PM 300m Run 4:05 PM 3000m Run (Top 15) 4:35 PM 4x400m Relay