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Men’s Track and Field Wins Clemson Invitational

April 4, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The men’s track and field team took first in the Clemsn Invitational this weekend with a combined score of 180.50. Placing second was the University of Illinois with 165, third was Eastern Michigan with 128.50, Western Carolina took fourth with 96, fifth was Georgia Tech with 78, Applachian State placed sixth with 59, and Florida State finished seventh with 19.

All-American Shawn Crawford won the 100m dash with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 10.15. Not only did he run a personal best time but he now places fourth in the Clemson record books.

In the 200m dash senior Jeremichael Williams claimed first place by running 21.67. Also competing in the event was fellow senior Aaron Haynes who placed sixth with a time of 21.93, and senior Carlton Chambers who ran to a ninth place finish, 22.20.

Williams was also a participant in the 110m hurdles and finished second with an NCAA provisional time of 13.99. Coming in behind him with a time of 14.09 was freshman Sultan Tucker. Haynes and fellow frosh Tony Washington placed seventh and eighth with times of 14.79 and 14.93, respectively.

Fellow hurdler and senior Greg Hines ran to a second place finish with atime of 52.19 in the 400m intermediate hurdles, while Washington hurlded a time of 53.79.

The 4x100m relay team of Williams, Crawford, Chambers and Kenny Franklin took first with a time of 40.94. They ran against the International team of Donovan Bailey, Michael Green, Anthony Jones and Rod Tolbert that finished with a time of 40.36.

The 4x400m relay team placed second running 3:11.87. While the Clemson “B” and “C” teams finshed fifth and tenth with times of 3:19.35 and 3:34.90, respectively.

In the 3,000m steeplechase junior Joe Gibson placed third with a hand time of 9:21.3. Jason Brewer finished second with amark of 6’08.00″, while teammates Rudy Currie and Tony Lloyd also competed in the jump and both had marks of 6’06.00″ to tie for fourth.

In the javlein senior Damien DiCola claimed first place with a mark of 200′.05″. DiCola is currently in fifth in the school history books with a mark of 211’6″.